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ProMediate has a panel of over 50 qualified and experienced ADR officials to select from for consumer disputes.
Their full details are included below and will be provided upon appointment.
When a panel member is described as a fee paid judge this means that they are a member of the part time judiciary sitting as a judge in a Court or Tribunal. Training in distance mediation techniques is provided to all panel members.
We will always allocate an ADR Official/mediator to the dispute based upon their knowledge, expertise and experience in the area, such as dealing with lawyers’ complaints or OfCom complaints about postal or communications services.
Main ProMediate Panel:
Peter Causton – Director of ProMediate (UK) Limited
Dr Clifford Frank
General Consumer Disputes
A full list of ADR Officials is available on request
Patrick is a Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights) admitted in England & Wales. He is also admitted as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland and in the Supreme Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland. As an advocate he has appeared in Courts throughout the jurisdiction including the Old Bailey, the High Court and the Court of Appeal and in addition has appeared in courts overseas and as an advocate at a large number of high profile Coroners Inquests.
Patrick has many years experience in the fields of civil and criminal litigation and regulatory law firstly as a partner in one of the UKs largest law practices and subsequently in his own practice.
Patrick was appointed to sit as a Civil Deputy District Judge in 2000 and since that time has adjudicated on the whole range of matters where are regularly brought before the County Court for a resolution.
Having spent many years litigating and having seen things from the judicial perspective, Peter is passionate about resolving disputes and so he set up ProMediate and Click2Resolve. Peter is an expert in professional indemnity law and is therefore heading up ProMediate’s Legal Complaints Service certified by CTSI to deal with complaints between lawyers and clients.
Having been qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate for some 19 years Leslie is currently engaged in a number of diverse roles. These include judicial work sitting as a Recorder in the Crown Court, Tribunal Judge of both the Mental Health Tribunal and Special Education Needs and Disability Tribunal, adjudicating appeals regarding the London Congestion Charge, acting as one of the Independent Adjudicators for Companies House and being a Chair for the Conduct and Competence Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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He is also the Managing Director of Independent Investigative Interviewing Limited which conducts disciplinary, grievance and complaints investigations for companies which lack the resources or skill mix to undertake them.
He is the author of two books ‘Effective Interviewing for Disciplinary, Grievance and Complaints investigations’ and ‘365 Daily Advocacy Tips’ published by Bloomsbury Professional Publishing. Leslie is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as well as the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning and the Professional Speakers Association amongst other organisations.
Ruth is a Solicitor and has undertaken mediation training. She has over 25 years experience of clinical negligence litigation and health care law. She has acted on behalf of health organisations as both a Partner in a large commercial practice and subsequently running her own firm acting on behalf of an NHS Trust as a Trust Solicitor. She has acted in many high value cases and actions of the utmost severity. She has been a Deputy District Judge for 12 years and a Tribunal Judge since 2011. Ruth has also recently been nominated to deal with certain specific types of Court of Protection applications relating to Deprivation of Liberty.
Ruth has extensive experience of lecturing and training and is a Director of a niche legal training company. She has been a speaker at medico-legal conferences and provided wide-ranging training for health care professionals at all levels on a variety of topics. She has also undertaken university lecturing at both under-graduate and post-graduate level.
Edward was called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1979. While at the bar I practiced in common law and crime during which I was particularly involved in the area of Liquor and Taxi licensing and appeared in cases for prospective licensees in the lower courts and in the higher courts on appeal. In 1990 I was admitted to the bar of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and practiced there and in the wider Caribbean as a civil and criminal advocate, specialising in Capital and Constitutional cases. I was one of the junior counsel in the leading Caribbean case of ex parte Barnwell, a case concerning the sacking of a High Court judge. Whilst in the Caribbean I also studied for the New York bar to which I was admitted in 1995. In 1996 I returned to London and was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 and in 1998 a solicitor advocate with higher court rights in all courts.
Mike has extensive experience of mediating small claims and is an expert in the field of insurance and workplace mediation.
Liz is an accredited Workplace Mediator known for her ability to quickly identify the issues but with a user friendly style. A solicitor with 25 years’ experience in commercial litigation, Company Secretary for her local law society and a Tribunal Judge.
