Peter Fall is a very experienced mediator specializing in property and construction disputes. The matters referred to him have involved from 2 to 11 parties with values from nil, where the dispute was over a right of way, to over £1million. His employment experience in the private practice and corporate world acting for and with local, national and international companies gives him a good understanding of the pressures each party is under to resolve their dispute. Whether dealing with vulnerable individuals or professional negotiators, Peter works hard to get the best for all.
Peter’s current record of more 90% of mediations settling on the day and all but a handful in the weeks after means the parties realize the benefit of a mediator who understands both sides of the dispute, can see a way through and put this particular problem behind them.
As a Chartered Surveyor with over 40years of experience at the coal face, Peter Fall is well versed in the many matters that can and do give rise to disputes in the Property and Construction industries. His practical knowledge of how buildings are constructed altered repaired and eventually fail has led to his appointment as an expert witness in all types of construction disputes over more than 30 years. Similarly, acting for landlords and tenants when they acquire, manage or dispose of property, gives him the in depth understanding of issues that frequently arise.
- A Chartered Building Surveyor, having qualified in 1970. He became a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) in 1981.
- After training with CEDR (the Centre for Dispute Resolution) in 1993 he became an accredited Mediator in 1994
- Qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1999. (FCIArb)
- Awarded membership of the Counsellors of Real Estate in 2005, the leading American professional body dealing with property matters.
Mr Fall was the Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for the 2002-2003 session, having been the President of the Building Surveyors division of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1989/1990.
Mr Fall was the Secretary General of the Association d'Experts Europeens du Batiment et de la Construction (AEEBC) 1995-1999 and the chairman of its Building Pathology Commission.
“Having spent many hours in court acting as an expert witness in construction and property disputes and seeing clients endure high levels of stress and costs for months or even years on end before having a ‘legal’ decision imposed by the court, I quickly recognized that Mediation was the right way forward for all parties no matter whether it was a simple or complex problem. I felt through Mediation I could make a positive contribution to resolving these disputes”
"It was a pleasure to see so many happy people at the closing stages of the mediation. You did a brilliant job and I think everyone recognised that! Well done you."
Ronald Bradbeer - fellow mediator
"Thank you for your help and guidance last week, it was very much appreciated. Certainly an experience that Carl and I will not forget."
Steve Talbot, Key Developments