Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji

The lead Mediator and Director of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited is Harvinder Singh Bhurji. Since 2002 he has been actively involved in alternative dispute resolution, as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Conciliator, Mediation Trainer, Tutor and Assessor.

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji Mediation Qualifications & Accreditations

Harvinder is a law graduate, a Qualified Dispute Resolver and an Accredited Commercial Mediator through CEDR, the Academy of Experts and the ADR Group, an Accredited Workplace and Community Mediator through UK Mediation, a Mediation Tutor and Accreditation Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Commercial Mediation training programme and is on their approved faulty list for whom he teaches and assesses for in the UK and overseas, as well as a qualified Manager through the Chartered Management Institute and holds a Certificate In Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji Mediation Experience

  • Mediated over 500 civil &commercial, workplace & employment and family disputes across all sectors.
  • Several testimonials recommending Harvinder as a mediator.
  • 90% success rate.
  • Mediated disputes with a value of a few hundred pounds to millions of pounds.
  • Over a decades experience.
  • Experienced in face to face, time limited, court referred & telephone mediations.
  • Mediated disputes between two parties as well as multi parties.
  • Harvinder fluently speaks English as well as Punjabi, understands Hindi and Urdu and regularly mediates with clients who are unable to speak English and only these languages.
  • He has written and submitted mediation articles to various publications.
  • Assisting with the research into Court based mediation schemes commissioned by the then Department of Constitutional Affairs.
  • He and Effective Dispute Solutions Limited hold professional liability insurance, copies of which are available on request.

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji Mediation Panel Memberships

Harvinder Singh Bhurji is a member of the following;

  • The Academy of Experts
  • ADR Group
  • ADR Services
  • Association of Midlands Mediators
  • British Marine Federation Dispute Resolution Scheme
  • CEDR’s 125 mediation scheme
  • CEDR Exchange
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Civil Mediation
  • Council Clerksroom
  • IDRS Immediation
  • Manchester Law Society
  • Mediators In East Anglia
  • National Mediator Database
  • National Mediation Helpline
  • Oxcheps Higher Education Mediation Services
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Neighbour Dispute Panel
  • Sandwell Consumer Support Network
  • Sandwell Council’s Housing Arbitration Panel
  • Specialist Mediators

 

Richard Cavadino

Mediator Richard Cavadino

POSITION

Director

Mediator Richard Cavadino QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1974 BSc Quantity Surveying Leeds Polytechnic
  • 1976 Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 1988 Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • 2009 Awarded Accredited Mediator Status

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1988 – Variously Proprietor and Senior Partner and currently Managing Director Richard Cavadino and Associates Limited
  • 1986-1988 Partner, Rex Procter and Partners, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Leeds
  • 1980-1986 Associate Rex Procter and Partners
  • 1975-1980 Senior Quantity Surveyor, Davis Belfield and Everest, London
  • 1974-1975 Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Davis Belfield and Everest, Leeds

Mediator Richard Cavadino Experience:

Chartered Quantity Surveyor covering all aspects of quantity surveying both pre and post contract on a variety of building projects

  • Evaluation of contractor’s claims
  • Employer’s Agent and Contract Administrator on major building contracts
  • Expert witness advising on quantum in dispute resolution
  • Accredited RICS Mediator

Selection of previous and current projects

As Quantity Surveyor:

  • New Casino Scarborough £5,000,000
  • New build Church of St Patrick for Diocese of Leeds – £850,000
  • New build Church of St Phillip for Diocese of Leeds – £700,000
  • Renovations and Extensions to St Urbans Church Leeds for Diocese of Leeds – £520,000
  • Leeds Metropolitan University: Projects from £1,000,000 to £5,000,000
  • Harrogate Hydro Swimming Pool for Harrogate Borough Council value £6,500,000
  • New Arrivals Facility for Leeds Bradford International Airport value £7,100,000
  • New Preparatory school for Wakefield Girls High School value £2,600,000
  • Refurbishment and extension to Retail Park for ASDA Property Holdings value £2,200,000
  • New Superstore Barton-upon-Humber for the Proudfoot Group