Liz worked as a solicitor in private practice but also managed teams as an in-house legal adviser for a leading Bank and within the public sector. This means that she has first-hand experience of the potential for conflict in the workplace and understands how challenging and destructive this can be for all involved. Liz not only has the skills to manage the mediation process but she also understands the dynamics within working relationships which helps to focus the parties on finding their solution. This is facilitative mediation so it is their solution not hers and that is how the issues are properly resolved.
Barrister and a part-time judge.
Fitness to Practice Panel of the GMCIn February 2014 I was appointed to the Fitness to Practice Panel. I have been appointed to be a Panel Chair. I will complete my training for that role on 24th September.Deputy District Judge (Magistrates Courts)I have sat as a district judge, in various magistrates courts since 2003
I sit alone and hear all the cases that a bench of magistrates could hear.
I am often called upon to deal with the longer cases which a bench could not sit on. For example I recently presided over the 3 day trial of 5 police officers charged with assault.
I also deal with those cases which give rise to difficult questions of law. These have included cases based upon complicated safety regulations relating to plant and machinery and technical defenses in drink drive cases.
In all these cases I have given a full judgment in open court.
An increasing part of my work involves case management to ensure that witnesses do not attend unnecessarily, the issues are identified in advance and legal arguments are properly prepared.
Dr Mary Malecka
Mary’s experience in alternative dispute resolution in the workplace as a trade union activist was solid grounding before becoming a Mediator and Barrister, where her practice has encompassed general Chancery and Administrative work. Mary’s maturity and experience inform her determination to persevere in assisting disputing parties to find their mediated agreement. She is an outstanding listener, hearing the gaps in parties’ apparently adamant positions, and helping them to find the path to their own settlement.
Jonathan Mann QC
Jonathan Mann QC has long specialized in representing those charged with grave offences of violence, serious and historic allegations of sexual abuse as well as organized crime conspiracies, confiscation and forfeiture and seizure of assets.
He has considerable experience acting for those accused of serious and complex financial crime, as well as regulatory infringement. He advises, pre-charge, those being investigated by both domestic investigators as well as those with international jurisdiction and was appointed a Recorder in 2012.
Barrister – Exchange Chambers
Practice Areas – Multi-Track Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence including:
- Adult and paediatric brain injury;
- Amputation (above and below knee);
- Spinal injuries;
- Claims for severe and multiple orthopaedic injuries;
- Chronic pain including CRPS and somatoform disorders;
- Fatal Accident Act claims/Inquests;
- Accidents abroad.
Instructed by Claimants and Defendants
Nina Murray Smith
Nina has been a Solicitor, admitted in England & Wales, since 1992. She was qualified in Hong Kong 1997
Member of the Society of Construction Law, TeCSA, CIArb Deputy District Judge (Midlands & South East Regions) since 2004
Spending time with family
Tennis, skiing, reading, arts, museums, theatres and festivals
Deputy District Judge
All aspects of civil and commercial litigation including housing, construction, insolvency, probate, tax, commercial, personal injury, ancillary relief, divorce – small claims, fast track and multi track.
Upholding principles of public life, selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Thorough exposure to cultural diversity.
Nancy is particularly successful in rebuilding trust and relationships, moving people from a defensive resistant state to feeling safe and accepting change. She is adept at dealing with religious, national and cultural differences and sensitivities, enabling mutual understanding.
Experience of working in the medical sector, both private and NHS, as well owning her own printing business for many years.
Her natural people skills, polished by training as a nurse, midwife and coach, are supplemented by her investigative expertise and commercial experience. Nancy is happy to act either as a sole or co-mediator to ensure the most efficient and effective solution is found. Nancy also provides conflict coaching and training and facilitation.
Greg is a Solicitor and Partner at Fellowes Solicitors LLP and is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit mediator. In a previous incarnation he has worked as a shipping clerk, controlling the import and export of goods by air, sea and land in the United Kingdom and overseas, so he is well placed to deal with disputes regarding overseas purchases.
