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All ten in the top tiers of Chambers & Partners 2021

Independent Mediators are delighted to announce that all ten of our members have been listed in the top bands of the mediators section in the new edition of Chambers and Partners 2021 released this week (22 October 2020). This is a tremendous achievement for all.

We are extremely grateful to all our instructing solicitors and clients for their support in helping us to both achieve and maintain them.

Full listings for each of our Mediators can be found below. You can also click through to the mediators individual page (click on their name) to download their CV and see more information.

Stuart Chapman of Independent Mediators enjoys a healthy reputation for his abilities mediating domestic and international commercial disputes. His broad practice incorporates experience in company law, intellectual property and professional negligence claims, among others. “He has a very good grasp of the issues and is easy to work with but tough when appropriate. I always find he understands very early on what each party is really looking for.” “He combines tenacity with a really calm manner, and somehow manages to coax people when they want to give up.”

Charles Dodson of Independent Mediators is a leading mediator with vast experience across a broad range of sophisticated commercial cases. He is especially active mediating professional indemnity, insurance and contractual disputes. “Charles is a capable and active mediator.” “He is well known and respected in his field.”

Phillip Howell-Richardson of Independent Mediators operates a leading commercial mediation practice with a formidable track record in handling banking and finance, insurance and professional negligence claims. He shows additional expertise in construction and energy cases. “He is particularly good at finding bridges between parties to enable them to discuss, when otherwise they were at loggerheads.” “He’s one of the leading mediators in the UK, and he works incredibly hard to get a satisfactory result.”

Kate Jackson of Independent Mediators is a pre-eminent mediator with foremost abilities in financial service sector cases, where she leverages her experience working in investment banks. She is also strong in insurance and professional negligence matters. “Kate is a really top-notch mediator; she has a very good manner with clients and can get to the heart of issues.” “She is a first-class, absolutely brilliant meditator.”

Michel Kallipetis QC  of Independent Mediators is a highly regarded mediator whose practice is active across a range of commercial claims. His experience includes mediating professional negligence, insurance and property matters, among other disputes. “Michel is a charming and commercially astute mediator.” “He is clearly very sharp and very commercial. He cut through to the important issues to get the parties over the line.”

Jonathan Lloyd-Jones of Independent Mediators is experienced across a variety of cases. He possesses notable expertise in employment, professional negligence and insolvency-related disputes, as well as those arising in the construction sector. “Jonathan has a fantastic mind that allows him to grasp the root of the dispute. He puts the parties at ease and ensures that they fully understand the commerciality of achieving a settlement.”

Mark Lomas QC of Independent Mediators is considered a go-to for the mediation of significant commercial disputes. He is particularly experienced in professional negligence disputes, and is also strong in financial services and contractual cases.  “Mark is a high-calibre mediator who can get to grips with the papers very quickly. He has a style that doesn’t upset either side and puts them at ease to achieve a settlement.”

Bill Marsh of Independent Mediators excels at mediating high-value and international commercial disputes across a broad range of industries. His expertise covers professional negligence, employment and commercial contract cases.  “He has seen it all before and focuses his time and efforts on working to get a deal; he’s very subtle and takes the heat out of the dispute.” “Bill is relaxed, facilitative and calming.”

Andrew Paton of Independent Mediators is an expert mediator with a wealth of experience in professional negligence disputes. He is also experienced in insolvency, partnership and employment cases. “Andrew is so effective. He gets to core issues very quickly and is very proactive.” “He is measured and empathetic while also being constructively engaging and challenging.”

Nicholas Pryor of Independent Mediators maintains a diverse mediation practice with deep experience settling domestic and international disputes. He is frequently sought after to handle employment, partnership and intellectual property claims, among others. “Nicholas was very assured, calm and sensible. He brought a sharp analytical mind and got to grips with the key issues.”

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