As Employer’s Agent/Contract Administrator and QS

  • 23 apartments at Oliver’s View Scarborough – £1,800,000
  • Industrial units at Newcastle for Gladedale Capital plc – £4,500,000
  • Refurbishment of Recovering Alcoholics Hostel in Leeds for St George’s Crypt – £500,000
  • Refurbishment and extensions to St George’s Crypt Leeds to provide overnight accommodation for the homeless. This was the subject of a successful £1 million grant bid to Central Government prepared by Richard Cavadino
  • Currently employed by Peel Developments working up a number of schemes including:
  • Retail Park Extensions and Refurbishment at Blackburn – £12 million
  • Part new-build and part refurbishment Retail Park Corby – £5,000,000
  • Retail Scheme at Stockport for Peel Developments – £2,200.000 – completed
  • Hotel – Teeside Airport
  • 70 new private houses for Capricorn Homes, Streethouse Wakefield – £5,000,000
  • New multi-storey car park for Harrogate Borough Council value £3,500,000
  • New Leisure Centre for Ripon City Council value £1,800,000
  • New Departure Lounge for Leeds Bradford International Airport value £2,200,000
  • New Exhibition Hall for Harrogate International Centre value £2,300,000
  • Retail Park, Rochdale for Kingsway Rochdale Ltd value £2,500,000
  • Banqueting Suite for Leeds United – £2,000,000
  • New stand for Leeds United value £6,500,000
  • New stand for Carlisle United AFC value £2,500,000
  • Consultant to Rochdale Council for new Leisure Centre at Middleton value £13,000,000
  • New Hall at St Anne’s Cathedral Leeds for Diocese of Leeds – £750,000
  • Restoration of The Ropewalk at Barton-upon-Humber for the Proudfoot Group

Mediator Richard Cavadino has also provided a number of Expert Witness reports on construction disputes and as a RICS accredited mediator has mediated a number of disputes in construction and property-related matters.

Martin Collingwood

Mediator Martin Collingwood

SOLICITOR ADMITTED: July 1981

FIRMS:

  • Andrew Jackson – 2008-Present
  • Dundas & Wilson – 2007-2008
  • Skanska UK Plc – 2006-2007
  • Clugston Group Limited – 2000-2006
  • Irwin Mitchell – 1997-1999
  • Alfred McAlpine Construction Ltd – 1995
  • Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd – 1985-1995
  • Wimpey Group Services Limited – 1974-1985

Mediator Martin Collingwood SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Company Secretary
  • Mediator
  • PFI Work (toll roads, bridges, schools, health)
  • PPP Lift
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Wind Energy
  • Power Plants
  • Development Projects
  • Process Plants
  • Oil & Gas
  • Waste to Energy Projects
  • Corporate Acquisitions and disposals
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution including ADR

MAJOR WORK – Wimpey

  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Corporate formation
  • Acquisition and Disposals
  • Contracts

Taylor Woodrow – Canary Wharf

Preparing and reviewing prime construction contracts, preparation and negotiation of joint venture agreements.

Great Belt Bridge – Denmark

Settlement of the contractor\’s joint venture, negotiation of the construction contracts, preparation and completion of securities documentation and advice on claims.

River Tagus Crossing – Portugal

Advising on concession documents, settlement of the joint venture agreement and tender advice.

Midland Metro Rail Scheme

Advice on and negotiation of the concession agreement and joint venture agreement, preparation and advice on securities documents and advice on withdrawal.

DBFO Roads

Advising on concession documents, preparing contract and joint venture agreements with supporting securities documents.

Channel Tunnel

Reviewing prime construction contract and advising on claims.

Cardiff Bay Barrage

Revising tender documentation, preparation and negotiation of joint venture agreements and advising on subsidiary securities documentation.

