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Naveen Agnihotri

Naveen Agnihotri

Renowned for simplifying complex legal disputes and achieving the best for users.

Specialist mediator, having conducted over 100 mediations, including multi party, cross community and a diverse range of claims
Renowned for simplifying complex legal disputes and achieving the best for users.
Former member of the Bar Council's ADR committee.
Fluent speaker of Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

(Called to the Bar in 2001)

Areas of expertise:

Company
Construction
Contract
Discrimination and employment
Land
Professional negligence
Property
Public law and tort

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Phillip Aliker

Phillip Aliker

Admitted and recognised in several jurisdictions in the UK, USA, Africa and the Middle East.

Internationally experienced arbitrator and mediator
Admitted and recognised in several jurisdictions in the UK, USA, Africa and the Middle East

(Called to the Bar in 1990)

Areas of expertise:

Commercial
Trusts
Contract
Banking and Finance
Property
Company

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Claire Andrews

Claire Andrews

Recommended as one of the leaders in consumer law by Chambers and Partners UK and by the Legal 500 Who's Who in the Law.

Joint head of Gough Square Chambers
Recommended as one of the leaders in consumer law by Chambers and Partners UK and by the Legal 500 Who's Who in the Law

(Called to the Bar in 1979)

Areas of expertise:

Consumer and regulatory (including environment)
Product liability
Landlord and tenant
Property
Employment
Contract

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Elizabeth Birch

Elizabeth Birch

Recommended by Chambers and Partners UK continuously from 1998-1999 for alternative dispute resolution.

Leading arbitrator and mediator with over 25 years' experience
Founder and director of ACI (A Commercial Initiative for Dispute Resolution now merged with In Place of Strife)
Recommended by Chambers and Partners UK continuously from 1998-1999 for alternative dispute resolution

(Called to the Bar in 1978)

Areas of expertise:

Contract
Company
Commercial
Finance
Oil & Gas
Insurance
Shipping

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Gordon Bishop

Gordon Bishop

Has built up considerable expertise in a number of areas and recently specialised in media related work.

An experienced commercial and common law barrister and mediator
Has built up considerable expertise in a number of areas and recently specialised in media related work

(Called to the Bar in 1968)

Areas of expertise:

Negligence
Landlord and tenant
Commercial law
Media
Family

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Steve Cantle

Steve Cantle

Extensive experience in handling a range of commercial, insurance and other disputes.

Former Chairman and Senior Partner of Kennedys
Former Honorary Solicitor of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
CEDR accredited mediator since 1994
Regularly lectures on clinical negligence
Extensive experience in handling a range of commercial, insurance and other disputes

(Admitted as a solicitor in 1978)

Areas of expertise:

Product liability
Insurance
Commercial litigation and arbitration
Professional negligence
Contract
Construction

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Michael Cover

Michael Cover

Head of Contentious Intellectual Property department at leading City firm.

Head of Contentious Intellectual Property department at leading City firm
Accredited family and business mediator
Chartered arbitrator
Principal of Michael Cover ADR Limited
Previously senior in house Counsel with leading UK companies
Highly regarded for his mediation work

(Called to the Bar in 1973 and admitted as a solicitor in 1988)

Areas of expertise:

Intellectual property
Information technology
Contract
Insurance and financial services
Media
International contracts

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Julia Dias QC

Julia Dias QC

An accredited and successful mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Has wide experience of commercial and insurance disputes generally considerable expertise in many other areas such as agency, aviation, conflicts of laws, guarantees and letters of credit, international trade, road transport (domestic and international), sale of goods and shipbuilding
 
Has also been instructed in construction and oil and gas disputes
 
(Called to the Bar in 1982)
 
Areas of expertise:
 
Insurance
Reinsurance
Professional negligence
International trade
Shipping
Private international law

 

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Hew R Dundas

Hew R Dundas

Has arbitrated or mediated in a wide range of domestic and international disputes in several jurisdictions.

Former head of legal at Cairn Energy PLC (now FTSE100); experience of > 20 jurisdictions
Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2007)
30 years' legal/commercial experience in a range of business areas
Has arbitrated or mediated in a wide range of domestic and international disputes in several jurisdictions

Areas of expertise:

Oil & Gas
Commercial
Contract
International
Commodities / Maritime

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Colin Edelman QC

Colin Edelman QC

Chambers UK 2010 'Insurance Silk of the Year’, and first won the award in 2007.