Nicholas is a Mediator with immense strength in depth from his decade’s experience as a barrister and time spent sitting as a Deputy District Judge. He is also an experienced Costs Adjudicator for the Legal Aid Agency. Nicholas is well equipped to deal with a broad range of mediations including commercial, civil, family, property and wills.
Tom is ranked as a leading junior barrister in Chambers & Partners directory. He is described as “excellent”: a “skilled advocate” who “really fights until the bitter end of a trial”. He is “extremely clever” with “a great deal of commercial acumen” and “a sharp legal mind”. Tom prides himself on being a modern barrister who is “very personable”, “responsive and user-friendly”.
Tom’s practice covers all aspects of commercial dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on fraud, professional liability and insolvency. He has recently acted in significant, high-value litigation as part of larger legal teams, both at first instance and in the Court of Appeal. He also appears in his own right in the High Court and County Courts. He has extensive experience of trial advocacy, including the cross-examination of a variety of witnesses, and as a sole advocate his opponents frequently include more senior practitioners.
Tom is regularly instructed in claims for and against a wide range of professionals. He has experience of actions involving auditors, accountants, investment advisors, pension administrators, insolvency practitioners, solicitors, IT professionals, a provider of medico-legal services and trademark / patent attorneys.
Andrew has a busy real property and professional negligence practice. Specialising in most areas of property law – with a particular focus on rights of way and easements, public rights of way, and boundary disputes – Andrew has developed a special interest in the area of pipes, drains and sewers. These areas of specialism have been complemented by his work for BPP Professional Education lecturing and presenting seminars for solicitors’ Continuing Professional Development. He has also been invited to lecture at a variety of firms.
Andrew is a Deputy District Judge, sitting on the South Eastern Circuit.
Andrew deals with both contentious and non-contentious matters, and his clients include local authorities and estates, private and corporate land owners, developers and management companies, and private individuals (both private and publicly funded). Andrew is regularly instructed by a number of London Local Authorities, dealing predominantly with their commercial property issues, and is frequently commended for his practical, versatile and commercial approach.
Sarah Smith is a part time District Judge who sits in the courts of the South West of England and in London. She is an accredited Mediator and has undertaken many face to face and telephone mediations for clients, public bodies and a large insurer. Following a career as a commercial litigator at Herbert Smith in London and a leading regional practice, Sarah spent five years as Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England. Sarah graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Law. She lives in Wiltshire with her family.
Robin helps people and organisations resolve disputes and issues. He has particular extensive expertise in professional services and professional standards. Robin assists either by assisting parties settle their differences consensually or by deciding the outcome for them. As a mediator, ombudsman, regulatory panel chair and tribunal panel member of various kinds he has sat on over 1,000 cases spanning more than 14 years. In addition to professional standards Robin has commercial and technology expertise. He is a Chartered IT Professional and accrued 15 years experience gained from setting up, growing and successfully selling three technology and internet based businesses prior to qualifying as a lawyer. His board level advisory work for a number of organisations and four years trading on a City dealing floor has lead Robin to be driven by finding practical and pragmatic solutions to commercial and technology problems.
Sitting as a fitness to practise panel chair/member for the NMC/GMC and other regulators has also given Robin extensive regulatory experience particularly in the healthcare industries. Being a Chair of Governors and Governor at further education colleges for over 10 years and a trustee and governor at a high profile selective grammar has provided him with a solid understanding of the education sector. Robin’s inclusive professional style focuses on problem solving, finding solutions to issues and disputes by consensus wherever possible and attempting to avoid court based determination unless no practical alternative remains to enforce parties’ rights. Robin is at his best at times of crisis and change where clients benefit from his judgement, strategic and analytical focus and calm approach
Deputy District Judge, Social Entitlement Chamber
Debbie is a fee-paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber where the Tribunal determines issues in respect of benefits such as Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. Appeal is the Upper Tribunal.
Director of Academic Studies, Aston University
Debbie is responsible for the quality of the student’s learning experience in the Business School, including the formulation of policies and procedures that deliver an inclusive, blended quality learning experience throughout the degree including the placement year. Responsible for the delivery of the schools strategic mission in respect of teaching and learning.
