Extensive professional experience – with over 32 years as a Quantity Surveyor, Mike has a vast knowledge of disputes, large and small, simple and complicated and understands the mechanism and emotions of the Parties involved.
From a working class background Mike understands the value of money and the firm principles people place on their belief in entitlement and fair play
As a freelance operative Mike can conduct mediations or mediation support at any location needed. He is also able to provide complimentary or parallel advice to Parties on other elements of their dispute to enable them to make the best decisions to resolve their issues. Fees are negotiable but in first instance follow the MOJ guidelines, but in every case will be quoted and adhered to in advance of the mediation.
Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, holds and MSc in Construction Law and Arbitration, is an Accredited CEDR Mediator and a Registered Adjudicator.
Panels: Northern Dispute Resolution (Secretary)
I have a strong sense of fair play, so will never look for a simple compromise. When I leave a successful mediation I wish to do so with a sense of pride and achievement that I have done my best for both parties. For me its not good enough simply to achieve a settlement although that is what I strive to do. Both parties while maybe not feeling totally happy should leave knowing they have resolved an issue which was causing them so many problems both personally and financially. If I can achieve that it’s a job well done
“Thank you, for the first time in many, many months I will not wake up in the morning with a feeling of dread and despair”
“Perhaps our life can get back to normal now”