Heathrow Terminal 4

Negotiation of and advice on management contract, advice on disputes arising both under the management contract and works contracts.

Heathrow Express Way

Advising on project structure and contract conditions.

Second Forth Crossing

Reviewing and advising on concession agreement, preparation and negotiation of contractors\’ joint venture agreement.

McAlpine

Locum.

Irwin Mitchell

Sheffield National Ice Arena.

Clugston

  • Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Contracting and Civil Engineering
  • PFI, PPP, Lift Schemes
  • Waste to Energy Projects
  • Leisure Retail and Distribution Parks
  • Property Development
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • including Adjudication, mediation and arbitration
  • Contractual claims

Skanska

  • PFI
  • Framework Agreements
  • Design and Build Development

Dundas & Wilson

  • Development contracts
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Disputes
  • Acquisitions

Andrew Jackson

  • Head of Construction
  • Development Contracts
  • Alternative Energy
  • Disputes
  • Mediation

INTERESTS:

Music, Training, Fishing, Reading

Mediator Martin Collingwood UNUSUAL FACTS:

  • Member of Society of Construction Law
  • Lecturer Construction Law University of Lincoln
  • Volunteer Adviser Hull Area Business Advice Centre

Mediator Martin Collingwood mediation experience:

Construction:

  • Arbitration, litigation (high court and county court), mediation, conciliation, acting for both plaintiff and defendant and includes advocacy, drafting pleadings etc., instructing counsel, supervising external solicitors, conducting interlocutory applications and full hearings. Adjudication, mediation.
  • Reviewing tender invitations and commenting on risk.
  • Drafting contracts and commercial agreements ab initio and amending the same.
  • Advising on all standard form contracts and sub-contracts at home and overseas.
  • Advising on and drafting project specific contracts and concession agreements.
  • Advising on and drafting design and build contracts, management contracts, project management contracts and professional contracts.
  • Preparation of and advice on contractual claims.
  • Advising on and drafting bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties, joint ventures and business development companies and joint ventures.
  • Advising on and drafting partnership agreements and technology transfer agreements.
  • Advice on PFI, PPP and Lift projects and other equity related projects and contracts.
  • Advice on and drafting oil and gas and other energy related projects both on and offshore.

Corporate:

  • Acquisitions and Disposals (Shares/Assets)
  • Corporate documentation
  • Corporate Formation

Privatisation:

Legal Team Leader Privatisation Bills in various sections including: British Coal, P.S.A., British Rail.

Property

Development Agreements, finance documents

Development:

Agreements for Lease and Leases, appointments and warranties.

Training:

Preparation and delivery of training courses in various aspects of law and current contracts.

Dr Peter Fenn

Mediator Dr Peter Fenn Present Posts

  • Senior Lecturer – University of Manchester
  • Partner – MJM Chartered Quantity Surveyors
  • Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Elected member of Dispute Resolution Faculty Board at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Mediator Dr Peter Fenn Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Registered Mediator Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Diploma in Arbitration College of Estate Management
  • Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Mediator Dr Peter Fenn Industrial Experience

1980-1983 – Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Quantity Surveyors London.
1984          – Site based Quantity Surveyor, Balfour Beatty Construction Liverpool.
1984-1988 – Quantity Surveyor, Civil Engineers British Rail London and Swindon.
1988-date – Self employed consultant, Bristol Manchester and Dundee.
1993-date – Mediator at the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) London.
1994 -date – Mediator on the President’s Panel at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
1999-date – Independent Expert on the President’s Panel at the RICS
2000-date – Mediator on the Panel at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
2002-date – Mediator on the Panel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
2004-date – Adjudicator on the panel at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Mediator Dr Peter Fenn Academic Experience

