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 currently work as a Data Protection Lawyer in an in-house legal department, advising on all aspects of data protection law and practice. I am a Solicitor, a Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and CIPP/E certified.
I have extensive prior experience of dispute resolution, and have helped to resolve hundreds of employment, workplace, partnership and commercial disputes by negotiation, arbitration, litigation, conciliation and mediation:
HR generalist: 2 years as a Human Resources generalist, providing outsourced support to small and medium sized employers including: contracts and staff handbooks, helping to manage disciplinary and grievance cases, redundancies, recruitment, performance and absence.
Employment lawyer: 7 years (2008-2014) as partner in Westminster law firm 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
In-house lawyer: 4 years as in-house solicitor (in department of 7) in a large national organisation
Trade Union lawyer: 4 years as partner in Trade Union law firm advising unions and their members (including period of secondment to large TUC affiliated Trade Union)
Advocate: appearing as advocate in some 50 employment law hearings
Corporate/commercial lawyer: 9 years as corporate/commercial solicitor in commercial law firms dealing with 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.