Judith Kelbie - Trust Mediation

“I just wanted to say thank you for your help today. It was a such a difficult situation for all concerned and your patience, common sense and good humour got us through to what I hope was a good resolution for all concerned. I’ll add that I thought Judith was great – she had a very good touch with our client and although I’ve no idea what was going on in the other room clearly she waved her magic wand there too.  I would definitely recommend her.”

Judith Kelbie

Judith is a very experienced mediator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an international mediation trainer.


I am regularly instructed in the most intractable cases and approach each with thorough preparation, an approachable, good humoured and personable style. As a Claimant Solicitor in the field, I have decades of experience of dealing with people with life changing injuries and the pressures that they bring to bear on the wider family.

I am patient and tenacious, digging deep with a range of impasse strategies when most mediators might want to call it a day. As a lawyer and also an Engineer, I also have a good grasp of both legal and mathematical aspects of claims.

Examples of my cases:

  • Very long-standing claim with multiple litigants in person with multi-million pound claims which had failed to settle though negotiation and JSM.



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