“You did a splendid job yesterday- I was only able to close it out at the end as you got everyone so close before then.
I”ll happily use you in future other mediations.”
Litigation partner and mediator in Midlands firm. September 2019
“Stephen worked tirelessly throughout the day to achieve the settlement which had seemed unlikely at the outset. Congratulations on a job well done with a good measure of needed humour in the right places. We will definitely recommend your services.” Leading Welsh Solicitor September 2019
It was a tough day, but I think that you had the toughest part of it… I am satisfied that the deal was a no-brainer when costs and risk factors were taken into account. A good day all round… I look forward to working with you again.
Chancery Q C March 2019
It is always a pleasure to mediate under you because I know how even-handed, yet commercial, you are.
I do not believe that agreement on terms would have been possible without your own exemplary conduct of the matter which inter alia involved ensuring that negotiations were carried out in a non-confrontational manner. Indeed I believe you should be highly congratulated in this regard given the long history of entrenched animosity between the parties.
I am sure all parties are pleased the matter has settled. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I will certainly keep you in mind for future mediations.
I have used Stephen upon a number of mediations and always find him to be well prepared, thorough, helpful during difficult periods of the mediation and tireless in his efforts to assist the parties find a solution.
Stephen’s depth of knowledge of the complex area of trusts of land gave confidence. His pragmatic, firm approach and ability to persuade both parties to look at the bigger picture provided results in a situation where I thought none was possible. I would without hesitation recommend his services.
I have mediated with Stephen for some years on a wide range of cases. He has a good rapport with legal advisors and clients alike. He creates a confident, good-humoured and concentrated environment to help parties resolve their disputes
Stephen made the parties feel at ease from the start but adopted a ‘no nonsense’, robust approach straight talking with the parties and their legal representatives. He skilfully focussed the minds of the parties on the objective of the settlement