I am dual accredited by the ADR Group in the UK and by INADR in the USA and registered with the Civil Mediation Council and the International Mediation Institute (IMI).
I am an expert civil and commercial mediator. I obtained accreditation as a specialist online mediator in 2015. I have also undertaken specialist training in workplace and family mediation.
I am a Visiting Lecturer in Mediation at King’s College London on the MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.
I also offer co-mediation with non-lawyer sector specialists.
After leaving Oxford with a history degree I worked for the Government. I then qualified as a solicitor with the City firm of Bischoff and became a Partner in D J Freeman. In 1984 I set up my own specialist litigation practice Bray Walker in London. After merging the firm I left full-time practice as a solicitor in 2011 and am now an independent civil and commercial mediator.
I have written 6 books on mediation published by Wildy and Bloomsbury. Full details are available on the Books page. I also contributed a specialist section on ‘mediating shareholder disputes and post-transaction warranty claims’ in How to Master Commercial Mediation by David Richbell published by Bloomsbury in 2015.
I have mediated over 800 mediations. I have covered a wide range; professional negligence, insolvency personal/corporate, IT, education secondary/tertiary, copyright and passing off, financial services including re-insurance and banking, insurance coverage, landlord and tenant, construction/building disputes, trusts, personal injury, racial discrimination, property development, boundary disputes, family, inheritance and probate, TOLATA supply contracts, agency and franchise agreements, employment, partnership, directors’ break-ups, shareholders’ rights, art world disputes.
Recently the emphasis has been on insolvency, professional negligence, shareholder/partnership disputes and contested probate and TOLATA.
Fellow of Royal Society of the Arts
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Former Chairman of a Lloyd’s Broker specialising in Professional Indemnity
Former Chairman of 2 Lloyd’s Managing Agents
UK representative of the European Federation Against Aircraft Noise
Former member of Management Committee of Nucleus Legal Advice Centre in Earls Court
Former Director of e-commerce, biotech and software development companies
Married, 3 children aged 38, 36 and 34, 1 grandson and I granddaughter. Interests: Sports- tennis, skiing and supporting Manchester United