1988          – Visiting lecturer, Bristol Polytechnic.
1988-1990 – Lecturer, Dundee Institute of Technology.
1990-2001 – Lecturer, UMIST.
1992-date  – Tutor University of Bath
1994          – Tutor Horsens Polytechnic Denmark
1995          – Visiting Professor Florida International University
1995          – Visiting Professor University of Kentucky
1997-1998 – Scholar in Residence University of Kentucky
2000          – Visiting Lecturer Tsinghua University China
2001-date   – Senior Lecturer University of Manchester

Mediator Dr Peter Fenn Dispute Experience

  • Registered Mediator at CEDR from 1993
  • President’s Panel of Mediators at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 1994
  • Panel of Mediators at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2000
  • President’s Panel of Independent Experts at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 1999
  • Mediator Leeds Court Scheme 2000
  • Mediator Manchester and Liverpool Combined Court Scheme 2000
  • Mediator Birmingham Court 2002
  • Mediator Guildford Court 2003
  • Adjudicator on the President’s Panel at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2004

Some Recent Notable Referrals and Experience

1995
The World Bank, The British Council and the National Institute for Highways and Transport India. Delhi India on the use of ADR.

1997
Report for MOD on target cost and incentive contracts.

1998
Report for Hong Kong Construction Association on the Allocation of Risk in Construction Contracts.

2000
Onwards: Course Tutor CIArb Mediation Training
Course Director CIArb Mediation Assessment

2003
Report for Hong Kong (SAR) Government on Dispute Resolution and Avoidance Mechanisms

1995
The World Bank, The British Council and the National Institute for Highways and Transport India. Delhi India on the use of ADR.

1997
Report for MOD on target cost and incentive contracts.

1998
Report for Hong Kong Construction Association on the Allocation of Risk in Construction Contracts.

2000 Onwards:
Course Tutor CIArb Mediation Training
Course Director CIArb Mediation Assessment

2003
Report for Hong Kong (SAR) Government on Dispute Resolution and Avoidance Mechanisms

Overseas Experience

Mediation in various countries,1998 Report for Hong Kong Construction Association on the Allocation of Risk in Construction Contracts; 2000 Invited Speaker at Hong Kong Whose Risk Conference and follow up to Grove Report. 2000 Invited Speaker at Tsinghua University

Publications

I have edited and authored 4 books and written more that 30 technical articles, a full list is available on request. My research has been cited in two government reviews: The Latham Review) and The Woolf Report.

Phil Hesketh

Professional Mediator accredited by ADR Group in 2006 with 19 years experience as a civil litigation solicitor.

Highly motivated with an energetic, empathetic and creative style.

Became a full time mediator in 2008. Acted as Lead Mediator in a range of cases including personal injury, partnership disputes, employment, professional negligence, landlord and tenant, commercial contract claims, boundary disputes and probate claims.

Writes extensively on mediation for the The Law Society, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, The Costs Lawyer Magazine, Butterworths and The Local Government Lawyer. Regular contributor to on-line magazine PI Brief Update Law Journal. Provides in-house training on mediation to law firms and other mediation users and observation opportunities for newly qualified mediators.

SENIOR SOLICITOR & MEDIATOR CLARKSON HIRST SOLICITORS, LANCASTER – 2003-2008

Senior solicitor in the litigation department. Varied caseload of personal injury and general litigation matters, including fatal accidents, employers’ liability, road traffic accidents, public liability claims, contractual disputes and employment matters.

Advocacy included interlocutory hearings and CICA final appeal hearings. Responsibility for development and marketing of the personal injury department and meeting quality standards and for the training and development of staff. Developed commercial mediation business.

SENIOR SOLICITOR RUSSELL JONES AND WALKER, MANCHESTER – 2000-2003

Managing solicitor of the personal injury fast track claims department. Responsible for management of the fee earner team and support staff. Handled own caseload of Multi Track personal injury claims, predominantly employers’ liability, stress related illness and road traffic accident. Developed and supervised the specialist CICA team. Responsible for marketing to institutional clients.

