I have been Mediating regularly since November 2016 in a wide range of disputes including company, commercial, workplace and multi-party community.
Prior to that, during 2015-16, I conciliated some 40 civil/commercial disputes between accountants and their business clients, using standard civil/commercial Mediation principles & processes.
I work as an in-house data protection lawyer in a global IT, digital & business solutions company. Previously, I helped many organisations with various stages of their GDPR projects and programmes, from pre-May 2018 planning to ‘business as usual’. I am CIPP/E certified, a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and a Solicitor.
In previous roles, I helped to resolve hundreds of commercial, business, shareholder, partnership, employment and workplace disputes by negotiation, arbitration, litigation, conciliation and mediation. My previous roles included:
Lawyer/ investigator in a regulatory body
Employment lawyer: many years as a partner in law firms advising businesses, organisations and directors/senior executives on all aspects of employment & discrimination law, and representing them in litigation in the employment tribunals and courts
Corporate/commercial lawyer: many years as a corporate/commercial solicitor in commercial law firms dealing with a wide range of corporate/commercial transactions including: mergers, acquisitions and disposals of private companies; business sales and purchases; joint ventures; professional partnerships; commercial contracts; banking/finance; secured lending; venture capital
In-house lawyer: several years as an in-house lawyer in a large organisation.