John Appleby LLB (Hons) is a qualified 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: Contract disputes Property Landlord and tenant Boundary and neighbour disputes/disagreements Contested will/inheritance claims Employment and workplace disputes Defamation Insurance Negligence Construction 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. " "Excellent ." "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. "