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Areas of expertise
I have, by advising on contractual and commercial disputes in the recent past, gained experience of those subject areas. Indeed, having previously belonged to a set of chambers specialising in commercial chancery work, I am au fait with both high powered commercial contractual disputes and basic contractual disputes and legal wrangling over the validity of wills/letters of probate.
I also have wide-ranging subject knowledge of disputes which have a European and African cross-border element to them (I am Module Leader for Commercial Dispute Resolution at my present institution and have co-authored a book – publication of which is expected in January 2018 – about private international law in Anglophone African jurisdictions).
I have, since mid-2017, been an ADR-ODR International Limited Accredited mediator.
As noted above, I acquired experience of mediation while at Serle Court chambers (which I have now left, though would like to rejoin as an academic associate tenant). Currently, I am in charge of the Resolution of Disputes Out of Court module on the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School, which means that I have oversight of the way in which we teach, inter alia, arbitration, mediation and negotiation.
In my view, the costs which parties will inevitably accrue if they decide to have the dispute between them determined by a judge at trial are astronomically high. Accordingly, where parties wish to use mediation, I believe that they should be given a high quality service, where I ensure, through frank dialogue, that they have thought truly about the legal and pragmatic consequences of taking their dispute all the way to its conclusion. In short, therefore, I offer fair and practical help to parties to find common ground and a solution which both can accept, with a view to getting on with their lives free of conflict in the immediate future.