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Why Use ProMediate?

Here you will find a list of our full panel of experienced independent civil and commercial mediators.

If you have come to this page you are interested in mediating.  Perhaps it is the first time you have instructed a mediator or maybe you have used mediators before.  Choosing the right mediator is an important part of the process.  We are here to assist you in selecting a mediator and can provide three cvs if required, or propose a particular mediator who has experience in the area in which you are mediating.

We always allocate a mediator to a case with experience, knowledge and expertise in the particular area. Our mediators have extensive experience not only in mediating disputes but also in their other professional capacity.  Many of our mediators also work as solicitors, barristers and surveyors etc rather than being full time mediators.  

The key to mediation is flexibility and all of our mediators can adapt to mediating online or by telephone as well as in person.  We have national coverage and can attend anywhere in the UK.  The vast majority of cases which we mediate do settle and resolve at mediation.  After all, the parties would not generally be there unless there was some impetus to resolve the case.  

Curricula Vitae are available for each mediator under each mediator’s full profile.

Our Charges

We operate a fixed price mediation scheme for claims under 250K. Details can be found at

Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.

Please note we will always beat any other equivalent quote.

The following  are our key senior mediators:



Peter Causton

Peter is an experienced accredited mediator with over 100 civil and commercial mediations under his belt since qualifying in 2009.  He is a member of the Court of Appeal Mediation Panel as well as having set up the Manchester Mediation Pilot with HMCTS. Educated at St Pau;’s school and Cambridge University, Peter is incisive and intelligent, having a unique all round commercial viewpoint.

Peter worked as a solicitor for over 20 years (Hill Dickinson, BLM, Browne Jacobson, Pinsents) acts as a barrister representing clients in Court on a whole range of matters. He is a Law Society Council member for Civil Litigation and sits as a deputy District Judge. He is on the Civil Justice Council’s ADR liaison committee looking at expanding mediation use in England & Wales.  He is on the editorial board of the Jackson ADR handbook. He has successfully mediated many disputes in person online and by telephone and has spearheaded the use of mediation in consumer disputes. He set up ProMediate and is passionate about equality of opportunity in the mediation profession. He also provides training as a mediator.

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Nichola Evans

Nichola has over 25 years’ experience of dealing with commercial litigation matters. She has litigated matters both in the domestic courts (including the specialist divisions of the High Court plus appeal courts) and arbitration (domestic and international).

Nichola specialises in high value contract claims and has operated in a number of sectors most notably insurance, public sector and health sector. She is known for her commercial, pragmatic approach and her use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in all its forms.

Nichola is also a member of the Law Society Council and the Law Society Civil Justice Committee as the Forum of Insurance Law’s representative. She also sits on the Joint Tribunal. She has also been sat on the board of the Civil Mediation Council.

Nichola has received praise in the legal directories and Legal 500 described her as having ‘fantastic commercial judgement and strategic nous; she is calm and collected under pressure and is capable of turning around complex and voluminous tasks in a surprisingly short period of time. Her experience shines through and lights the way.’

Nichola now brings her commercial litigation experience into her role as mediator working with parties to find commercial, pragmatic solutions to complex legal issues.

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John Gosling









John is a civil and commercial dispute mediator.  Practising as a solicitor in the private sector and specialising in commercial litigation, John was a Partner in Addleshaw Goddard LLP, one of the UK’s leading commercial law firms, for over 25 years.

He has a wealth of experience gained from working with organisations and individuals to resolve their disputes, usually through out-of- Court settlements,  During the last year over 80% of the disputes he has mediated have been resolved successfully, either on the day of the mediation itself or within a short period afterwards.  Over the years he has gained extensive experience in advising and representing a variety of clients across a range of commercial and professional disputes,

He has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords (now Supreme Court), in tribunals and in both domestic and international arbitrations, as well as in numerous mediations. His experience included cases involving breach of contract, shareholder disputes, warranty claims, professional negligence claims, partnership disputes and property claims, for example.

He was rated for many years in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories as a leading individual in his field, ultimately receiving from Chambers the accolade of “Eminent Practitioner” in the region in commercial dispute resolution.
He retired as a Partner in Addleshaws in 2017. During his career with the firm he held a number of management positions including Head of Department and Board member.

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Paul Lunt

As the longstanding head of litigation at a large top 100 law firm, Paul Lunt is a nationally renowned commercial litigation solicitor. For more than 10 years, the principal legal directories have repeatedly ranked Paul as a leading individual across a number of different fields, including commercial litigation, company/ shareholder disputes and sports/ media law.

