Nine out of nine! All nine of our mediators listed in Who’s Who Legal: Mediation 2021

We are delighted to announce that all nine of our mediators have been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Mediation 2021 published at the end of August 2021. 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 has“ a very calm and considered demeanour which puts clients at ease” and “he is clearly extremely well prepared and able to zone in on the key issues from the very beginning.”

 Phillip Howell-Richardson has an impressive profile in commercial disputes. He “is a highly impressive mediator,” “a top choice for commercial disputes” and “he always has the confidence of the parties.”

Kate Jackson“has developed an outstanding reputation in the field” and “she has a very effective approach and mediation style”.

Michel Kallipetis QC has a vast amount of experience and is distinguished as “a very dedicated professional with a long-standing reputation in mediation.” “He is an incredibly creative mediator.” “He’s excellent with all parties, even with the most difficult personalities imaginable.” He is also listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader. He is the WWL Mediator of the Year for 2020.

 Jonathan Lloyd-Jones “is a standout mediator” and is “always very prepared and on top of the details.”

Mark Lomas QC is regarded as being “in the top ten” mediation specialists in the market by sources who say he “is always very well prepared and very evaluative”.

Bill Marsh has “a great reputation” among sources who note he is “simply one of the finest and always a pleasure to engage with.” He is a “go-to – his calibre and quality are simply fantastic.” Respondents “highly recommend his style and approach” and exalt his “very successful” mediation practice. He also features on the list of Global Elite Thought Leaders in mediation.

Andrew Paton is “a favourite mediator” with a wealth of experience in professional indemnity disputes. Respondents note: “He always gets it done.”

Jane Player is “a superb mediator” with strong experience in international disputes. Sources add: “She takes a very effective and nuanced approach.” “Jane is one of the top ten mediators in the UK for sure.”

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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