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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers

Mediators

Lawrence Kershen , QC

Lawrence blends experience of many years mediating, familiarity with litigation, and the practical application of communication skills. His understanding of civil and commercial litigation is second to none.

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Overview

To be most effective in mediation, Lawrence blends experience of many years mediating, familiarity with litigation, and the practical application of communication skills.

He has experience in a wide variety of sectors and contexts since he was accredited as a mediator in 1994. His ability to focus on essentials is informed by his understanding of civil, commercial and criminal litigation, having worked as a barrister and QC for more than 30 years.

His background in skills-based training leads to particular emphasis on effective negotiation, as well as the value of communication to promote understanding.

Lawrence is often engaged where there are elements of high conflict, drawing on restorative processes and work in conflict- and crisis- affected countries. 

Expertise

  • Breach of contract
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction & property
  • Defamation
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination 
  • Engineering
  • Enviroment
  • Employment
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Financial services
  • Fraud, deceit & conversation
  • Human Rights
  • Intellectual property, trademark, patents & copyright
  • Insurance
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Licensing
  • Manufacturing
  • Media, entertainment & the arts
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Partnership disputes
  • Pensions & life assurance
  • Pensions & Insurance mis-selling
  • Planning & Local Government 
  • Police & crime agencies
  • Professional negligence
  • Public Sector
  • Rights of war, boundaries & adverse possession 
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Statutory Authorities
  • Trusts, wills, probate and inheritance
  • Workplace

Career history

1994 - present: Independent commercial mediator

1967 - 1999: Barrister, Queens Counsel

1986 - 1999: Crown Court Recorder

2012 - Restorative Justice facilitator 

Professional qualifications and affiliations

CEDR accredited

Lead Trainer, Mediation & Negotiation Skills 

Chair, Search for Common Ground UK

Former chair, Restorative Justice Council 

Recent Feedback

"Lawrence was superb as always - a good grip of the facts and the personalities involved.  Thank you!" Solicitor feedback, 2017

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