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Paul is now practising at Field Court Chambers in Gray's Inn, having left the Chambers of Ami Feder in Lamb Building, Temple, in August 2011. Together with 5 other accredited mediators from LADR (Lamb Building ADR), and 6 other Civil practitioners he joined 5 Field Court Chambers, in Gray’s Inn, and is now leading their Field Court Mediation panel.
Following a year of extensive travel in 2012, which involved Paul speaking at Conferences and conducting mediation training in Jordan, South Africa, Albania, Croatia, Romania and Portugal, Paul is now hoping to concentrate more on his mediation practice in the UK.
Paul was a Keynote Speaker at The International Trusts Disputes Conference in December 2012. His presentation on Applying Psychology to Trusts Disputes was much acclaimed.
Click on the following link to see Paul's article on Mediation for Workplace Disputes in the HR & Training Journal (Winter 2012 Edition page 105):
News in 2012
Paul was a speaker at the 25th International Conference on Conflict Management in Cape Town. He was part of the Tutu Foundation UK delegation and spoke about the similarities between the African "Ubuntu" philosophy and the European 'Existential' philosophies which underpin his Mediation courses at Regent's College
Paul's book was translated into Romanian, and has now been published in Romania. The book has also been published in Russia, Israel, and Hungary. For details of his book, please click here
Paul has headed two mediation courses for the Tutu Foundation UK, in June and October 2012, for senior NHS Executives. The October course coincided with Archbishop Desmond Tutu's visit to the UK.
Paul has travelled extensively in 2012, training Judges and senior lawyers in Albania,Romania, and Jordan. He will be continuing to conduct training for Judges and Lawyers at the Albanian Foundation for Conflict Resolution (AFCR), and on behalf of the United Nations Development Program and the UN Joint Programme on Economic Governance, Regulatory Reform and Pro Poor Development. (for further details click here).
Paul is a highly successful mediator, with an established career as a Barrister, and many years' experience mediating in a large number and wide variety of disputes. He is known for his patience and perseverence in resolving the most intractable of disputes. He is also a highly skilled trainer, as well as a knowledgeable speaker, particularly on the psychological aspects of conflict, having written a book and countless articles on the subject.
Click here to download a full Mediation ProfilePsychological Expertise
Paul has developed a special expertise in the psychology of conflict, enablling him effectively to handle the emotional and psychological blockages that so frequently arise in disputes.
Paul is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand speakers on mediation and in particular on the psychology of conflict. He has given presentations on all aspects of Mediation at conferences in the UK, Europe and Asia to a wide variety of professional and non-professional audiences. (for more information click here)
Involvement in Mediation Organisations
Paul is on the Board of the Civil Mediation Council, and chairs its Communications Committee. He is a member of the Bar Council ADR Committee, the International Bar Association Mediation Committee, the Professional Standards Committee of the College of Mediators - and several other prominent mediation organisations. This enables him to be constantly at the forefront of developments in the mediation world.
Paul is one of the most experienced and skilled mediation trainers in the UK. having trained and accredited well over 1,000 mediators in the UK and in Europe. His training is conducted through the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s College, London, as well as through the Slynn Foundation and his Chambers at Field Court. (For more info click here)
Paul's book, Mediation - A Psychological Insight into Conflict Resolution, co-written with Dr Freddie Strasser, has received wide acclaim. (For more info, click here)
Paul has also written and had published numerous articles on mediation. (click here for articles)