Most Experienced Mediators

Mediation is a diplomatic dispute resolution technique between two or more parties in dispute. This method has numerous advantages such as confidential conducting of proceedings creating openness to both parties and it is less costly as compared to going through the courts. Normally, both parties involved, actively take part in the negotiation in an attempt to reach a mutual understanding. Additionally, it is usually easy to strike a friendly relationship after an amicable dispute resolution, which can last a lifetime.

Essex Court Chambers Duxton-5Unlike Essex Court chambers Duxton, Essex Court chambers consider mediation highly and has employed, Bakers global arb head joins Essex Court Chambers Duxton roster, highly professional and experienced mediators from different parts of the world.

Below are some of their most proficient mediators.

Christopher Smith QC

Smith holds an LLB from Southampton University, awarded to him in 1987. A year later, he received Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship. One is likely to think he is Essex Court Chambers Duxton advocate owing to his rich knowledge in areas like Arbitration and related court applications, insurance and reinsurance, mediation, professional negligence, and commercial dispute resolution.

Martin Griffiths QC

Martin is a highly regarded senior advocate in multiple High Court divisions. He is also an active member of COMBAR and the Chancery Bar Association. He previously served as a committee member of the Employment Law Bar Association. He has expediated numerous trials in a bid to get cases resolved relatively and fast.

Important to note is that the mediator is also an influential deputy judge of the High Court and a recorder of the Crown Court as well as a Master of Bench of Inner Temple. Most people remember him for his outstanding dedication while he was on Bar Council before he exited in 2015.

The proficient mediator is efficient in areas of expertise such as Confidentiality, Offshore litigation, employment, civil fraud, and asset tracing, banking and financial services, commercial dispute resolution, Media art entertainment, and revenue law.

Huw Davies QC

Huw is a former student of Cardiff University where he pursued an LLB and scooped First Class Honors in 1984. Owing to his expertise and experience in his career, he has received multiple awards like Bacon Scholar of Gray’s Inn, David Karmel Scholarship in 1985 and another David Karmel Scholarship the following year. Davies joined Essex Court Chambers in 1991 and has turned back ever since, climbing through the ranks. His area of expertise is slightly different from those offered by advocates in SCCA’s inaugural fireside chat with the members of Essex Court Chambers Duxton.

His fields of expertise include offshore litigation, professional negligence, aviation, banking and financial services, commercial dispute resolution, insurance and reinsurance, sports law, shipping, telecommunication, energy, and natural resources and aviation.

Some of the notable cases he has participated in include Teekay Tankers limited versus STX Offshore and Shipping Co; AAH Pharmaceuticals limited versus Mercury Pharmaceuticals limited and Ors, Unaoil vs. Leighton Offshore Pte limited and Senergy limited versus petroleum ltd.

In 1987 Huw became an advocate of Queen’s Counsel and later got absorbed by the Courts of DIFC the following year. In 2009 he was called to the Bar of Gibraltar.

Earlier in 2019, Huw was called to the BVI Bar.

These are just some of the brilliant legal brains we have in the world today. The beauty of life is in the resolution of conflicts that arises between us and others. No one can survive alone; we need to strive as hard as is humanly possible to remain in good talking terms with everyone!