Acknowledged as an expert in this field with over 40 years experience in legal profession and over 35 years in dealing with legal costs.
Now a qualified mediator and keen to offer my extensive experience to parties looking to resolve costs disputes. Being a newly qualified mediator, I am willing to travel anywhere and offer low rates to parties as I am keen to build my mediation practice. Speak to the mediation team at Clerksroom Mediation, ask for me, I will be very flexible and do my very best to help you.
A bit about me.
Specialised in representing paying parties and has acted for and been panel members for :-
Further has represented and advised other bodies including Sheffield City Council and Leicestershire County Council.
Experienced Advocate and has appeared in House of Lords and Senior Courts Costs Office and in Courts throughout England and Wales
Tutor and Examiner with ACL Training and past Council Member of ALCD and Accredited Costs Lawyer with Costs Lawyers Standards Board since 2011.
In 2018 appointed as End point Assessor by CILEX Law school and later Lead End point Assessor ( interviews ) in relation to the Cilex Para legal qualification.
Now acting as liason to the internal Costs Team at The Medical Protection Society concerning their paticipation in a Mediation Pilot Scheme including providing internal training .
Qualified as a Mediator in January 2016 and given level of legal experience firstly as a Legal Executive and then Costs Lawyer capable of dealing in all aspects of disputes and costs
The required three observations were undertaken in London ,Bimingham and Nottingham and although attending as an Observor was able to assist in the costs aspect of the disputes that arose and assisted at the parties request to ensure that an overall settlement was reached.
In addition to dealing with Costs disputes Geoff is able to draw on his experience as a Chartered Legal Executive and can undertake mediations as set out below :-
Emploment / Workplace
Civil ( including holiday sickness claims )
Geoff is a Registered Mediator with The Civil Mediation Council, and is also a member of the Society of Mediators and the Midlands Mediation Network
In November 2016 Geoff joined The Medical Protection Society in Leeds to deal with high value cases representing paying parties and is now a Consultant Costs lawyer
Dual qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive and Costs Lawyer and avilable to deal wit ll types of disputes ,and although specialisig in legal costs disputes is equally able to assist as Joint Mediator to facilitate setlement of disputes/claims and costs that arrive therefrom
Experienced both as a Chartered Legal Executive and a Costs Lawyer specialising in dealing with high value costs claims arising from clinical negligence actions and has mediate high value costs disputes
A bit about my past.
Began work in Solicitors Office and qualified as a Legal Executive specialising in Civil and Family law.
In 1983 set up Costs Practice dealing with all aspects of legal costs including billing,negotiations and advocacy.
Able to deal with remote mediations online and accept urgent instructions .
Has mediated successfully in high value claims for legal costs and fees