Richard Butler

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United Kingdom
Mediation Profile
Formerly head of corporate and banking litigation at City of London law firm, Norton Rose and now a practising mediator (CEDR Solve Direct Panel) and arbitrator (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators panel) and Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School. King's College, University of London. LLM 1988, Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Harvard Law School short courses on Mediation and Negotiation, Accredited by CEDR and a member of the CEDR Solve Direct Group of Leading Mediators, Member of the Law Society ADR Committee, until July 2007, Appointed Expert on ADR to European Parliament (2006) for the purposes of the ADR Directive. Lead mediation roles in over 100 property related mediations concerning secured lending disputes, rights of way, restrictive covenants, options, commercial landlord and tenant disputes and professional negligence relating to property transactions. Other mediations relating to computer hardware contract disputes, computer software disputes, fraud and professional negligence. Since 2010 has been the Allocation Chair of the Access Disputes Committee, which is responsible for the operation of the dispute resolution procedures that form part of all Access Agreements on the national network of Great Britain. Access Agreements, can relate to Track, to Stations or to Maintenance Depots, define the contractual terms by which Train Operators (and others) can make use of those facilities. All of these contracts stipulate that, where the parties to the contract cannot agree on how it should be interpreted or applied, they must make use of one of a range of specified dispute resolution processes. The Allocation Chair has a variety of powers and responsibilities under the Access Dispute Resolution Rules which form part of the Network Code.
Lead mediation roles in over 100 property related mediations concerning secured lending disputes, rights of way, restrictive covenants, options, commercial landlord and tenant disputes and professional negligence relating to property transactions. Other mediations relating to computer hardware contract disputes, computer software disputes, fraud and professional negligence.
Facilitative and definitely not arm twisting. I think that the mediation of property disputes calls for a good understanding of the legal issues on the part of the mediator and a willingness (and ability) to help the parties to assess the legal and evidential strengths and weaknesses of the cases being put forward. At the later stages, a good mediator will give guidance on negotiation techniques and eventually will assist with the complex structuring and documenting which the settlement of land and partnership disputes often involves
Property related mediations concerning secured lending disputes, rights of way, restrictive covenants, options, commercial landlord and tenant disputes and professional negligence relating to property transactions. Other mediations relating to computer hardware contract disputes, computer software disputes, fraud and professional negligence.

£200 an hour for 2-party mediations, £225 an hour for 3-party mediations. Other rates on request.

The Law Society of England & Wales, CEDR Solve, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Training and Education
Accredited by CEDR Solve
Designed and taught numerous dispute reolution courses at professional and masters degree level.
Publications
Droit et Affaires, June 1989, p.121. The Arbitration, 1991, p.145. Rent Review and Lease Renewal 1993, vol.13 No.3, p.191. Estates Gazette. March 12th 1994 p.99 Property Week. August 23rd 1996, p.12 In-House Lawyer. February 1997 Internet. http.//www.businessmonitor.co.uk/docs/proc/hd14/job05.html Estates Gazette. March 28th 1998 p 138 Rent Review and Lease Renewal 1998, vol.18 No.4, p.354 Rent Review and Lease Renewal 1999, No.1, p.16 Rent Review and Lease Renewal 1999, No.2, p.? Nottingham Law Journal, 2000, Vol 9(1), p 1 SAAMCO in Practice in Commercial Remedies Ed Burrows A. and Peel E. Oxford University Press 2003
Compliance

IMI Code of Professional Conduct, CEDR Solve code of conduct for third party neutrals, Law Society's code of practice for civil and commercial mediators

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd 01.10.14-30.09.15 - £2 million limit Travelers Insurance Company Ltd 01.10.15-30.09.16 - £2 million limit Travelers Insurance Company Ltd 01.10.16-30.09.17 - £2 million limit Travelers Insurance Company Ltd 01.10.17-30.09.18 - £2 million limit

Contact
Richard
Butler
Richard Butler
44 (0)1727 763415
44 (0)7717 662173
St. Albans
AL1 4DB