Award winning mediator with a national reputation

Resolving disputes without the cost, delay, stress and uncertainty of going to court

About Me

I have been mediating disputes since 2006. I am a Fellow of the Civil Mediation Council. I was awarded Mediation Achiever of the Year 2021. I am a non practising solicitor.

What I do

I help people resolve difficult disputes without the costs, delay, stress and uncertainty of going to court. I work with parties as a trusted independent neutral to help them find their own agreed solutions.

Areas of Work

I mediate all kinds of disputes but specialise in mediating disputes about contentious wills, trusts and probate, personal injury and clinical negligence. I also deliver training on mediation to law firms.

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Difficult disputes. Resolved fairly.


My Practice Areas

My Publications

contested wills and probateContentious wills, probate & trusts

column3-image1Practitioner’s guide for preparing for a mediation

column2-image1Personal Injury

column3-image1Client’s guide to mediation

column2-image1Clinical Negligence

column3-image1Guide to Position Statements

column2-image1Other Disputes

column3-image1Preparing a Negotiation Strategy for Mediation

column2-image1Training on mediation for lawyers

“Phil understood the issues before we even outlined them and this was helpful. Communication was excellent.”

Kelly Stant • Associate Solicitor, Hill Dickinson LLP

“Phil was brilliant with the Claimant, a litigant in person with Autism. I feared communication would be a barrier to resolution but with Phil’s assistance, the parties were able to come together to reach a resolution that I am certain would not have been reached without him.”

Bryony Steele - Associate Solicitor, DAC Beachcroft LLP

“Professional, down to earth, friendly, flexible, client focussed, practical, ‘reads the room well’, excellent grasp of the issues. I have instructed Phil several times before and have found him to be an excellent mediator for all of the reasons described above. Would always want him as first choice going forward.”

Shantala Carr - Partner, Girlings Solicitors

“The mediator was professional, friendly and approachable which made our client at ease. He took on board our position and considered the best approach to achieve the desired result when the parties were some way apart and not achieving a great deal of progress.”

Liz Hickman - Legal Director, Higgs LLP

Let’s start resolving your dispute now

I am always happy to talk with you to see if I am the right person to help resolve your dispute. We can chat on the phone or I can set up a call over Zoom.