- LLB (Hons) (2001)
- Qualified Dispute Resolver (Mediator) QDR (2002)
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators MCIArb (2006)
- Member of the Chartered Management Institute MCMI (2006)
Expert Witness Snapshot
Dispute Resolution Experience
Since 2002 has been actively involved in dispute resolution as a Mediator, Arbitrator & Conciliator. Worked on a pilot ADR project funded by the Legal Services Commission which was very successful and saved clients/ the taxpayer thousands of pounds.
Has delivered several presentations on ADR to various statutory, non statutory and voluntary organisations, written and submitted articles to Mediation UK, the Advice Services Alliance and Mediation UK. In 2005 assisted with the research into Court Based Mediation Schemes commissioned by the Department of Constitutional Affairs through Westminster University.
Up until recently was the Manager of Central Mediation Services a community mediation service which specialised in mediation, conciliation and arbitration. Has been the lead mediator in several mediations, on a range of issues emanating out of community, civil, court based, victim offender, homelessness and commercial disputes, as well as undertaking conciliation in complaints against NHS professionals and arbitrating housing disrepair cases.
Academy of Experts Accredited Mediator
ADR Group Accredited Mediator
Member of Mediation UK
Member of the Civil Mediation Council
Member of the Chartered Management Institute
Member of Sandwell Consumer Support Network
Member of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough CouncilÚs Housing Arbitration Panel
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mediation Panel member of Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies
Mediation Panel member of Manchester Law Society
Mediation Panel member of Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
Mediation Panel member of the Association of Midlands Mediators
Mediation Panel member of Mediators In East Anglia
Career Director - Effective Dispute Solutions Ltd - 2006 - to present
Manager- Central Mediation Services - 2005 - 2006
Enforcement Officer - Sandwell Trading Standards - 2004 - 2005
ADR Mediator- Sandwell Mediation Services - 2002 - 2004