Solicitor, Commercial, Workplace & Family Mediator
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (admitted 1 October 1999
Member of Panel of Commercial Mediators at Clerksroom, Talk Mediation, Commercial and Medical Dispute Solutions, and Effective Dispute Solutions Limited
Qualified commercial, family, workplace and community mediator
- Director of All Saints Theatre Limited (drama production company no. 3779270)
- Director of Thea Limited (incorporated solicitors’ practice company no. 5664871)
- Trustee of Thea (registered charity no. 1076525)
- Native English-speaker also fluent in French
- Born 10 October 1967 in Manchester, United Kingdom
- Educated at Manchester Grammar School, St John’s College Cambridge, and the Central London College of Law
October 2007 to date… Solicitor – Principal – Thea Limited
November 2004 – September 2007… Senior Solicitor – Construction – Capsticks
March 2002 – September 2004… Assistant Solicitor – Construction – Fenwick Elliott LLP
October 1999 – March 2002… Assistant Solicitor – Construction – Masons
September 1997 – September 1999… Trainee Solicitor – Four seats – Penningtons
July 1994 – August 1997… Executive Secretary -Rwanda Project3 – Relationships Foundation
8 O-levels (6 As, 2 Bs), 3 A-levels (3 As), 2 S-levels (both grade 1)
II,2 degree in Classics/Modern & Medieval Languages
Diplomas in Law and Legal Practice
Mediating between an elderly couple and the builder whom they were suing for defective workmanship and delays in completing the refurbishment of their retirement home.
Mediating a settlement to a dispute arising from failure to underpin a party wall to a domestic semi-detached property which included contractual arguments about allocation of design liability.
Mediating a settlement to a boundary dispute involving a tree which had been removed by a party whose neighbor alleged that it was on his property.
Mediating disputes between an employer and his main contractor, and a main contractor and his sub-contractor, where there were issues of contractual interpretation arising from bespoke terms dealing with insolvency risk and payment for additional works.
Mediating a dispute arising from non-payment of solicitors’ fees by a corporate client.
Mediating the settlement of claims upon dissolution of a partnership in an investment property by two former spouses and one of their friends.
Numerous community mediations, mostly involving noise disputes between neighbors, but also harassment of various kinds.
Acting as mediation advocate in four commercial mediations, and advising clients on negotiation strategy in mediation where the client participated alone; conducting without prejudice meetings following mediation principles.
- Middle East
Construction & Engineering, PFI/Projects, Professional Negligence, Neighbor Disputes, Commercial Litigation, Civil Mediation, Advocacy, Family and Workplace Mediation