Developed fee tracking software database and implemented it firm wide, designing and delivering the associated training nationally. Responsible for staff development and Continuing Professional Development training in the office, writing and delivering training seminars. Recruited and trained new fee earning staff. Member of the senior office management team.

ASSISTANT SOLICITOR THOMPSONS SOLICITORS, LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER – 1990-1993 & 1995-2000

Completed training and qualified as a solicitor. Handled personal injury claims, predominantly employers’ liability and industrial disease cases. Assisted with multi-party litigation including Hillsborough Disaster and “welders’ lung” test cases. Acted for successful claimant in House of Lords case of Knowles v Liverpool City Council [1993].

Responsible for office Legal Aid compliance. Introduced cost recovery scheme for funded disbursements. Latterly also head of Criminal Litigation (related to employment) in the Manchester office. Assisted with preparation and delivery of in-house training seminars.

TEACHER OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE MADRID – 1993-1995

Self employed teacher of English as a foreign language.

TRAINEE SOLICITOR PARKERS SOLICITORS, ST. HELENS 1989-1990

Trainee solicitor in general practice.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • University of Leicester – Law Degree class II(i) Hons, 1988
  • College of Law, Chester – Solicitors’ Final Examination, 1989
  • Metropolitan University of Leeds – Certificate in TEFL, 1992
  • Admitted as a solicitor November 1991
  • Accredited as a Commercial Mediator 2006

MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATIONS & MEDIATION PANELS

  • Association of Northern Mediators
  • Trust Mediation
  • Mediation panel member of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited

VOLUNTARY WORK

  • Pro Bono mediator for LawWorks
  • School Governor

Paul Hughes

Head of Insurance Litigation Department, specialising in personal injury and insurance litigation. Also experienced in claims involving police forces and general civil litigation.

Particular expertise in claims involving psychiatric injuries and fatal accidents.

Has dealt with claims for Chronic fatigue Syndrome and industrial disease.

Represented defendant in landmark ‘stress’ case of Walker v Northumberland County Council, and has been involved in numerous stress at work cases subsequently.

Although current caseload mainly for Defendants, also deals with Claimant cases, and has represented Claimants in the past on the instruction of a trade union.

Experience of dealing with claims against police forces to include false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and alleged assault cases.

DATE OF BIRTH:

1962

DATE OF COMPLETION OF MEDIATION TRAINING:

8th October 1997: qualified in San Francisco.

Accredited by ADR Group.

MEDIATION EXPERIENCE:

Mediation experience includes over 40 mediations to date. Cases mediated are mainly, but not exclusively, personal injury cases. Examples of mediations include:

  • Infant fatality with claim for PTSD by mother. Liability and quantum issues. Mediation lead to settlement after a hidden issue was discovered and dealt with by the parties
  • Stress at work case by teacher.
  • EL claim involving fatal accident. Major issues on both liability and quantum, involving particularly sensitive issues impacting upon dependency claim.
  • Claim for assault, wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution by litigant in person against police force. Claim discontinued at mediation.
  • Personal injury claim with significant quantum issues including suspected fraud / surveillance evidence.
  • Professional negligence action against solicitor and surveyor.
  • Partnership dispute.
  • Landlord and tenant dispute.
  • Acted for one of the parties in the landmark Court of appeal case of Halsey v Milton Keynes NHS Trust / Steel v Joy.
  • 2006: involved in recording Law Society ADR training video for lawyers

CAREER HISTORY:

  • Admitted in 1988
  • Solicitor, Marrons 1988
  • Solicitor, Crutes 1989
  • Partner at Crutes since 1995.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Member: Law Society
  • Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL)
  • North East regional representative for FOIL special interest group in ADR since 2000
  • Member of Law Society ADR Committee

Maz Adam Iqbal

Mediator Maz Adam Iqbal,was called to the Bar: 14th October 1999, Inner Temple – nominated by His Honourable Lord Justice Laws of the Royal Courts of Justice

