Select Page

Janeen Achtar

Janeen Achtar

  • A highly motivated mediator with over 15 years of experience of teaching law with the last 5 years teaching Commercial Mediation.
  • Janeen’s approach to mediation is mainly facilitative.
  • Janeen encourages the parties to explore their interests and not become entrenched in positions.  However, she can also lead and evaluative mediation.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • RSPP Accredited Mediator
  • Registered Mediator Civil Mediation Council
  • Member of the Professional Mediators Association
  • MCIArb (Arbitration Pathway)
  • PGDip in International Dispute Resolution Dundee University
  • Certificate in Mediation Theory Dundee University
  • LLB/LLM Lancaster University
  • Doctoral Research Mediation and Justice

CAREER HISTORY:

2002 – Present:  Senior Lecturer in Law, laterally Mediation and International Arbitration on the MSC in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution:

2008-2009: Senior Lecturer in Law, Leeds Trinity University, Department of Business, Media and Marketing
(0.5 Fractional Appointment)

2001-2002 Regulatory Risk International Development and External Relations Officer at HBOS

Mar- Aug 2000: Research Associate/Legal Team Alder Hay Public Inquiry Goodman’s Law Firm, Liverpool

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Founder, Director and Events Management, TangoYorkshire (Argentine Tango)

Event Manager and Competition Organiser Yorkshire Gymnastics (Women’s Artistic Division)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

All types of disputes except Family

MEDIATION STYLE AND APPROACH:

Janeen is relaxed and easily approachable with excellent knowledge of mediation theories and techniques.  Janeen is highly adaptable and not easily flustered when dealing with emotionally charged situations. As an academic, she’s used to taking charge of the room, while at the same ensuring the self -determination and confidence of the participants, and winning their trust.

Janeen’s academic background and training in Psychology, allows me to quickly identify and manage barriers and emotions which can present themselves in varying degrees in all mediations.  Intuitively she is able to offer new perspectives and avenues to the participants which focus on the wider interest of the parties and not just the present dispute. Janeen is keen to continue to work with parties to until a resolution is reached.

Highly motivated with an excellent legal background.  Janeen’s natural abilities to resolve disputes successfully more than ameliorates for her present lack of practical mediation experience

 

Available to work anywhere – Based in Leeds, Janeen is quite happy to travel nationally and internationally for mediation work.

Her cv can be downloaded here:

Janeen Achtar cv copy

 

 

 

 

Contact us by completing the form below
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent Blog Posts

Learn from the top thought leaders in the industry.

Are dispute resolution clauses enforceable?

OHPEN OPERATIONS v INVESCO FUND MANAGERS At ProMediate we always recommend including mediation in a contract by way of a dispute resolution clause and have sample clauses available on our website. We would encourage parties to put ProMediate in such clauses as we are...

What is the Singapore Mediation Convention?

by Peter Causton |  The Singapore convention was signed on 7 August but the UK and EU are not yet signatories. It is potentially a great leap forward for international mediation. The EU is apparently thinking about whether individual states need to sign or the bloc as...

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!