Close [X]

Request a call back

Please submit your details if you would like a callback from one of our Case Managers.

Call back request: Click here

In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers


Alistair Pye FCIArb

A highly experienced and busy full-time mediator with an excellent settlement rate, Alistair Pye is recognised by the prestigious Chambers Guide 2016 as a leading mediator, and is ranked in Band 2 in Legal 500 2015.

Full Profile »Feedback Digest » Videos »

Profile Summary

Alistair is a solicitor-advocate who has spent 25 in private practice mainly with City firms as a commercial litigator, latterly specialising in construction and insurance disputes. He trained as a mediator in 2006 and steadily built up his mediation practice alongside his legal practice. Now he is a full-time mediator and construction adjudicator. He has undertaken well over 300 mediations, from modest claims to complex multi-party cases of up to £20 million in value. He is known for his relaxed approach and his straight-talking, imaginative style, which has led to resolution across all types of civil and commercial disputes.

Alistair’s attributes:
Extensive experience at a senior level – Alistair mediates 6-8 cases per month, from small yet seemingly entrenched neighbour disputes, to high-profile, multimillion-pound contract cases between PLCs Wide-ranging legal practice – 25 years experience as a commercial litigation lawyer-advocate with rights of audience in all UK courts, Alistair’s extensive legal experience has taught him that almost any dispute can be resolved through mediation Personable, direct and tenacious – Alistair has an intuitive and assured mastery of the mediation process, with an easy manner that belies his pragmatic, commercial and assertive approach Available to work anywhere – Based in London and the South West, Alistair travels nationally and internationally for mediation work

Alistair mediates all types of civil and commercial dispute, including:
• Banking and financial services Commercial contracts
• Commercial property
• Company and shareholder disputes
• Construction and engineering
• Defamation
• Duress and undue influence
• Employment
• Franchising
• Fraud, deceit and conversion
• Inheritance and probate
• Insolvency
• Insurance (including coverage)
• Intellectual property
• IT and software disputes
• Land and property claims (all types)
• Landlord and tenant
• Partnership disputes
• Pensions and life insurance
• Personal injury
• Professional liability (all professions)
• Public Law disputes
• Restitution and unjust enrichment
• Trespass and nuisance

Career History
1989 - 2014 Solicitor / solicitor-advocate in private practice
1989 - 1993 Veale Wasbrough: commercial litigation
1993 - 1996 Cameron McKenna (legacy firm): banking litigation and professional risk
1996 - 2012 DAC Beachcroft (legacy firm): commercial litigation, professional risk, construction and insurance litigation
2006 Accredited as a Mediator with London School of Mediation
2006 - 2014 Part time Mediator alongside private practice
2011 Accredited as a Construction Adjudicator by Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
2012 - 2014 Beale & Company: construction and insurance litigation 2012 - present Panel Member of In Place Of Strife
2014 - present Full time independent Civil and Commercial Mediator and Construction Adjudicator

Professional qualifications and affiliations
• Private practice commercial litigation solicitor since 1989; latterly a specialist construction and insurance lawyer with an international firm leading a team advising the construction/engineering industry and its insurers in the resolution of professional liability claims against contractors/consultants
• Reputation for excellence in advising insurer clients on coverage issues under professional risk policies
• Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
• CIArb-accredited construction adjudicator
• Practising Solicitor–Advocate with rights of audience in all higher courts (civil and criminal)
• Panel Member of In Place Of Strife
• Founder of Pye Resolve Limited
• Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
• Member of the Civil Mediation Council
• Member of the Adjudication Society
• Member of the Society of Construction Law