Simon Williams is an experienced and well-regarded mediator of property and commercial disputes, having conducted numerous mediations in these fields since accreditation by the ADR Group in February 2006. He is a member of the Civil Mediation Council and recommended as a leading mediator in the current edition of the Legal 500. In July 2018 he was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for his work as a mediator.
His expertise covers a range of disputes including the following:
Simon’s goal in all his mediations is to assist the parties to reach a lasting settlement of their dispute. He has a calm yet purposeful approach and can be practical and pro-active where necessary. He brings to his mediations a wealth of dispute resolution experience and, where appropriate, a commercial edge from more than 20 years’ practice at the Commercial Chancery Bar.
Comments by professional clients include the following:
“Very bright and personable” (Mediators, The Legal 500 2019)
“Your tactful and sensitive dealing with the personalities was a significant contribution to us reaching settlement”
“Your conduct of the mediation was exemplary. This matter would not have settled without your professional and non-partisan approach. I have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future”
“You immediately put the client at ease which no doubt contributed to the satisfactory conclusion of the dispute”
“There would have been no resolution of this matter without your patience and quiet determination to bring it about”
His experience as a mediator feeds into all areas of his practice in which he appears in mediations on behalf of his clients. He also appears in and prepares written submissions on behalf of clients in arbitrations of a variety of property and commercial disputes.