Barrister: Called 1971. Accredited Mediator (CEDR:1999; SPC: 2000)
Paul is an experienced mediator, having mediated in a variety of disputes, including professional negligence, PI and Clinical Negligence claims, in commercial disputes, employment, property, Landlord & Tenant and boundary disputes, and family financial conflicts.
In 1998 he initiated and co-designed a Mediation Course: "Mediation Skills for Alternative Dispute Resolution", at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's College, London, and since 1999 has been the Course Leader and Lecturer. The unique "psychotherapeutic" model of mediation taught on the course has furnished him with an added insight into the psychology of conflict, providing an edge on mediators trained elsewhere. This additional experience of training and supervising mediators, combined with the communication skills gained as a barrister, enable him to be particularly effective in conflict resolution, particularly those with a high emotional content. His book Mediation - A Psychological Insight into Conflict Resolution, co-written with a Psychotherapist, was published in November 2004.
He has given presentations on Mediation at conferences and seminars in the UK, Italy, Hungary, and Latvia, to legal and medical professions and business institutions. He has lengthy experience of dealing empathically with a diversity of clients in a variety of professions and occupations, and his work in Central and Eastern Europe has also helped develop the skills to communicate effectively with foreign state and government dignitaries and officials.
At the Bar, Paul specialises in personal injury and professional negligence. His practice also includes contractual litigation, employment law, insolvency and landlord and tenant disputes.
Address: Chambers of Ami Feder, Lamb Building, Temple, London EC4Y 7AS
Tel: 020 7797 7788
Fax: 020 7353 0535