Has specialised in these areas for over 20 years and developed a detailed understanding of the practices of the London and international insurance and reinsurance markets
 
(Called to the Bar in 1977)
 
Areas of expertise:
 
Insurance
Reinsurance
Professional negligence

 

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Adam Fenton QC

Adam Fenton QC

Recommended in the field of Insurance and Reinsurance in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 current directories. (Associate member of our insurance panel)

Has received widespread praise for his “sensible advice”, and being “deeply immersed in insurance matters,” (Chambers UK 2006 and 2008 Insurance)
 
(Called to the Bar in 1984)
 
Areas of expertise:
 
Insurance
Reinsurance
Sale of Goods
Shipping
Professional Negligence

 

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Nigel Giffin QC

Nigel Giffin QC

Recognised as one of the leading barristers in public law and other areas by Chambers and Partners UK

Appointed Queen's Counsel in 2003
Recommended by Legal 500 Who's Who in the Law (2006)
Recognised as one of the leading barristers in public law and other areas by Chambers and Partners UK

(Called to the Bar in 1986)

Areas of expertise:

Administrative and public law (including public enquiries)
Civil liberties
Education
Information law
Local government
Public procurement
Environment
Housing
Social services
Employment
General commercial

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Grant Goodlad

Grant Goodlad

As an accredited CEDR mediator he has acted in a wide range of civil and commercial disputes.

Former President of the Northamptonshire Law Society
As an accredited CEDR mediator he has acted in a wide range of civil and commercial disputes
Trainer on the CIArb mediation training course
Listed by the Bar Council as lead mediator in over 30 cases

(Solicitor for 25 years before called to the Bar in 2006)

Areas of expertise:

Personal injury
Professional negligence
Clinical negligence
Employment
Actions against the police

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Jon Lang

Jon Lang

Recommended for mediation by Chambers and Partners UK and the Legal 500.

Former Partner at White & Case
Full-time mediator
Chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association
Member of the Court of Appeal mediation scheme
Author of "A Practical Guide to Mediation in Intellectual Property, Technology and Related Disputes" (Sweet & Maxwell)
Recommended for mediation by Chambers and Partners UK and the Legal 500

(Admitted as a solicitor in 1986)

Areas of expertise:

Contract
Professional negligence
Partnership and shareholder
Banking and financial services
Company/commercial
Intellectual property
IT and technology
Property and construction
Sport
Telecoms

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John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Ranked by Legal 500 "Who's Who in the Law" as a specialist in a range of areas.

Recommended by Chambers and Partners UK for environmental law
Ranked by Legal 500 "Who's Who in the Law" as a specialist in a range of areas
CEDR accredited mediator
Publications include "Neighbours and the Law" (Sweet & Maxwell)
Joint editorial adviser for "Property and Compensation Reports"

(Called to the Bar in 1977)

Areas of expertise:

Town and country planning
Environmental
Local government
Highways law
Parliamentary matters
Property
Landlord & tenant

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Paul Randolph

Paul Randolph

Recommended by Legal 500 "Who's Who in the Law" (2006) for mediation.

Leading mediator
Founding member of LADR
Recommended by Legal 500 "Who's Who in the Law" (2006) for mediation
Co-author of "Mediation : A Psychological Insight into Conflict Resolution"

(Called to the Bar in 1971)

Areas of expertise:

Commercial
Personal injury
Professional and clinical negligence
Employment
Construction
Landlord & tenant
Property
Family finance

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Stephen Reeder

Stephen Reeder

Appointed a Lawyer Chairman of the Residential Property Tribunal Service (2007).

Recognised by Chambers & Partners for social housing
Listed in the Bar Council Directory of barrister mediators
Founding partner of "Housing Mediation Service"
Appointed a Lawyer Chairman of the Residential Property Tribunal Service (2007)

(Called to the Bar in 1991)

Areas of expertise:

Public and administrative law
Property (including large-scale regeneration/re-development)
European law and socio-economic rights
Housing
Community care
Mental health

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Joe Tirado

Joe Tirado

Head of International Arbitration and ADR at Norton Rose.

Head of International Arbitration and ADR at Norton Rose
Ranked amongst the leaders in international arbitration by Chambers and Partners UK, Chambers Global "The World's Leading Lawyers", and Legal 500 UK, PLC Which Lawyer? and Global Arbitration Review 100
Panel member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and various other leading UK and international arbitration and mediation centres and panels
Fluent in Spanish

(Admitted as a solicitor in 1994 and solicitor-advocate (civil) in 2004)

Areas of expertise:

Oil & gas
Technology
Construction
Engineering
Manufacturing
Distribution
Investment
Power generation
Telecommunications
Banking
Mining
Food services
Legal
Accounting
Financial services

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Paul Reed QC

Paul Reed QC

Consistently recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers for insurance and reinsurance as a leader in his field.

He regularly advises on coverage and avoidance issues particularly in relation to construction and project insurance and policies of professional indemnity, product liability, public liability and all risks
 
(Called to the Bar in 1988)
 
Areas of expertise:
 
Construction indemnity and project insurance
Issues between primary and excess insurers
Reservation of rights
Conflicts of interest in relation to domestic and world wide insurance and reinsurance
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