"“Calm, professional and sensible. Treated clients with respect. Thorough preparation, understood the issues well, helped the parties focus on the positives and negatives of their case… A well-structured process without the need for expensive extras, concentrating on core areas of dispute.”Tim Berg, Short Richardson and Forth, LLP"
An independent mediator with a successful mediation career spanning two decades, Tim Wallis has extensive experience of a broad range of clients and claims, from individual personal cases to high-value multi-party and international disputes. Whether mediating with hard-nosed negotiators or claimants new to and unsure of the mediation environment, Tim consistently demonstrates extraordinary empathy combined with a direct and determined approach that gets results.
Tim can travel across the UK and throughout Europe for mediation work.
Tim’s mediation experience covers multi-party claims, international (USA, Europe, Australia), business-to-business and business-to-consumer disputes, and local authority issues (health, education) – focusing particularly on the following areas:
Professional indemnity, RTA, EL, PL, property, product liability, subrogated claims, fraud, credit hire.
Partnership/shareholder disputes, contract, intellectual property, insolvency, construction, chancery litigation.
Multi-track/catastrophic/fatal, clinical negligence, stress, bullying, harassment, disease claims.
Access/boundary, agricultural, landlord/tenant, housing association disputes.
Tim has also successfully mediated disputes involving costs, industry negotiations, workplace/employment, and with disputes involving professionals and their regulatory bodies.
Like many mediators I have considerable relevant experience as a solicitor and litigator.
My experience as a company director, senior partner and committee chairman is often helpful.
As a mediator I have a direct, determined, people-centric, reality testing approach with a relentless focus on getting a deal done.
From a technical perspective I have experience with:
Civil Mediation Council, Law Society (former member of Civil Litigation and ADR Committees), Civil Justice Council (founder member, last term of office expired 2014 and former Chair of Disputes Resolution Committee), American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section).
Panels: Expedite Mediation (Director), Trust Mediation (Director)North West Mediation Solutions, Mediation Cumbria, Northern Dispute Resolutions (Director), Association of Northern Mediators.
“My particular interests lie in ‘unsettleable’ cases and multi party claims. I enjoy a challenge! I count myself lucky to have developed a broad range of experience in many types of dispute.”
“I believe in preparation, persistence and a people-based approach to mediation, while maintaining a strong sense of humour.”
In 2014 Tim received two awards:
“I have every confidence in Tim as my first choice of mediator.”
Jane Welburn, Ringrose Law
“Tim was committed to try and resolve the dispute and put in additional work prior to the mediation to start the day with a good understanding and save time on the day itself, which ensured the day concluded at a reasonable hour.”
Mark Aspin, Cartmell Shepherd
“Tim Wallis, is adept at dealing with entrenched and acrimonious parties!”
Elizabeth Granger, Llewellyn-Jones Solicitors
“He has such a calming influence”
“He makes both sides feel that they have won”
“He is the only mediator I would ever use”
Kerry Millward, Amelans Solicitors