Nine out of nine! All nine of our mediators listed in Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Mediation 2022

We are delighted to announce that all nine of our mediators have been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Mediation 2022 published in September 2022. In addition to this two of our mediators have been named as ‘Global Elite Thought Leaders’ in Mediation. These are 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.

Stuart Chapman impresses market commentators for his “calm, measured and authoritative manner”, which he utilises to put clients at ease.

 Phillip Howell-Richardson is praised for his “ ability to get straight to the point in a commercial manner and assist all sides in the dispute”.

Kate Jackson is commended for her “excellent manner and communication skills” that make it “easy to strike up a rapport with her”.

Michel Kallipetis QC is singled out as a “brilliant, astute and constructive leader” who is a clear star in the mediation field.    He is also listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader. He is the WWL Mediator of the Year for 2020.

 Jonathan Lloyd-Jones wins praise for his “patience, warm personality, diligence and thoughtful” nature, which establishes him as a reliable mediator.

Mark Lomas QC receives acclaim for his “meticulous preparation when identifying the issues of a dispute” and his “very organised approach to negotiation”.

Bill Marsh tops our rankings and is held in high esteem by clients and peers alike for his “calmness, integrity and intelligence”, which enables him to excel within the mediation market. He also features on the list of Global Elite Thought Leaders in mediation.

Andrew Paton is favoured for his personable and intelligent approach to professional indemnity and construction negligence disputes.

Jane Player ranks prominently and “brings to the table years of experience in dispute resolution” on top of a highly diligent disposition.

According to Who’s Who Legal their criteria for selection is as follows:

“The standard required for inclusion in WWL’s guides is high. Typically fewer than half of those put forward for inclusion are selected in the final list, sometimes this proportion is considerably lower. Individuals must continue to receive strong and regular feedback to maintain their listing and every listed practitioner’s listing is reviewed annually as part of the research process.

We pride ourselves on our rigorous and independent research process; only those receiving the highest number of recommendations from peers and clients are listed in our publications. We aim to ensure our guides act as useful tools to private practitioners in search of counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions as well as to clients in search of a lawyer or expert, and in order to achieve this we uphold the highest standards of integrity. We conduct our research afresh each year and through conversations with practitioners worldwide ask whom they have been working with recently that they could recommend from personal experience.”

According to Who’s Who Legal their methodology for the Thought Leaders section is as follows:
“These practitioners are the best of the best across all of our practice areas according to our research. Only those listed practitioners who obtained the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources in their practice area are selected. Entry into our guides, is, of itself, no easy feat, with fewer than half of those nominated obtaining a listing. The bar to be considered a Global Elite Thought Leader is even higher. Typically no more than five per cent of practitioners in any WWL global practice area guide are selected as Global Elite Thought Leaders.”

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