Paul has appeared many times as an expert commentator in local and national press (including the Today programme, BBC News, Radio 5 and others). He has wide legal experience covering company law, commercial contracts, insolvency, sports and media/ defamation. His 25 year plus practice has seen him act for individuals and large corporations alike, from sole traders to listed Plc companies. Recent examples of Paul’s work include his representation of England cricketer, Ben Stokes, following a well-publicised incident in Bristol in 2017, as well as his representation of Coleen Rooney in what has become known as the WAGathathachristie saga.

A veteran of more than 100 mediations, Paul is a firm believer in the value of mediation as a means of resolving disputes. His style is down to earth, empathetic and pragmatic.

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Steven Petrie

Steven Petrie is an accredited mediator and a practising lawyer with over 25 years legal experience and is the Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution Department at Ward Hadaway law firm with offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester. Steven is also and a partner in the Insolvency Unit at Ward Hadaway as well as spending his time as a commercial mediator. As a mediator, Steven brings his deep understanding of commercial disputes with a natural flair for creating a resolution for all types of civil and commercial disputes.

He is well known around the country by insolvency practitioners and has developed a sound knowledge of tracing assets abroad and realising these assets for the benefit of creditors.

Steven has extensive experience advising the leading UK insolvency practitioners and ‘Big Four’ accountants on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency matters as well as individuals and companies who may be looking at defending actions and/or creditors and debtors generally.

His experience includes acting for insolvency practitioners, providing advice and assistance to businesses facing financial difficulties with cash flow and debt issues, directors in relation to their duties, individuals and landlords on all aspects of insolvency law.

Steven is one of the most senior and sought after lawyers in practice today. Over the last 25 years he has built a unique and first class practice. ‘Steven Petrie is extremely approachable and works with his clients for the best results‘ Legal 500

Steven Petrie “takes client service to another level,” according to interviewees. Chambers & Partners

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Mark Manley








Mark is an experienced mediator, having mediated hundreds of disputes. The vast majority have been settled at or shortly after mediation. These have been mainly in the areas of commercial litigation, media, sport, IP, and contractual issues. Parties to these mediations have included several Plc’s, corporates, SME’s, partners, directors, premiership football clubs, managers and players, actors, musicians and TV and film companies, shareholders, partners, constructors, and charities.

Mark leads the media and litigation firm Manleys, which has offices in Chester and is a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit since 2004. He is recognised in the legal directories as one of the leading UK lawyers in the field of defamation, media and sport and also has an excellent reputation for his work on disputes related to intellectual property, copyright, passing off, trade mark infringement and general commercial and contractual work.

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Mark Field


Mark is an accredited mediator and a member of the Civil Mediation Council.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and worked in private practice until 2004. From 2004 until 2013 he was head of the legal department of the UK division of a leading insurer.

When in practice, he specialised in insurance litigation, which embraced personal injury and product liability claims. Many of the personal injury claims were complex and the product liability claims involved products as diverse as construction materials and animal feedstuffs. Probably the most interesting instruction as a solicitor was representing Mayfair Chemists and Co-op Healthcare in the Shipman Inquiry.

From 2004 until 2013 he was head of the legal department of the UK division of a leading insurance company.

He was an early adopter and began using mediation in 1999. Since then he has used it to resolve a range of commercial disputes, particularly personal injury claims.  So not only does he have the ability to bring parties together but he knows what it is like to be a party – He understands the expectations and pressures that participants feel at a mediation. He does his utmost to put the parties at their ease so that the maximum benefit can be gained from the process.

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Stewart McCulloch

Stewart McCulloch is a solicitor who spent 25 years as a partner in a large North West of England law firm dealing with claims work – mainly in the field of personal injury. During that period, he assisted insurers and claimant organisations in setting up settlement protocols with the specific aim of avoiding expensive litigation. He also worked with local courts to establish new rules designed to streamline process and reduce cost and worked with Government departments in establishing cost effective processes to support publicly funded work.

Stewart has always had an interest in supporting negotiation and dispute resolution by using the latest technology. More recently he has run his own outsourcing company and has been a director and Head of Compliance for a large national law firm.

Stewart is a committed proponent of alternative dispute resolution with a particular focus on resolving personal injury and personal injury costs cases. He has handled some of the largest mediation and arbitration cases in recent years. Stewart also has expertise in relation to credit hire cases and is Independent Secretary to the GTA Technical Committee 

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Nimish Patel


Nimish is an experienced clinical negligence and personal injury litigator who holds over 20 years’ experience.

