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Mediator Robin Lea

BSc Mech Engineering

Professional background – Current

  • South West Mediation, independent commercial mediator
  • A wide range of mediation experience and a high settlement rate
  • Substantial commercial / industrial management experience at Director level
  • Independent consultant – managing and advising industrial and commercial organisations at the sharp end – including business planning and development, corporate strategy and organisational restructuring


  • Until August 2005 Dispute Resolution Unit Business Manager and Mediator with Lyons Davidson, Bristol. Set up ADR unit from scratch in 2001
  • Experience with Trades Union disputes and negotiations with EEF, Bristol
  • International business consultancy. USA, Australia and Europe
  • Managing Director of medium sized business for ten years
  • Wide experience in HR field as HR Director

Mediator Robin Lea – Mediation Qualifications

  • CEDR accredited mediator 2003
  • ADR Group accredited mediator 2004
  • CEDR Time Limited Mediation Training – July 2004
  • CEDR Court annexed / time limited mediation Training – July 2004
  • Member Civil Mediation Council
  • Mediation panel member of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited
  • South West Mediation panel member

Mediator Robin Lea – Mediation Experience

  • Completed over seventy mediations and achieved a settlement rate of 80% including:
  • Building & construction disputes
  • Family business / partnership dispute
  • Commercial contracts disputes – Landlord & Tenant
  • Professional negligence claim
  • Supplier / customer disputes
  • Environmental /contamination disputes
  • A variety of Court annexed / time limited mediations
  • Advising Bristol County Court in setting up Court annexed mediation scheme 2003
  • Advising Bath County Court in setting up Court annexed mediation scheme 2004/5
  • Gloucester County Court DCA Mediator Rep for Mediation Awareness Week 2006
  • DCA /HMCS appointed mediation rep Bath CC & Court Steering Group Committee Member Dispute resolution / mediation presentations to various local Business groups
  • South West Mediation services, equally covers the whole UK

Mediation Style

Robin’s mediation style is commercially focused and pragmatic, yet friendly and relaxed.

He encourages each party to assess their litigation risks and seek commercially viable solutions.

To appoint this mediator please call 0800 246 1218 or email

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