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About Me

I have over 30 years of experience dealing with every kind of difficulty likely to be encountered in farming and the rural community. Whether family disagreements, partnership problems, property disputes or commercial conflicts, I have been able to help clients find mutually beneficial or commercially workable solutions. My knowledge of the dynamics of negotiation has enabled me to help clients clarify and express their interests more effectively in the context of negotiations in a wide range of situations.

I have a clear, analytical mind which is helpful when I need to focus parties on the key issues in a dispute; and I am an imaginative, lateral thinker, able to encourage the parties to look for new ways to settle their differences or restructure their business or personal relationships.

As a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer, my areas of expertise include:

  • Landlord and tenant matters (especially agricultural holdings legislation)
  • End of tenancy negotiations
  • Contract farming arrangements
  • Planning matters including s. 106 agreements and enforcement notices
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation claims
  • Rural grants and subsidies
  • Renewables and telecoms options and leases
  • Valuation disputes
  • Commercial contracts
  • Boundary, right of way and access disputes

I have been involved in mediations in many parts of the UK and I am happy to accept instructions to mediate anywhere in the country.

Accreditations and Qualifications

Accredited mediator with ADR Group

Accredited mediator with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS trained arbitrator, specialising in Agricultural Holdings Act, Agricultural Tenancies Act and contract farming agreements.

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Quality Assurance

Member of the Civil Mediation Council;  I abide by their code of conduct and their complaints policy

I follow the EU Code of Practice on Mediation

I carry Professional Indemnity Insurance of £1,000,000

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