Dave qualified as a solicitor in 1988. Although currently non-practicing, his career encompasses a wide variety of areas of law including Family, Civil Litigation, Housing, Insurance, Consumer, Fraud, Credit Hire and Personal Injury Law.
A former partner at a major law firm, Dave has experience of managing teams of lawyers ensuring that both financial and quality targets are met. As a solicitor and Deputy District Judge, Dave is aware of the risks that are inherent in an adversarial litigation process. Cases in which both parties believe themselves to have a strong case and which proceed to trial almost invariably result in one of the parties leaving court disappointed with the outcome. Mediation can lead to an outcome which saves the parties the stress, cost and uncertainty of litigation while providing a solution that is acceptable to both parties.
Dave is a good listener and communicator and has the ability to quickly analyse and distil the pertinent points in a dispute. He is patient and fair and courteous to those that appear before him.
Dave has a number of interests outside law. He has a keen interest in aviation and gained his private pilots’ licence in 2006. Other interests include cruising on the inland waterways of England and Wales and playing guitar when the neighbours are out.
Graham is a deputy district judge as well as a property tribunal judge and is a specialist in agricultural property and tax.
Kevin Wilford is highly enthusiastic, motivated and pragmatic. He is capable, versatile and commercial with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
With over 30 years’ legal experience, Kevin provides his clients with access to partner level expertise. Kevin specialises in Employment/Commercial Law advice for SMEs and individual employees and has supported both businesses and employees on a broad range of issues.
He presents and defends cases in the Employment Tribunals in a wide variety of claims, he regularly handles Grievance, Disciplinary and Appeal hearings, carries out mediation work, advises on settlement agreements and provides proactive advice on a range of employment and commercial issues.
Kevin’s clients appreciate his practical no-nonsense advice, his friendly approach and the flexibility that comes with working with a small dynamic and approachable legal consultancy.
Kevin has a 2:1 Honours law degree from Sheffield University; he is married (to Juliet) and has three children. He has the (mis)fortune to support Newcastle United!
Mike Willis has more than 34 years’ experience in private legal practice and a reputation for professional excellence with integrity. It has been earned not just from being a long term Partner in a leading law firm, managing its national and international external risks for more than two decades, but also from the successes he has had with clients, helping lawyers, brokers, accountants, surveyors and other professions, and their insurers, in coverage issues and claims defence and mitigation, including strategic advice; fraud; loss of chance; multiple claims and systemic wrongs; regulatory and disciplinary issues; and risk resolution. Mike is ideally placed to deal with claims against professionals.
Olga is a lawyer and ADR Group trained mediator based in Greece who deals with disputes in Greece between Greek parties under the ADR Directive.
GRADUATE OF LEGAL STUDIES OF UNIVERSITY OF THRACE (DUTH)
TRAINING AND ACCRETITATION OF CIVIL/COMMERCIAL/FAMILY/ON LINE MEDIATION OF ADR GROUP/UNITED KINGDOM – APPELLATE LAWYER & ACCREDITED CIVIL/COMMERCE/FAMILY/ON LINE INTERNATIONAL MEDIATOR (ADRg UK & IN-ADR Chicago US)
CIVIL/COMMERCE/FAMILY/ON LINE MEDIATOR – LAW FIRM OWNER
TSIPTSE LAW FIRM, 13TH FRAGKON STR, THESSALONIKI, 54626, GREECE
▪ Handling legal affairs & legal counselling of civil, property, criminal & administrative Law
▪ Assumption of responsibilities of Mediator in civil/commercial/family/online cases
▪ Good communication skills gained through my experience as owner of law firm and through my entire education & professional experience
Boris is an accredited, independent commercial and civil mediator. As a solicitor, and partner of a law firm, Boris has extensive experience of civil and commercial disputes.
His attention to detail, together with his experience of running a business, makes him well suited to mediations where a deep understanding of financial matters and commercial considerations is important.
Before qualifying as a solicitor, Boris worked as a software engineer on large logistics and financial projects. He would, therefore, be ideal for disputes involving information technology.
Boris has a friendly, approachable style, and his enthusiasm for assisting parties to reach a negotiated settlement underpins his commitment to mediation.
Claire Starza Allen
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