John Appleby LLB (Hons)

Membership Status: Mediator

General Information

"John acted as a mediator on a legal dispute that I was instructed on.  The mediation resulted in a settlement of the dispute satisfactory to both sides.  John's assistance to the parties in the process of reaching a settlement was valuable and cost effective.  John displayed integrity and professionalism and I would recommend him as a mediator within his practice areas." Julian Johnstone, Dispute Resolution Partner, Druces LLP

"John was very approachable and really made the difference on the day.  The three hour mediation also helped focus minds." Mark Steggles, Partner, Thomson Snell & Passmore

"John was excellent." Anthony Middleton, Associate, Keoghs LLP

John is an ADR Group accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator who adopts a practical and focused approach towards mediation, using the benefit of his considerable experience dealing with business transactions and civil and employment disputes to help reach a solution.  His combination of legal knowledge and practical nous as a qualified solicitor make him particularly well-equipped to deal with all the issues underlying a dispute as they arise.

John's general approach to mediation is to move as swiftly as possible into identifying and dealing with the wider interests and key concerns of the parties, with a view to establishing any common ground.  He prides himself on his ability to listen to and understand the issues people in conflict have and is a strong believer in the capacity of individuals, with the aid of a good mediator, to reach a solution to their problems without leaving them in the hands of the Courts.

John is held in high regard for his open and approachable attitude and strong reputation for his work in the law.  He has a huge depth of experience in dealing with a wide variety of commercial transactions and civil disputes but he can mediate any dispute, including in the following areas:

John was educated at East Anglia University, Norwich, where he read Law.  He was admitted as a solicitor in September 2003, having undertaken his training at Leonard Gray, Chelmsford.

John's offices in Chelmsford provide a suitable, comfortable and discreet environment for mediations but he is able to travel, wherever necessary to alternative premises.

Here are some more testimonials about John:

"I must say that it was nice to do business with you.  Easygoing, efficient and exact."

"Mr Appleby was better prepared and more able than mediators I have used in the past."


"Mr Appleby was very competent and very understanding... He was extremely helpful and clear when speaking to our client.  We would definitely consider using Mr Appleby again for mediation services."



John Appleby Thumbs up rating

👍 89%

league table position 38 / 163

total mediations undertaken 20

member level Junior Mediator

John is a member of phone01823 247 247

[email protected]

Recent History

15 July 2022Settled after date
11 March 2022Adjourned
17 May 2021Did Not Settle
14 February 2019Did Not Settle
20 November 2018Adjourned
29 August 2018Did Not Settle
26 January 2018Did Not Settle
23 January 2018Did Not Settle
5 July 2017Settled
10 April 2017Settled
17 March 2017Settled after date
3 March 2017Settled
20 January 2017Settled
14 December 2016Adjourned
22 January 2016Settled
2 October 2015Settled
26 January 2015Did Not Settle
12 November 2014Settled
7 May 2014Settled
13 September 2013Settled


Insurance Provider:

HDI Global Specialty SE - UK Branch

Certificate Status:

Certificate on file

Expiry Date:

30 September 2024

Level of Cover:


CPD & Training

Mediation Training Provider:

ADR Group

Date Qualified as Mediator:

1 June 2012

Training Certificate: