Bill Marsh is a "sensational" mediator according to respondents. He "gets very high-profile work and is extremely experienced and capable".
Ranked by Who’s Who Legal as Mediator of the Year 2019, Bill Marsh is one of Europe’s leading commercial mediators. Practising full-time for nearly 30 years, he has mediated in almost every area of law and business. He mediates in the UK and internationally and has worked with parties from over 50 countries.
He is consistently ranked in the top tier of mediators in all the independent legal directories, and also topped the global ranking for mediators in WWL (2014–2015). He is described in legal directories as “one of the greats”; “right at the top of his game”; “a perfect example of how a talented mediator can overcome apparently insuperable obstacles”; “right at the top of the tree”; “one of the best”; and “top rank”. He is also praised for his “absolute commitment” and “commercial flair”, and is deemed an “excellent shuttle diplomat”, with quoted sources adding that he is “extremely patient and hardworking, but pushes both sides’ positions very hard”.
A former corporate lawyer, Bill has also acted as adviser on conflict and mediation to many governments (the UK, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia) and international bodies (the EU, the IFC/World Bank and the UN) and to the Archbishop of Canterbury. His mediation experience includes religious, political and ethnic conflicts. In 2016, he was awarded the Archbishop’s inaugural award for outstanding service to reconciliation. He has also represented the UK in UN sessions.
He is a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, advisory board member of the UK Parliament’s all-party parliamentary group on conflict issues and former executive director of CEDR.