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Mediation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tim Hardy achieves widespread recognition for his top-tier mediation practice and is highly sought after for his impressive experience handling commercial disputes.


Tim Hardy is described as “one of the finest technically gifted mediators” who “doesn’t give up when the going gets tough and tirelessly presses on to assist the parties reach a resolution”, and whose “sharp legal acumen combined with his tough but fair negotiation style places him as a mediator in high demand”.

Previously head of commercial litigation at CMS, Tim is now a full-time mediator with over 20 years’ experience. He has a reputation for resolving complex and bitter commercial disputes and keeping the parties focused on settlement in the most trying circumstances. A client states: "Through a combination of sheer force of will, rational argument and exceptional commercialism, he assisted the parties in engineering a settlement and bringing to an end one of the most difficult and unpleasant cases I have ever dealt with. I have mediated somewhere near 100 commercial disputes and Tim is by far the ‘standout’ mediator and I shall certainly be using him again in the future."

During lockdown Tim has been conducting mediations remotely. He is now seeing the first wave of post-lockdown supply-chain disputes heating up as businesses tentatively work out a staged route back to market.

Tim works throughout the UK and internationally handling all types of domestic and international commercial disputes.

His experience covers banking, finance and investment; commercial contracts; company shareholders and directors; corporate transactions; distributors, agents and franchisees; engineering, mining and construction; insolvency, bankruptcy and fraud; insurance; international commerce; IT, technology, telecoms and outsourcing; partnerships and joint ventures; professional negligence; and real estate, hotels and leisure.

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