Practice areas

  • Commercial including Debt Recovery and Contractual Disputes
  • Civil including Personal Injury, RTA/motor claims, Occupiers Liability
  • Consumer including Holiday Claims
  • Property including Mortgage repossessions
  • Mediation/ADR

Mediation

  • Accredited Mediator, Trained by ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd
  • Trained in Telephone Mediations
  • Trained in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)
  • Trained in Time Limited Mediations (Court Schemes & National Mediation Help line)
  • Member, Civil Mediation Council
  • Mediation Advisor, Manchester Mediation Advice Scheme (Launched April 2004). Appointed by the Department of Constitutional Affairs
  • Featured on www.venables.co.uk/adr.htm under ADR Providers
  • Featured in the Approved Bar Council List of Barrister Mediators
  • Adjudicator, The Dispute Service (Tenant Deposit Disputes)

Mediation Panel Memberships

  • Personal Injury Mediation Panel (RaPID), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Association of Northern Mediators
  • Manchester Law Society Mediation
  • Association of Midland Mediators
  • LawWorks Mediation (Pro Bono)
  • Effective Dispute Solutions Limited

Non-Mediation Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

Employment History

  • Advocacy Clerk, Antony Hodari Solicitors 1999-2000
  • Legal Advisor, Thompsons Solicitors 2000-2003
  • Employment Lawyer, British Medical Association 2003
  • Trent Chambers, Chamber of Ms U Sood 2004-2006
  • Clerksroom & Chambers of Mr J Dingle 2004-2008
  • Chambers of M Iqbal (Sole Practitioner) 2009-Present

Other Appointments

  • Director, West Street Plaza Management Company
  • Director, Broughton House Management Company
  • Director, Leopold Square Management Company
  • Partner, Property Management Eye LLP
  • TV Presenter, Legal Network TV
  • Speaker, BPP Professional Education
  • Editor, Legal Guide Dog on Consumer Law

Publications

  • Employee Extravaganza, Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer, Issue 17 – November 2002
  • Buying on the Internet & Consumer Protection, Society of Computers & Law Internet Site
  • Sexuality Explored – Analysis of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003, ELA Briefing, Vol 10, No. 8, Sept/Oct 2003
  • Tenancy Deposit – Adjudication Guidance – Sheffield City Council Responsible Landlord Scheme Newsletter, Issue 17, Summer 2008
  • Inventories – Compelling Evidence – Residential Property Investor (Residential Landlord Association) May/June 2011
  • Finding the Perfect Lettings Agent – Residential Property Investor (Residential Landlord Association) May/June 2011
  • Who’s for Leftovers? – Discussion of the law surrounding the legal responsibility of agents/landlords of tenant belongings – Residential Property Investor (Residential Landlord Association) Sept/Oct 2011 Seminars & Presentations
  • Tenancy Deposit Adjudication: An Adjudicator\’s Perspective
  • Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures, The Employment Act 2002
  • Employment Act 2002: An Employers Guide
  • Buying on the Internet & Consumer Protection
  • Setting Up – A Guide to Business Ownership and Formation
  • Let’s Resolve Matters – Commercial Dispute Resolution, ADR & Negotiation
  • I’m A Father – What Are My Rights?
  • Running a Small Claims Track Case
  • Bullying in the Workplace

Relevant Education

Bar Vocational Course: Competent (Inns of Court School of Law)

LLB Law (Honours) Upper Second Class

Key Strengths

  • Excellent advocacy and drafting skills
  • Building strong rapport with clients
  • Flexible and practical approach
  • Efficient turn around on all paperwork
  • Current business and employer experience
  • Full understanding of the property market
  • Full understanding of financial advice and FSA regulation

Additional Information

Being a partner in 2 property companies and principal in my own financial services company alongside my practice as a barrister and mediator, enables me to use my business acumen, position as an employer and property and financial services experience to assist business clients in a realistic, practical manner when faced with legal matters as understanding the mechanisms of business together with speedy and cost effective dispute resolution is fundamental to any business.

