I have been involved with the resolution of disputes for my whole career.
I am a certified Civil and Commercial Mediator (ADRg, 2014) and Workplace (ADR-ODR, 2018) Mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1989).
Examples of disputes mediated recently include a dispute arising on the removal of a Chief Executive; a commercial dispute within a professional LLP; assisting in the mediation of a multi-million-pound loss of cargo claim; a claim for alleged theft of confidential information and breach of restrictive covenants by four employees and a dispute arising on the dissolution of a family business. Arbitrations include dealing with the refusal of membership to an International Council and disputes over non-payment of professional fees.
I have over 40 years’ legal experience as a solicitor (now non-practising) and was frequently identified as one of the UK’s leading employment specialists. I have wide experience of many business sectors including leisure, hotels and catering, property, education, retail, health, insurance, manufacturing, museums and City-based business.
I have advised PLC boards, mid-cap companies, individuals, charities, schools, pharmaceutical companies, professional partnerships, universities and government organisations. I have acted for many senior executives as they enter and leave employment. I was legal adviser to the disciplinary appeals committee of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and legal adviser to the Agricultural Wages Board