Miss Gillian Higgins

Miss Gillian Higgins

LLB, LLM London and the South of England
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 3 Member Level: Junior Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member

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General Information

Gillian Higgins is an accredited civil and commercial mediator to international standard.

Having practised as a barrister for 19 years, Gillian has a broad and varied experience of using both negotiation and mediation skills in dealing with complex and sensitive domestic and international situations. She now heads up the International Practice Group at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row in London. 

As a civil and commercial mediator, Gillian is skilled at navigating complicated factual and legal situations and is innovative in helping those involved to find creative solutions to difficult situations. She is adept at employing her communication skills to get to the heart of the matter in a calm and professional manner, and is able to put those participating quickly at ease. 

Gillian is extremely adaptable in her approach and is noted in Chambers UK 2017 for her strong work ethic: "She is very prominent, extremely hard-working and known as a very committed person who has done very well in all of her cases." Gillian approaches her mediations with the same diligence. She speaks fluent French. Gillian also teaches mediation with the London School of Mediation.

If there is no settlement on the day, Gillian is always eager to help and continue working with the participants to achieve resolution.

Particular Areas of Interest

Contract disputes
Boundary disputes
Nuisance claims
Business disputes
Negligence claims including those against professionals
Community disputes
Religious community disputes
Pre and Post internal/international conflict situations


Accredited Mediator – 2016
Called to the Bar (Gray's Inn) – 1999
LLB, LLM (Cambridge)


Gillian operates from the Chambers of 9 Bedford Row in London and is able to travel anywhere in the country to mediate disputes.

Other Experience

Founding Member of the International Criminal Law Bureau

Steering Committee Member of Oxfam's "Lawyers Against Poverty" Programme

Volunteer Youth Worker, Petworth, West Sussex

Meditation Teacher (British School of Meditation)









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  • Date

    Nature of dispute


  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • I acted as a mediator in a dispute between two adjoining households concerning noise levels. The two families had been in dispute for the past several years.
    Outcome: Settled
  • I co-mediated a conflict concerning a personal dispute between two individuals in a religious community, which had started to affect the community as a whole.
    Outcome: Settled


  • Insurance Provider BMIF
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 31 March 2020
  • Level of Cover 1000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider London School of Mediaition
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 21 October 2016
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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