Roger Levitt

Roger Levitt

LLB QDR MCIArb England
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 92 Thumbs-up Rating: πŸ‘ 84% Member Level: Elite Mediator

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General Information

Roger is a qualified: Elite Mediator (92 Mediations)

An experienced specialist in property and commercial law, Roger has developed his commercial mediation business to tackle cases across diverse areas of commercial ,property, contract, construction, boundary & neighbours, insurance, franchise, partnership, shareholders, debt, sale of goods, professional negligence Wills Trusts and Probate. He is a thorough, patient and proactive mediator, whose encouragement and focus never waivers from the goal of settlement. As a practicing transactional property Solicitor he can call on recent expereince to help resolve issues 

 Why choose Roger Levitt as your mediator?

Natural conciliator… Calm patient and confident, Roger believes that even the  most intractable disputes can be settled, given the right will from participants and the patience, skill and guidance of the mediator

Outstanding performance… Nearly all of Roger’s mediations have resulted in successful resolution He has an 75% settlement rate. Well above the national average

 Recognised mediation expert… Owner and Manager of his own mediation business, with 33 years experience in Property / commercial law, Roger also delivers CPD seminars to groups of lawyers, surveyors, accountants, and other professionals and has jointly written articles on mediation and spoken at Conferences 

 Able to travel… works anywhere in England and Wales

 Flexible fees… Able to judge each case on its own requirements and price accordingly

 Areas of expertise

  • Business and Commerce,
  • Contract
  • Partnership, Shareholders
  • Finance
  • Wills Trusts and Probate 
  • Commercial and Residential Property
  • Boundaries and Neighbours
  • Adverse possession
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Construction
  • Planning
  • Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity 
  • Retail and Restaurant
  • Healthcare
  • Franchising
  • Sale and delivery of goods
  • Faith and Religious based disputes  

Professional background

  • 33 years’ legal experience (the first 25 at Partner level in City and West End law firms)
  • Practising Transactional Property Solicitor
  • Accredited Mediator with Clerksroom and Academy of Experts and Chartered Institute of Abrbitrators Accreditation under his belt
  • Civil Mediation Council (member of Communications & Government Relations Committees)
  • Business Dispute Resolution Committee member
  • Conference Speaker - including RICS Dispute Resolution Conference Jan 2015
  • Co- author of RICS Mediation Guide  published Jan 2015  

As an entrepreneurial solicitor, Roger understands what motivates business people; he has considerable experience of commercial deal construction and negotiation.

Wide-ranging experience as a non-contentious property lawyer has taught him that the collaborative approach gets deals done.

Established in 2008, his commercial mediator business  has a reputation for significant success across a diverse range of cases.

Roger says:

“While the need for comprehensive legal knowledge and experience is undisputed, successful mediation is ultimately all about understanding how to deal with people.

“You need to analyse the facts that could point to a litigation outcome,and  also understand and manage the expectations of the participants, in order to find the more cost-effective, commercial and sensible solutions that mediation can bring.

“I put considerable effort into preparing for my mediation work, ensuring that not only do I completely understand the ins and outs of each case, but I also contact all parties in advance, in order to set them on the right track to think about possible solutions with a more open mind. I aim to encourage participants to look beyond grievances and start considering options that would enable them to move on to a successful resolution.

“My role is to remain impartial, calm and detached, while also being approachable and easygoing, in order to build trust and create the right atmosphere for negotiation. I believe I am a proactive team player, able to build rapport between disengaged parties and get them to focus on what they have in common, rather than their differences.

Mediation is in my nature: I’ve discovered a real passion for helping people find solutions to commercial problems that they can’t resolve on their own. I’m a conciliator and enjoy bringing people together, negotiating with honesty and integrity to help people to listen , conclude and move on.

Recent feedback

 Roger was excellent and we are pleased we chose an experienced property lawyer as this certainly gave me and my clients the confidence of knowing that he was on top of his briefing papers and the law.”

"He adopted a commercial approach rather than being bogged down in peripheral issues"

"Good overall manner : good communication skills"“

When difficulties arose towards the end of the scheduled session, Roger calmly and patiently continued to go to and fro between the parties’ houses for a further three hours, without putting anyone under any time pressure, until a settlement was reached and the loose ends tied up. The confidence he conveyed that a resolution was possible went a long way towards achieving this outcome.”

