I mediate regularly in a wide range of disputes including company, commercial, workplace and multi-party community.

I have particular experience in Accountancy disputes, having conciliated some 40 disputes involving Accountants in 2015-16: the settlement rate was very high.

Mediating without meeting

Currently, I am mediating disputes on the internet using video conferencing.  I have found Zoom to be the best alternative to face to face mediations, as it replicates a typical mediation set-up, with a main room for joint sessions, and breakout rooms for individual sessions.

Professional background

I am an in-house data protection lawyer in a global technology company. In previous data protection roles, I helped a wide range of companies across a variety of industries with their GDPR projects and programmes.

I am a Solicitor (England & Wales) and hold the certifications CIPP/E and CIPM from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 

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:

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 partner/ 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.

John Quigley