Advisory Board

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Advisory Board 2019-07-09T22:57:03+01:00
  • HH Judge Philip Bartle MA(Oxon) BCL QC
  • John Burgess FCIOB
  • Martin Burns BA LLB Barrister
  • Charles Cory-Wright BA QC
  • Edwin Glasgow CBE QC
  • Professor Robert Jackson
  • Michel Kallipetis QC FCIArb
  • Roger Levitt QDR Solicitor
  • Jonathan Lloyd-Jones
  • Jonathan Lux, Barrister
  • David Miles, Solicitor
  • Prof Michael Palmer BSc(Econ) MA(Chinese Studies) LLB LLD
  • Andrew Paton, Solicitor
  • Paul Rose BSc DipArb FRICS FCIArb
  • John Sturrock LLB(Edinburgh) LLM (Pennsylvania) QC
  • Monty Trent
  • Stephen Walker MA (Oxon),FCIArb,Solicitor

HH Judge Philip Bartle MA(Oxon) BCL QC

HH Judge Bartle QC, had, until his appointment to the circuit bench, an extensive practice as a commercial mediator. He was Chairman of the Bar ADR Committee until July 2012 and formerly Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Bar Standards Board, and regularly trained in mediation in England and abroad. He was awarded the 2007 ADR Group Mediation Award for outstanding services to mediation for his work in training mediators in India’. He appeared in Halsey on behalf of the ADR Group. He has lectured on mediation in Italy, China, South Africa and Mauritius.

John Burgess

John Burgess is a management, contract and training consultant with special interests in dispute avoidance, facilitation and personal development. He is a CEDR, Resolex and MATA mediator and facilitator. A graduate of the Harvard Law School Negotiation Program and an NLP Practitioner, he is an Honorary Member of the Society of Construction Law and a past Chairman of both that Society and the Chartered Institute of Building Legal Services Committee. John was a co-trainer of the RICS Accredited Mediator Training Course 2007-2010 in both the UK and the UAE.

Martin Burns BA LLB Barrister

Martin Burns was for many years Director of Dispute Resolution Services for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has developed RICS training programmes and sector panels for RICS mediators and others engaged in construction ADR.

Charles Cory-Wright BA QC

Charles Cory-Wright is a highly regarded practicing silk at the personal injury, professional negligence and construction Bar, having been appointed to the Treasury A Panel in private law in 2001. He writes and edits the Product Liability section of Bullen & Leake (14th and 15th Editions)

Edwin Glasgow

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC is a leading commercial silk and highly experienced mediator, practising in public inquiry, human rights law, insurance, personal injury, professional negligence and sports law. He was the Legal Business Lawyer of the Year 2005. Edwin is the immediate past chairman of the Bar’s Advocacy Training Council. He has been instrumental in establishing the SCMA training programme in asset recovery mediation under Part V of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and is often retained to mediate in such disputes.

Professor Robert Jackson

Prof. Jackson is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers formerly Professor of Sustainable Engineering Technologies University of Salford and one of the world’s leading authority on water engineering, waste water treatment and water-born diseases. His professional career stretches back over 35 years, and includes periods working across the UK and throughout the Middle East, Far East and South East Asia. He was for many years a leading trainer for ADR Group and a founding partner of Parle Construction Mediators

Michel Kallipetis QC FCIarb

Michel is an Accredited Mediator with CEDR and ADR Chambers, and is a Chartered Arbitrator. He is acknowledged as one of the leading independent civil and commercial mediators and is the former Head of Littleton Chambers, and has over 38 years’ experience as a practising barrister in the field of general commercial, professional negligence and employment work. He is recognised in The Legal Directories as an expert in his field in Mediation, Commercial Litigation and Professional Negligence. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Bar Council ADR Committee, and was a member of the working party which drafted the EU Code of Practice for Mediators and asked by the legal service committee of the European Parliament to give expert opinion on the proposed EU Directive on ADR. He regularly conducts training sessions for barristers and solicitors to enable them to represent their clients more effectively in mediation and recently carried out mediation training for the Hong Kong judiciary at the request of the Chief Justice. He sat as a recorder and deputy High Court Judge in Queen’s Bench, Chancery and the TCC.

Michel is the author of several articles on mediation in the English legal press and the author of a chapter on Mediation in Employment disputes in “Mediators on Mediation”, and co-author with Stephen Ruttle QC of the chapter on mediation in the UK for the ICC ‘White Book’ on International Mediation. He was counsel for the ADR Group in Halsey v Milton Keynes.

Roger Levitt

Roger is a commercial property solicitor with over 30 years experience. He is a member of The Civil Mediation Council Communications and Government Relations Committees, The Academy of Experts (Council Member and Accredited Mediator) CIArb (Panel of Senior Mediators) Elite Mediator with Clerksroom, BIMA Founding member / Trustee (Belief in Mediation and Arbitration) a multi faith mediation group. He has mediated disputes involving commercial and residential property, landlord & Tenant, dilapidations, service charges, lease renewals, construction, boundaries and neighbours, rights of way, retail & restaurant, healthcare, business, contract, employment, shareholders, partnership (inc division of assets), corporate, finance, professional indemnity, insurance, franchising (inc master franchises) sale and delivery of goods, disputes with a religious context,  trust & probate

