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Nine out of nine in the top bands of Chambers and Partners 2017

Independent Mediators are very proud to announce that all nine of our members have been listed in bands one and two of the mediators section in the new edition of Chambers and Partners 2017 released this week. This is a tremendous achievement for all.

We are delighted with the rankings and 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.

“Robust mediator” Charles Dodson is an experienced practitioner whose practice includes appointments on a range of commercial matters including contract, insurance, professional negligence, banking and pension cases. One market source remarks that he is “quite probing and facilitative,” while another singles out his ability to “pick up the facts, see both sides and understand them.”

“Brilliant legal mind “ Phillip Howell-Richardson “offers a strong presence” and brings considerable experience to his mediation practice. He has expertise in high-value commercial, finance and insurance disputes, with one source enthusing that “he’s simply outstanding for complex group actions.” He also has experience in fraud, employment and construction cases, among others.

Kate Jackson is “a skilled and patient mediator” with a considerable practice, whose breadth of experience includes banking and finance, workplace, commercial contract and professional negligence cases. Market sources acknowledge her skill in “proactively maintaining the momentum of the mediation” and her “excellent organisation.”

Michel Kallipetis QC is a widely admired mediator who draws particular praise from fellow legal professionals for his “huge gravitas.” He handles a range of cases from areas as diverse as trusts, employment, professional indemnity and insurance, and he is frequently sought out for mediations “with big numbers involved, big personalities involved and when the mediator needs to hold his own.”

“Good listener” Jonathan Lloyd-Jones is an experienced mediator with an extensive ADR practice. One observer notes: “He’s got an excellent style – his approach is quite forensic and challenging.” His commercial mediation is focused on financial, professional negligence and construction matters. One source applauds him for the “quite inventive techniques he uses to guide the settlement.”

Mark Lomas QC is a highly sought-after mediator who is regularly chosen for complex and high-value disputes. He is acclaimed for his work in professional negligence matters and has substantial experience in commercial contract and insurance disputes. Market sources identify his “forensic style” and “intellectual weight and rigour” as his most impressive qualities.

Bill Marsh is a highly accomplished mediator who “can adapt to any type of dispute” and is regularly appointed to mediate large, complex international cases. His wealth of experience includes appointment as mediator of shareholder, joint venture and contract disputes. A market source reports that he is “very good at managing the parties’ expectations and bringing the parties to realise the benefits of a negotiated outcome.”

Andrew Paton “combines a highly effective approach with a personable manner,” according to sources. He has extensive experience in a number of fields including construction, insurance and commercial contract disputes, with particular expertise in professional negligence claims. He is regularly instructed on complex cases, with one source noting: “He is energetic and inspires confidence in the process.”

“Consummate mediator” Nicholas Pryor “exudes experience,” according to market commentators. He is routinely chosen for complex disputes and has recently been appointed to cases across a number of sectors including banking, IT, property and professional negligence. Another source states: “He is focused on moving parties towards a settlement and away from the past. He brings creativity to solutions.”

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