Seasoned practitioner Jonathan Lloyd-Jones has over 25 years’ experience in commercial mediation, bringing in-depth knowledge in professional negligence, construction and property disputes.
Mediation is all about fairness and belief. The mediator has to gain the trust of the parties, understand the detail and drivers of the conflict and help the participants to find a new way of looking at the situation, so as to generate options for resolution. The parties need to believe that the solution suggested is fair.
Jonathan Lloyd-Jones has spent his working life in dispute resolution, initially as a litigation lawyer in London and Oxford. While chair of his 100-partner law firm, the need to find consensual solutions to partnership issues was vital.
He qualified as a mediator in 1991 and gained a reputation as a pioneer in the development of mediation in the UK. He has always been ranked in the top tiers of commercial mediators by the legal directories. Recent editions have described him as an “excellent mediator” and “charming, authoritative and thorough”, and have further praised his “rigorous intellectual approach to testing both sides’ cases with a facilitative, encouraging, charming manner that prevents parties from becoming disillusioned or giving up on negotiations”.
He currently provides the evaluative mediation module in the RICS mediation training course. He is certified by the International Mediation Institute and is a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.
Since becoming a full-time mediator in 2012, his practice has greatly expanded and he has mediated hundreds of disputes, particularly involving insurance, professional negligence, construction, insolvency, shareholders, property and financial services. Parties have ranged from government agencies and multi-nationals to private individuals.