The “simply excellent” Mark Jackson-Stops has been a full-time mediator since the mid-1990s and has mediated over 1,500 cases. He is recognised as “one of the great mediators in the country”. Two decades practising as a chartered surveyor from 1973 have lent 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 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 trained as a mediator in the UK with CEDR (by whom he is accredited) and in Houston and El Paso, Texas, with USA&M, at that time one of the USA’s largest mediation practices. He founded IPOS Mediation (formerly In Place of Strife) in 1995, which is now recognised as a leading provider of mediators in the UK and internationally.