Jonathan Lloyd-Jones

Now an independent mediator,has been actively involved since 1991 not only in practising as a commercial mediator but also in the development of mediation practice in the UK. For the last 20 years he has combined that with practice as a solicitor specialising in commercial litigation. Jonathan was Senior Partner of his Oxford law firm (Linnells) from 1998, leading it into a merger with the larger regional firm of Blake Lapthorn in 2003. He became Chairman of Blake Lapthorn in 2005 and retired as Chairman in 2011. He has mediated over 200 cases,covering a wide variety of areas but in particular he has considerable knowledge of rofessional negligence disputes, construction disputes, property disputes (particularly those arising out of disputed wills and probate) as well as more general commercial, company and contractual matters.He was a director and subsequently Chairman of ADR Net Limited until 2011. Jonathan is Member of the Court of Appeal’s Mediation Panel

Jonathan Lux, Barrister

After an extremely successful career of 33 years culminating as senior partner at Ince & Co) Jonathan made a decision to specialise independently in Mediation, was subsequently called to the Bar and joined Stone Chambers in 2013. A founder member of CEDR, he has practised as a mediator for over 15 years. He has lectured widely and written numerous articles on the subject of mediation, and is co-author of ADR and Commercial Disputes. Jonathan was awarded Global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year for both 2010 and 2011 by Who’s Who Legal. In December 2011 he featured in Lloyd’s List of Top Ten Legal Personalities and was a finalist for the Lloyd’s List global Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year award 2012. Jonathan is also fully accredited by and a member of the International Mediation Institute (

David Miles, Solicitor

David Miles, a consultant with Blake Lapthorn in Oxford, is one of the leaders in construction mediation. He is part of CEDR’s Mediator Training Faculty and a member of the Panel of Independent Mediators, comprising some of the most experienced mediators in the UK. He is also joint author of “The ADR Practice Guide (Commercial Dispute Resolution)”. David Miles is also Chairman of the Construction Conciliation Group (CCG). He developed the Construction Conciliation Procedure, which is a cost effective dispute resolution process aimed specifically at disputes concerning residential occupiers and their builders. He has been mediating partnership, patent, professional negligence, oil and gas energy, health services, retail, IT and regulatory disputes since 1990 and is accredited with CEDR, of which he was a co-founder and a director until 2002, the Academy of Experts, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is a member of the International Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution (New York).
David Miles lectures on ADR at Reading University and is on the training faculty of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA).

Prof Michael Palmer BSc(Econ) MA(Chinese Studies) LLB LLD

Michael Palmer is Professor of Law at the University of Shantou, China, and Emeritus Professor of Law, University of London, Chair, Centre of East Asian Law, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, School of Oriental and African Studies. He is a Visiting Professor of Law, SPACE, University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor, London Law Centre, University of Notre Dame and Visiting Professor, Faculte Internationale de Droit Compare, Universitee Robert Schuman, Strasbourg. He is a barrister and practises as a mediator in China.

Michael’s research interests are in Chinese Law – Modern, Commercial and Foundations; Selected aspects of Hong Kong Law; Private International Law; Legal Systems of Asia and Africa – comparative law and legal anthropology; Comparative Environmental Law & Law Development; Human Rights and Mediation. Professor Palmer is the co-author, with Professor Simon Roberts of the leading academic text book Dispute Processes: ADR and the Primary Forms of Decision-Making (CUP 2005).

Andrew Paton, Solicitor

Andrew is a Partner of Pinsent Masons with responsibility for Risk Management and Professional Indemnity issues. He is an accredited mediator, Director of ADR Net Limited and a member of the panel of mediators run by In Place of Strife. He co-founded the Panel of Independent Mediators and is chairman of the Association of Midlands Mediators.  He undertakes mediation across a wide range of disputes, including professional and clinical negligence, construction, commercial, property, shareholder, trusts and insurance.

Paul Rose BSc DipArb FRICS FCIArb

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Arbitrator who has 40 years experience in the valuation of commercial and residential property predominantly in the private and public sectors in the UK; but also in South Africa undertaking property asset management. He is an elite Clerksroom mediator and has mediated cases involving boundary, party wall, easement and neighbourhood disputes, service charges both commercial and residential, landlord and tenant matters, valuations for easements, negligent surveys and valuations, misrepresentation and misdescription claims, construction contracts, commercial contracts and family child contact disputes. Paul is a member of the RICS Neighbourhood Disputes pool.

John Sturrock LLB(Edinburgh) LLM (Pennsylvania) QC

John Sturrock QC is a mediator and founder and Chief Executive of Core Solutions Group. Chambers UK Guide lists him in Band 1 and has described him as a “trailblazer” and “a wonderful communicator with much experience of complex commercial issues”. Legal 500 describes John as “universally regarded as Scotland’s finest mediator, with a reputation which compares favourably with mediators anywhere.” He has been involved as mediator and facilitator in a wide range of disputes in the public and private sectors in the UK and elsewhere. He was named Mediator of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland in 2009.
John has also been described as “one of the best teachers of mediation”. As an internationally recognised coach and facilitator in the fields of negotiation, mediation and communication, he has worked with leading athletes and coaches, politicians and government, senior executives, lawyers and many other professionals.

Monty Trent

Retired District Judge Monty Trent was formerly a central London solicitor. He sat for many years at West London County Court and developed an interest in court-annexed mediation schemes, after which he sat at the Mayor’s and City of London  Court and directed its Mediation Scheme. Monty became a member of the Civil Justice Council and in 2010 was elected president of the Association of HM District Judges.

Stephen Walker MA (Oxon), FCIArb, Solicitor

Stephen Walker is a full time civil and commercial mediator and has conducted over 450 civil and commercial mediations. He has also undertaken specialised training in family and workplace mediation, advanced training with MATA and is dual certified in the USA through INADR. Stephen is a visiting lecturer in mediation at King’s College, London. With 5 published books on mediation, including two titles on mediation advocacy, he is widely regarded as a leading author in the field.