Roger Hollings LLB MCIArb
1. “Many thanks to Roger Hollings, our mediator, without whom settlement would not have been reached”.
2. “Roger's approach was a fundamental element in resolving what was an extremely difficult and emotive dispute”
3. “The parties had already tried to resolve the matter in the absence of a mediator and failed. Roger's sympathetic and conciliatory approach made the difference and this led to a negotiated settlement on very reasonable terms for our client”
4. "Excellent service in a difficult probate dispute". (defendant)
"I felt that you dealt with the matter extremely well and thank you for ensuring the case settled" (claimant)5. This was the first commercial mediation I had participated in (I am a family specialist) and I was impressed. The process was straightforward and your contribution was central to the resolution".
6. "During the course of the mediation Roger demonstrated patience, tolerance, good listening and problem solving skills".
7. "Roger’s approach… allowed the process to evolve using subtle skills to keep the mediation process alive. He gave both counsel the opportunity to air key factual and legal issues without allowing them to take over the process …"
8. "Roger quickly assessed the individuals involved and used his skill as a mediator to overcome the apparent intransigence of one side while keeping the other party interested and staying with the process …"
9."Roger showed tremendous skill in keeping the mediation, which was almost impossible from the start, moving forwards to suitable conclusion."
10. "Roger did very well in a difficult case"
Why choose Roger Hollings as your Mediator?
Areas of expertise:
Roger has knowledge and experience in the following areas
Background & Experience:
Having gained his law degree in 1976, Roger went into the advertising industry. Over the next 25 years Roger worked as a client service director on and with a wide range of major international clients including Mars and Procter & Gamble. His career took him from London to the Middle East and a three year stint in Moscow followed by a European Director’s role based in London looking after 11 countries.
The client service director role proved a natural lead-in to mediation as it required the ability to balance the often conflicting needs of demanding clients on the one hand and the creative personnel at the agency on the other, in order to find a solution with which both were content.
In 2003 Roger’s commercial experience was further widened when he helped start and run a new business in the Lone Worker safety field – from early days with two to three people it has grown to be a highly respected and fully fledged service provider with hundreds of customers – including the police, the Post Office, National Trust as well as councils, housing associations, hotel chains schools and security companies.
Roger is an accredited mediator, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on th Senior Mediators panel at Clerksroom. Roger has done many mediations in his own right as well as assisting leading mediators such as Andrew Paton, David Richbell, Liz Birch and Beverley Ann Rogers.
As a mediator, he is able to use his facilitative skills over a wide range of subject matters and sizes of claim. He believes that the skill and experience of a mediator outweigh the need for specialised legal knowledge relating to a particular dispute. Ultimately it is the people involved that matter most.
Roger is a founding member of Southern Mediators and Alpha Beta Mediation.
Roger also works with the Hastings & Rother Mediation Service, a charity that deals with community mediation issues.
The graph below is obtained from client feedback. Hover over the bars to get more information
|Date||Nature of dispute||Outcome|
|22 May 2013||Trust||Settled|
|10 April 2013||Partnership Dispute||Settled|
|26 March 2013||Probate||Settled|
|31 October 2012||Disrepair/landlord tenant||Did Not Settle|
|2 August 2012||Property||Did Not Settle|
|9 July 2012||Probate, proprietary estoppel||Settled|
|3 April 2012||Asset ownership dispute||Settled|
|23 March 2012||Neighbour dispute||Settled|
|9 March 2012||Possession||Adjourned|
|20 October 2011||Contract||Settled|
|20 September 2011||Contract||Settled|
|25 July 2011||Landlord/Tenant||Settled|
|2 June 2011||Probate, multi party (assisted)||Settled|
|19 April 2011||Professional negligence||Settled|
|11 November 2010||Four Party Contract (assisted)||Settled|
|10 November 2010||Professional negligence - 3 parties (Assisted)||Settled after date|
|3 November 2010||Probate||Settled|
|28 October 2010||Partnership||Did Not Settle|
|7 October 2010||Commercial||Did Not Settle|
|29 July 2010||Commercial||Did Not Settle|
|10 July 2010||Professional negligence||Settled|
|15 June 2010||Dilapidation (Assisted)||Settled|
|25 May 2010||Insurance||Settled|
|18 May 2010||Contract (Assisted)||Settled after date|
|30 March 2010||Trust||Adjourned|
|9 March 2010||Product Liability (Assisted)||Settled|
|21 January 2010||Insurance (Assisted)||Settled|
Certificate on file
4 March 2014
Level of Cover:
Mediation Training Provider:
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Date Qualified as Mediator:
25 November 2009
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