Mr John Abbott

Mr John Abbott

LLB (Hons) FCIArb London & East Anglia
Membership Status: Mediator
Exclusive Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 1 Member Level: Junior Mediator Member Type: Exclusive Member

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General Information


John Abbott is an experienced mediatior and arbitrator. Accredited by the Civil Mediation Council and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbritrators.

Since qualifying as a mediator, john has succesfully mediated shareholder and partnership disputes, several disputes involving GP practices, joint enterprises, claims against directors arising out of insolvency and a dispute between a tied tenant of a public house and the brewer landlord.

John has been a partner in the Dispute Resolution department of Laytons LLP and was formerly head of  Dispute Resolution at Silverman Sherliker LLP where he was a partner for over 20 years. He has also served as managing partner at Silverman Sherliker LLP.

After qualifying as a solicitor in 1987, John decided to specialise in litigation. Since then, John has developed a highly successful dispute resolution practice sitting as a mediator and an arbitrator. He has represented clients in High Court and arbitral proceedings (domestic and international), covering civil, commercial and property and construction disputes. He has specialisms in contractual disputes, shareholder and director and partnership disputes, intellectual property rights and property litigation.  He has considerable experience dealing with both high value and complex matters, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues.

John has over 20 years’ experience of mediation. He firmly believes that mediation offers participants an opportunity to achieve a pragmatic, commercial and expeditious resolution, thus saving both time and costs.


John maintains that no matter how complex a dispute and no matter how entrenched people are, it is nearly always possible for participants to achieve a mediated solution. It is for this reason, that John has successfully promoted mediation as an alternative to the expensive, time consuming, risky and emotionally-fraught process of litigation.

John’s qualities

John has a well-earned reputation as a first-class listener and someone with real people skills. He engenders confidence as the mediator and in the mediation process. Whilst maintaining neutrality, John works to assist participants to consider the key underlying issues, to identify their real objectives and to move towards their own solutions. John recognises that the flexibility of mediation can often help in meeting these goals and is a very effective mediator.

Some of Jonh's recent mediations

John has been the mediator in a diverse number of mediations, including; contractual claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, GP partnership disputes, disputes involving tied licenced premises, construction dusputes, insolvency and commercial lease disputes 

Fees and travel

John will be pleased to consider any proposed appointment and aims to ensure that his fees are always commensurate with the nature and value of the case.


London School of Mediation

Civil Mediation Council



John is married with three grown up children. He is a keen rugby follower and for many years was a successful rugby coach. He also enjoys hiking and travel.




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  • Date

    Nature of dispute


  • Shareholder dispute involving GP Practice
    Outcome: Settled


  • Insurance Provider International Insurance Company of Hanover SE
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 31 March 2020
  • Level of Cover 3000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider London School of Mediation
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 18 September 2015
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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