What The Directories Say…

BRICK COURT CHAMBERS boasts the leading mediation offering at the UK Bar, achieving several nominations this year including three of our most highly regarded practitioners.

William Wood QC is “totally stunning in every respect” according to peers, who consider him “the best international mediator out there”. They praise his “beautifully light touch” and “would put him top of the list”
Whos Who Legal UK Bar: Mediation 2018

Stephen Ruttle QC is “highly regarded” for his vast experience handling high-value mediation proceedings and continues to impress market sources who describe him as “absolutely outstanding” and “the best there is”
Whos Who Legal UK Bar: Mediation 2018

John Sturrock QC is “utterly brilliant” when it comes to dealing with multi-party commercial mediations, “he absolutely knew what we were after” “and gave fantastic support and advice.” He is highlighted by one impressed source for his “lovely sense of humour”.
Whos Who Legal UK Bar: Mediation 2018/Chambers and Partners 2018

Tony Willis stands out as “one of the grandfathers of mediation” who enjoys “a phenomenal reputation” among peers and clients alike. One respondent effuses: “He always finds a way to get to grips with the dispute and effectively guide the proceedings”
Whos Who Legal UK Bar: Mediation 2018

Geoff Sharp mediates high-end commercial disputes including significant national cases. He receives plaudits from peers, one of whom says “He is a mediation megastar. Geoff is hugely experienced and brings years of knowledge to each mediation.”
Whos Who Legal Mediation 2017

Phexit: A Beginner’s Guide

Watch out all London insurance dispute specialists! It turns out it is not only the financiers of Dublin. Frankfurt and Paris who are relishing current opportunities. When the American Bar Association’s Insurance Litigation Section meets in Tucson Arizona on 1st March delegates will be offered a number of fascinating break-out discussions (including one on timely […]

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Better Conversations Bus Tour

Collaborative Scotland recently organised a series of public events and business breakfasts in the north-west of Scotland as part of its Better Conversations Bus Tour. Collaborative Scotland is led by Brick Court’s John Sturrock QC. The tour facilitated a series of free open meetings and workshops in partnership with some of the region’s most prominent […]

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Milestone Civil Justice Council Report Out for Comment

An expert working group of the Civil Justice Council has published a comprehensive interim report on the role of ADR in civil justice in England and Wales. The CJC is now seeking written submissions and recommendations of the report, ahead of organising a seminar at which the proposals can be discussed and a final report prepared […]

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In Defence of (Defensive) Mediators

Ask most mediators of a certain stripe and they will be only too willing to tell you the story of long ago when they left their law firm or maybe even chambers to become a mediator…. that giant leap of faith, that alarming drop in revenue. Some will have run away from practice only to later […]

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