Nimish has gained expertise  of clinical negligence and personal injury litigation over twenty years and has been running training courses for trainee solicitors and lawyers for the last ten years on occupational disease litigation and clinical negligence.

As a result of his experience with complex cases, he has developed an analytical style which has helped to cut through quickly to identify the key issues and salient points in order to focus on solutions.  The majority of his claims are resolved without needing to reach a courtroom and so far all of his mediations have been resolved.

In addition, through running group actions, he has been able to communicate to a wide range of clients taking into account their specific needs. The Group litigation work often required a keen eye for detail and analytical and sensible approach to the issues given the costs and complexities involved. In addition, in his role as Training  Principal he has been trusted to  raise a number of  issues to management on behalf of trainees  and discussed  an agreed resolution of them.

With the inherent risks of litigation, Nimish understands that the majority of people who are embracing mediation are doing so for a variety of reasons. Some are searching for an answer or an explanation in relation to the dispute, others for a solution to a problem whilst others may have agreed to come to the table in order to limit the costs of litigation.

Consequently, he has a friendly approach and his relaxed manner puts the parties at ease whilst working towards an acceptable compromise for all concerned and he will be determined to look at a case from a number of different angles in order to find a conclusion. In a successful mediation, the aim is for everyone to walk out with their head held high, even if they have had to compromise something to achieve an agreement

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Mike Faulkner







Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Accredited Mediator and has been settling insurance disputes for over 40 years.

His broad range of experience working for well-known insurers, brokers, loss adjusters; and as a consultant to claimant and defendant solicitors has given him an all-round appreciation of the claims process from a completely unbiased and independent perspective. Mike has dealt with thousands of personal injury claims since the 1970s.


His legal experience includes being a lay advocate in the small claims court, giving evidence in person as an expert witness in the County and Crown Court as well as managing insurance claims right up to the Supreme Court.


As a mediator he deals with a variety of matters that bring him into personal contact with legal professionals representing their client’s interests as well asunrepresented parties who may have personal disputes or complaints where they believe they are simply not being listened to. He understands that emotions often run high and as a mediator offers a calming pragmatic approach with excellent communication skills. He has a flair for finding the common ground.


In his experience mediation has facilitated the resolution of the seemingly unsolvable. Key to this is providing a relaxed environment in which to listen to what people actually say. As a skilled negotiator he prepares thoroughly and understands the importance of ensuring all participants feel involved. He offers a positive approach whilst steering the process towards a solution everyone finds acceptable.

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David Harris




As well as being an experienced commercial mediator David is a commercial litigation Solicitor with 30 years experience and one of the two founding partners in niche commercial firm, Chandler Harris. David has a calm and focused manner. Using his many years of experience as a lawyer in the commercial sector and his pragmatism and “hands on” approach, he is often able to persuade parties to move from previously entrenched positions to agreed settlements. David has managed to achieve settlements in many bitterly fought disputes, two of which had, prior to David’s involvement, lasted over a decade.

David uses his highly pragmatic approach to resolve difficult and seemingly intractable disputes. He has a relaxed approach whilst listening to parties’ needs and concerns and then steering them towards a resolution of their differences.
His knowledge and understanding of the technical and procedural issues (and the costs) that can bog down parties in litigation help David to grasp very quickly the best route forward for the parties and where appropriate to press the parties to reality test their current position.

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Ed Johnson






Ed is a highly experienced lawyer, business owner and mediator with a background of 20 years in civil litigation.

He is an individual  and corporate mediator including inheritance, family, property, neighbour, employment and contractual disputes.

He carries out approximately 4 mediations per month a mix of private and commercial including high value commercial claims mediations, cross border supply contract. This includes Mediations in person, over the telephone and via email weekend and evening appointments.

He continues to successfully negotiate settlements in PI cases including clinical negligence as part of consultant work including preparation of bills and negotiation to settlement of costs

Rajinder Rai

Rajinder is a solicitor and mediator with expertise in the field of wills and probate. She is a dedicated highly knowledgeable mediator with extensive experience providing a wide range of legal services. Areas of expertise include contentious probate, professional negligence claims; boundary/property disputes, residential landlord and tenant possession/disrepair cases, neighbour disputes, cohabitee disputes, and general contract/building disputes.

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