Senior Mediator Panel

GetMediation is fully committed to providing you with the best possible mediation service in accordance with the very highest standards of honesty, integrity, quality and value for money.

You are welcome to select your own mediator from the panel below, or we can suggest one or several to you according to availability and your needs and location.

All you need to do is call us on 0844 414 2020 and we’ll get to work for you right away to begin to help resolve your problem.

Our Senior Mediator Panel includes our owner, and several of the UK’s foremost mediators, covering London; South East; South West; West Midlands; East Midlands; North East; North West and Wales.

They are:

Brian McKibbin

Brian is the owner of GetMediation (and First Class Mediation).

He is a lawyer by background, having started legal life at the “magic circle” firm Allen & Overy in the City. He now runs Harvey McKibbin Solicitors with his wife Harvinder (also ex-A&O) from the cathedral city of Lichfield, servicing corporate clients from London and all over England and Wales.

He is widely known as a supreme “ideas guy” and this predilection to “think outside the box” informs his work as a mediator.

Brian specialises in commercial disputes of all kinds, and in particular those involving IP law and franchising where he brings many years’ experience to bear with a skilled ear, empathy and efficiency.


Lubna Shuja

Lubna is the Principal and owner of Legal Swan Solicitors as well as the 2013 Chairman of the Sole Practitioner’s Group which represents thousands of independent solicitors.

Lubna’s mediation experience includes commercial disputes; probate disputes; divorce and ancillary claims; unlawful discrimination claims; and property and boundary disputes ranging from claims worth thousands to disputes with 7 figure values.

Lubna has a deserved reputation for being a pragmatic mediator who is approachable, trustworthy and discreet, and is also fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.


Dr Peter Fenn

Peter is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and has been a mediator of note for 20 years.

He specialises in construction matters and commercial disputes.

Peter has worked extensively abroad (particularly in Hong Kong) as well as in the UK, and for some notable clients including the World Bank and the Ministry of Defence.


Andrew Perrin

Andrew is an accountant by background and qualified in a City firm in 1985.

He has extensive experience working with national companies as well as medium and small enterprises.

He has specialised in general commercial disputes and succession issues as a commercial mediator.

Andrew is also a qualified family mediator, specialising in cases which involve complex financial issues.


Richard de Rivaz

Richard has had an extensive career in industry, having been trained as an engineer at university.

He has worked at director level with some of the biggest names in the food industry (both in the UK and the US) before moving into the computer and software industries in 1986.

As well as being a renowned commercial mediator, Richard is a specialist in contractual and intellectual property disputes.

Richard also regularly mediates in community and neighbourhood disputes, including property and boundary matters.


Paul Slater

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has run his own accountancy practice since 1973 always maintaining highest standards of professional integrity.

Paul is renowned as an empathetic mediator, and is creative, energetic and dedicated to successful mediation results.

Paul specialises in commercial disputes and his background as an accountant has seen him act for small, medium and large corporate clients – particularly on partnership break-ups and shareholder disputes.


Martin Collingwood

Martin has been a qualified solicitor for over 30 years and is currently with the highly regarded firm of Andrew Jackson Solicitors in the North East.

Martin is a commercial mediator of many years’ experience and specialises particularly in construction and energy industry disputes having spent many years working in those industries directly.

He is also a Lecturer in Construction Law at the University of Lincoln.


Gillian Caroe

Gillian is a former international businesswoman and a mediator with extensive experience in all kinds of commercial disputes from corporate clients and charities through to the entertainment and media industries.

She has also mediated employment law and workplace disputes as well as acting in probate, property and public sector cases.

Gillian is fluent in Italian, runs Law Society accredited workshops to train solicitors in mediation and is an exceptional mediator who skilfully puts participants at ease using a naturally engaging style to tackle even the most volatile disputes.


Jon Aikman

Jon is a commercial mediator of many years’ standing who strives to offer a flexible method of resolving disputes.

As a commercial project manager for more than 20 years (both in the UK and the Far East) Jon is well used to anticipating, managing and resolving conflict amongst multiple parties.

As a believer and practitioner of dispute avoidance and early dispute resolution, Jon is a very well-regarded and understanding mediator who really believes in helping clients to “work it all out”.


Paul Newman

Paul qualified as a barrister in a leading commercial Chambers in London in 1983 and has specialised in construction law and disputes throughout his career.

Paul currently practices from 3PB Chambers in Bristol and speaks fluent French as well as having a “detailed knowledge” of Spanish and German.

He has conducted in excess of 60 mediations, and while specialising in property and construction matters has mediated in many general commercial disputes including several relating to franchising, partnerships, and professional negligence.


All of our panel excel in conducting effective mediations and they are supreme communicators. We believe that good communication is essential to all good relationships and we will always strive to assist you with any concerns that you may have following your mediation.We are always looking for ways to improve our service to clients, which is why we always seek individual feedback on your mediator’s performance. 


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