Edward Legard

Mediation North by Mediator Edward Legard (Trained and Accredited by CEDR)

  • Qualified 1999
  • Highly experienced, having conducted in excess of 20 mediations
  • 90% success rate

Commercial contract; Employment; Landlord & Tenant and Property

Examples include:

  • A sex discrimination/constructive dismissal case brought against the Police Force. This took place over two days and resulted in financial settlement and reinstatement.
  • A contractual dispute concerning copyright and CD-rom manufacturing. Resolved to each party’s mutual satisfaction.
  • A stale boundary dispute. This had been ongoing for several years but was settled at the end on a single day of mediation.
  • A disagreement concerning the supply of seafood, requiring an innovative approach and resulting in both settlement and continued business relationship.
  • An assault/false imprisonment case again brought against the Police Force. This was resolved over the course of one day with one party agreeing to pay an undisclosed sum and costs to the other.
  • A number of building disputes.

CAREER HISTORY

BARRISTER (Called 1996)

Specialist employment practitioner covering all major aspects of employment law.

My caseload comprises a broadly even split of Respondent and Claimant work.

HM ARMED FORCES

Army Officer, The Light Dragoons (1989-94)

I joined the army as a Short Service Officer in a Reconnaissance Regiment and was promoted to Captain after two years. I served in the UK, Norway, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

EDUCATION

  • 1995-1996 The Inns of Court School of Law Bar Vocational Court (Graded ‘Very Competent’)
  • 1994-1995 The College of Law Common Professional Examination
  • 1989-1990 Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst Officer Training
  • 1985-1989 University of St Andrews MA (Hons) English Literature

Angus Nicoll Reid

General Information and Experience

Angus Reid is a Chartered Engineer with a successful career spanning some 30 years in engineering design, site supervision and multi-discipline project management in various industries. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (formerly the IEE), a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is an Accredited Mediator.

Angus graduated from Dundee University with a degree in electrical engineering and following technical and commercial training he spent several years as contractors’ site resident engineer and manager working on major power station construction projects. He subsequently widened his construction experience undertaking electrical design, supervising commissioning and managing capital projects for a contractor in the nuclear, rail and steel industries before taking on a new project management role in the brewing industry. In this role, Angus gained wide experience from the “Employer’s perspective” of capital project development and delivery covering conceptual design and specification, procurement, process engineering, general building works, industrial services and FMCG high speed and bulk packaging.

With practical experience of having worked both as a contractor and as the employer / employer’s Engineer on a diverse range of construction projects, Angus expanded his career into consultancy where he was responsible for engineering design, client management and project delivery of renewable energy projects, mainly involving planning and construction of wind farms and schemes to generate electricity from landfill gas. This was later extended to cover environmental and planning aspects of engineering developments as well as supervision of technical and commercial delivery of renewable energy projects.

Involvement in the resolution of technical and commercial differences throughout his career established an interest in all forms of dispute resolution and this interest led to Angus achieving an MSc (with merit) in Construction Law and Arbitration and undertaking further training to become an Accredited Mediator.

Angus now operates as an independent consultant based in the North of England providing technical and contractual / commercial support to clients in the renewable energy / construction industries throughout the UK as well as providing dispute resolution advice, training and services as an Arbitrator or Mediator.

With experience in a diverse range of industries and an understanding of electrical and general engineering design, building works and related construction and operational interfaces, Angus’ technical knowledge and contractual / commercial awareness offer a keen insight into causes of construction, business and related personal disputes. This insight, combined with experience of negotiating with clients, contractors and other project stakeholders over many years, has given Angus the skills and ability to deal with a broad range of technical, commercial and personal issues and to help widely disparate parties to resolve their disputes.

