I am delighted to be part of Trust Mediation’s team and especially to be working with the NHS Resolution scheme for mediation. I have also mediated in matters arising from a wide range of other causes and am privileged to be instructed as a mediator across the United Kingdom and worldwide – most recently in South Africa and Grand Cayman.
Mediation is my passion and has been central to my career for some twenty years. Its significance is featured in the book Practical Mediation which I have co-authored this year, my third textbook on mediation, based on more than a thousand mediations in which I have taken part as mediator, advocate or trainer. More than 95% of those mediations have settled on the day, or shortly afterwards, bringing considerable relief to all concerned.
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Experience:
I have extensive Costs and Personal Injury practises as a mediator with a notable volume of personal injury and clinical negligence matters. My clinical negligence expertise extends over two decades – I lecture on the subject and author the chapter (on mediation and ADR) in the leading textbook – Powers & Harris. My cases extend from death through diabetic trauma and ambulance delays, to drug and other errors, as well as fundamental orthopaedic mistakes.
I was the founder and first Hon Secretary of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) with Sir Brian Neill in 2002. I spent eight years as the Secretary of what became the leading body for civil mediation in the UK. I am steeped in mediation knowledge as a result and retains my commitment as a trustee of the mediation charity working worldwide – The Society of Mediators. I lead courses for the Society of Mediators and the School of Mediation, London in the United Kingdom, the West Indies and South Africa.