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All nine of our mediators listed in Who’s Who Legal: Mediation 2019

We are delighted to announce that all nine of our mediators have been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Mediation 2019. In addition to this three of our mediators have been named as ‘Global Elite Thought Leaders’ in Mediation. These are Phillip Howell-Richardson, Michel Kallipetis QC and Bill Marsh. Who’s Who Legal is a global publication making these listings even more noteworthy. This is a magnificent achievement for the team and cements our position as one of the leading mediation chambers in Europe.

See below quotes from Who’s Who Legal on each of our mediators. Click on the mediators name to take you through to their profile page and CV.

Charles Dodson is a highly regarded mediator praised for his “analytical approach”. He is “very practical and able to deal with issues from both a legal and commercial perspective”.

Phillip Howell-Richardson gains widespread praise for his mediation practice. One source comments: “Phillip is the mediator who has most impressed me over the years – he is my go-to for most high-value disputes.”

Kate Jackson is highly praised by market commentators for her “excellent technical skills, and ability to distil complex issues and work with diverse personalities”.

Michel Kallipetis QC has “an excellent reputation for being one of the leading mediators”. He is highly praised by peers as “intelligent, skilful and charming”. He is “undoubtedly one of the best-known and busiest mediators in the market”. Sources note, “He has not only a strong grasp of the legal issues but also very good intuition about the personalities involved and how best to reach a resolution.”

Jonathan Lloyd-Jones is a “sensational” mediator, according to market sources. He is lauded for his “superb ability to grasp the principle issues and identify the relevant documents”.

Mark Lomas QC is regarded by some as “the best mediator there is”. He receives extensive plaudits for being “charming, clever and very diligent”. He comes “highly recommended as an outstanding mediator” by respondents in this year’s research, one of whom says, “He is my prime choice of mediator for complex indemnity claims.”

Bill Marsh is a “sensational” mediator according to respondents. He “gets very high-profile work and is extremely experienced and capable”.

Andrew Paton is held in high esteem by respondents who praise his “intellect and ability to effortlessly absorb details and intricacies of complex commercial disputes”.

Nicholas Pryor is a “terrific, affable and hardworking” mediator. He is praised for his “clarity of thinking” and “ability to put litigants at ease”.

According to Who’s Who Legal their methodology is as follows:
‘Each year the WWL research team contacts more than 50,000 practitioners who have been previously recommended for their work in their particular field. They are invited to provide recommendations and feedback on those individuals they have worked with closely in the preceding few years. Researchers conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews with leading members of the legal community around the world, including private practice and in-house lawyers, arbitrators, judges, consulting experts and academics. The resulting votes and recommendations form a detailed network of peer review, supplemented by feedback provided by client referees put forward by nominated practitioners. Through millions of such recommendations over more than 20 years, WWL has built and refined lists of practitioners who stand out not only in their region or jurisdiction, but globally. ‘

According to Who’s Who Legal their methodology for the Thought Leaders section is as follows:
Thought Leaders are those individuals who have performed exceptionally well in research, with only a small proportion of those considered selected. Only around 2% of all nominees to their guides are selected for inclusion as Global Elite Thought Leaders.

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