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly IEE)
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Accredited Mediator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)

Published Papers

  • “Common sense applied to the definition of a dispute”, Angus Reid & the late Robert C.T. Ellis
  • Journal: Structural Survey, 2007, Vol. 25, Issue: 3/4, Page: 239-252
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Ken Salmon

Solicitor in England, Wales and in Eire

Construction: contentious and non-contentious business experience

  • Building, civil engineering, professional negligence, rail, marine, energy, site remediation, Representation and advocacy in adjudication, arbitration, litigation, mediation, conciliation and expert determination
  • Defence of prosecutions under Health & Safety and Environmental legislation
  • Drafting and negotiating construction documentation

Non construction legal experience

  • Professional negligence
  • Commercial litigation
  • Personal injury for claimant and defendant

Recent mediation experience

  • 2004 Dispute about quality of work and materials between employer and flooring contractor
  • 2007 Professional negligence claim against structural engineer over design of steel-framed 3-storey building
  • 2007 Professional negligence claim by home buyer against solicitors and surveyors
  • 2008 Tenant’s claim for rent and Landlord’s counterclaim for dilapidations (telephone mediation)
  • 2008 Disputes between employer and contractor under a building contract over sums due
  • 2008 Claims and counterclaims about determination, repudiation, payment, costs of completion and defects, concerning plumbing works under a series of contracts
  • 2008 Claims and counterclaims under a contract for cladding and roofing works, with issues over price, measure, defects and following disputed determination over loss of profit.
  • 2009 Claim by builder for payment and loss of profit on repudiation with counterclaim by building owner for defects and damages for delay and repudiation
  • 2009 Claim by builder for payment with counterclaim by employer for defects and loss of rents
  • 2009/10 Dispute between partners over retiring partner’s entitlements
  • 2010 Claims and counterclaims arising out of proposed sale of industrial unit
  • 2010 A tripartite dispute concerning liability for damage to two electrical motors used for power generation and cost of replacement, loss of profits and management time

In addition, Ken has represented parties in mediations (and other ADR processes) on many occasions.

Career history

  • 1973 Admitted to the Roll of solicitors for England & Wales
  • 1975 Appointed as partner Kirk Jackson (now Rowlands)
  • 2001 Joined Mace & Jones as a partner
  • 2005 Admitted to the Roll of solicitors Republic of Ireland
  • 2007 Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediator Accreditation

Other information

  • Member of the Panel of Mediators of the CIArb
  • Member of the Panel of the Association of Northern Mediators
  • Member of Panel of LawWorks
  • Member of CIArb and Committee member NW Branch
  • Member of TeCSA
  • Member of the Adjudication Society
  • Member of SCMA
  • Mediation panel member of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited

Endorsements

“He was clearly acquainted with the issues and had read the papers. His experience was evident and he inspired confidence from the outset” Pat Albaster Ian, Simpson & Co solicitors

“The case was settled. Mr Salmon demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues. He had read the papers thoroughly and handled the mediation and in particular the parties aspirations sensitively. His conduct in the matter was instrumental in the parties reaching a settlement.” Nick Johnson Glaisyers solicitors

“His skill at conciliatory mediation was in my opinion, the catalyst to the agreement reached…”. “…both parties… have continued to trade…” “I greatly appreciate the efforts of [Ken] and recommend him highly.” Q Flooring Systems Limited

“…Mr Salmon put our client at ease and had clearly read and understood all of the documentation provided to him in advance. He took a flexible approach to the mediation and ultimately the dispute was resolved without the need for the usual round-table session. Mr Salmon came across as knowledgeable and familiar with the law, the type of dispute and the mediation process. The over all impression was that Mr Salmon was a very experienced and competent mediator.” Pannone solicitors

“I appointed Ken Salmon as mediator on a construction dispute which had being on going for a significant period of time with the costs of litigation a concern for all. Through his calm, organised and commercial approach Ken was able to help negotiate a settlement which was satisfactory to the parties when this had appeared unlikely prior to his involvement. I would instruct Ken again and would recommend him to mediate on disputes of this nature.” Richard Preston, Beswicks solicitors Stoke on Trent