Paul is a commercial mediator registered with the Scottish Mediation Network having completed the LLM Legal Masters degree in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the University of Strathclyde, taught by the mediation pioneer, Charlie Irvine. He now runs MNCRS – Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Services.
He is also a solicitor, formerly a litigation partner at the law firms Thompsons-Scotland and Lawford Kidd solicitors, he had over 24 years’ experience in private practice, dealing with thousands of litigated cases.
He has significant experience in commercial business disputes, employment/workplace disputes, partnership disputes, personal injury disputes and education law disputes.
He says: ‘I honed my skills in commercial mediation working with Scotland’s leading female commercial mediator, Pamela Lyall, to whom I am indebted, and from whom I have learned a great deal. Her style is direct and to the point-just like mine!’.
Paul’s style is direct, frank, pragmatic and realistic. He believes it is important to help parties realise the strengths and weaknesses of their respective cases, and this is done in private caucus to maintain parties’ confidentiality, trust and respect. He exhorts parties to keep on keeping on-in order to reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
Paul is a qualified member of the Scottish Mediation Network and on it’s panel of registered mediators, click here to view his profile. He contributes to Collaborate, the Network’s in house journal and has recently written about mediation in Personal Injury cases and how it works and about the introduction of the Mediation Act 2017 in the Republic of Ireland and whether it should be replicated in Scotland. You can read these articles on Paul’s Mediation Blog and in Collaborate. There are a variety of interesting video’s that Paul has recorded on relevant issues which can be viewed on his YouTube channel – Video Production by Illuminate Video these are updated periodically so don’t forget to subscribe for updates.