Mediation Experience

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Richard has conducted over 100 mediations

Previously head of corporate and banking litigation at Norton Rose specialising in property litigation, Richard Butler conducts mediations relating to real property

Trained and accredited by CEDR in 1998 and for many years a member of the CEDR Direct Panel of Leading Mediators, Richard is a solicitor and formerly the Head of Corporate and Banking Litigation at Norton Rose LLP.

Currently, he is a visiting professor of Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Law School and a former member of the Law Society's ADR Committee. He has also been appointed Expert on ADR to the European Parliament.

Mediation Style

Richard describes his style as "facilitative and definitely not arm twisting. I think that all good mediators must be able to build a strong rapport with people under stress and maintain a careful balance between a firm grip on procedure and an openness to the process ideas of the parties and their advisors. The mediation of property disputes particularly calls for a good understanding of property practices and terminology, a sound understanding of the technical legal and valuation issues and sometimes a willingness (and ability) to help with the complex structuring and documenting which the settlement of land disputes can involve".

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Detailed information on Richard's expertise

Landlord and tenant

Professional negligence (especially land related)

Property Management

Easements

Miscellaneous Property Disputes

Professional partnership disputes

General commercial disputes

Background and specialisation

Dispute resolution publications