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Mark Jackson-Stops

Mark Jackson-Stops

IPOS MediationInternational Dispute Resolution Centre1 Paternoster LaneLondonEnglandEC4M 7BQ

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

Mediation 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"Mark knows the process inside and out"
"He's one of the best in the game"
"Mark is an incredibly gifted mediator"
"He has a very strong reputation among peers"


Mark Jackson-Stops has has mediated over 1,700 cases since the mid-1990s. He is recognised as “one of the great mediators in the country”. Two decades practising as a chartered surveyor from 1973 gave him an unsurpassable insight into certain specialist areas of expertise, including property development, investment and management, as well as tenant negotiations and valuations. However it has been the past 25 years spent in full-time mediation of commercial and family disagreements of every kind, that have really refined his legal acumen and the calm, confident style that’s so essential to successful dispute resolution and to gaining a reputation as “the best commercial dealmaker in the market”.

Mark is known for his ability to build relationships of trust speedily, and he can adapt his approach to the needs of different parties. His style is responsive and flexible, and ranges from the lightest of touch to a firm and directive approach when required. Both styles can be seamlessly employed in different rooms at different times on the same day.

Mark graduated from Oxford University and then qualified and practised as a chartered surveyor. He trained as a mediator in the UK with CEDR (by whom he was accredited) and in the USA. In 1995 he founded IPOS Mediation (formerly In Place of Strife), which is recognised as a leading provider of mediators in the UK and internationally.

Mark Jackson-Stops was the recipient of the Judges’ Award for Achievement in Mediation at the UK National Mediation Awards 2020. He was also named as a  ‘Global Elite Thought Leader’- Mediation - by Who’s Who Legal, 2021. He is a Fellow of the Civil Mediation Council.

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