 “Roger is both very professional and personable. He really gets to the core of the situation, is very thorough and ultimately strives for a beneficial solution by using his expertise. I would highly recommend Roger for anyone in need of his services”.

  “An extremely practical approach. A willingness to understand the issues and think ‘outside of the box’ to try and find a solution.” 

“Overall we felt that the mediator and assistant were excellent.” 

“Many thanks for allowing me to observe the mediation on Wednesday. Of the three I have observed to date, it was by far the most fascinating. I think you did very well to create momentum from what appeared to be an entrenched and irretrievable position!” 

"The Client was very emotional and I feel the mediator handled a delicate situation very professionally".

"very good indeed at getting to the key issues to get a settlement" 

"Availability / flexibility"

"Easy going, impartial, positive"

Outside the office

 A married man, Roger has three children aged (26, 24 and 24 (yes, twins) who test his mediation skills to the limit.

 When not negotiating family disputes, he enjoys playing and watching football, cycling, golf, running (after children), driving (children around), walking (away from arguments with his children), theatre (especially non-domestic drama) and good food (some now even cooked by his children).

 A keen traveller, Roger speaks conversational French and Spanish.

 Legal memberships and positions

  • Civil Mediation Council (Communications & Government Relations Committees)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Standing Committee of Mediation Advocates
  • Member of The Law Society
  • Property Litigation Association member
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Business Dispute Resolution Committee Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback

Feedback
Q1 (8.80)
Q2 (6.00)
Q3 (9.19)
Q4 (6.75)
Q5 (8.67)
Q6 (8.86)
Q7 (9.15)
Q8 (8.47)
Q9 (8.32)
Q10 (8.46)
Q11 (7.71)
Q12 (8.79)

History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • Shareholders / Directors Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Equestrian / Contractual
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 186748 Property/ Joint ownership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Flood / Property Sale Information
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / Rights of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • Secured Lending / Regulatory
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary / Rights of Way / Neighbours
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate / Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • contract / option/property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / Right of Way / Nuisance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract / Franchise
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Partnership / Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord & Tenant /Business
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership / Property
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Kitchen installation
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary / Title / Contract
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Property / Management / Damage
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Contract / Commercial / Property
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial / Guarantee
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property/ Condition
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property / Right of Way / Title
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Property / Covenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Debt/ Installation / Provision of Services
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Will / Property / Development
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Property / Alterations / Deed of Variation
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Property / Will / Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Bank Guarantee
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract / Provision of Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • Option / Contract / Planning
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Property / Contract
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Property / Partnership
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Pension / Insurance / Property Investment
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Property / Right of Way / Title
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Contract / Business / Property
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Shareholders Agreement- Restrictive Covenants
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace (4 party)
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property / Service Charges
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property / Damages / Works
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Landlord/Tenant
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property / Construction / Access Rights / Flood
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Noise Nuisance / Title
    Outcome: Settled
  • Franchise
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Right of Way / Construction / Title
    Outcome: Settled
  • Franchise / Restaurant / Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Property Lease / Damages
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction / Debt
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property / Family
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property Sale Transfer / Rectification
    Outcome: Settled
  • Local Authority / Charity / Property
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Building Contract / Property
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Neighbours / Noise/ Alterations
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Commercial Agreement / Option / Interim Loan
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Lease renewal / Dilapidations
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Property - 3 Party- Lease - Damages
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Master Franchise - part 2
    Outcome: Settled
  • Master Franchise - part 1
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Sport
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Commercial Property / Lease / Forfeiture
    Outcome: Settled
  • Tenancy / Repairs/ Deposit
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Internet / Learning
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Commercial Property Lease
    Outcome: Settled
  • Development / Nuisance
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Club Sale -Misrepresentation- damages c/claim
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Insurance - Guarantee
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Construction / Restaurant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction / Property Sale
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment / Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Franchise
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Franchise
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Sale & Delivery of Goods
    Outcome: Settled
  • Photographer Restrictive Covenant
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Pub / Commercial Property
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement
    Outcome: Ongoing
  • Dilapidation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Financial / Property
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Property/ Neighbours
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Property/ Neighbours
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property / Financial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial / Property/ Financial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property / Neighbours
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Axa Insurance Company
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 24 November 2017
  • Level of Cover 1000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider Clerksroom
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 24 March 2009
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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