Mr Tony Hughes

Mr Tony Hughes

MA (Oxon) Bristol
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 43 Member Level: Senior Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member

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General Information

MEDIATION AREAS: Shareholder disputes; partnership disputes; family business disputes; commercial contract disputes; NHS contracts; IT/IP disputes; professional negligence; rights of way, boundary and other property disputes; restrictive covenants and  confidential information; employment and workplace; Landlord and Tenant, Medical issues, contentious probate, wills, Inheritance Act claims and proprietary estoppel disputes; multi-party disputes; community, neighbourhood and envrironmental disputes.


CAREER HISTORY: Awarded an Exhibition in Natural Science to read Law at University College, Oxford.  Qualified as a Solicitor with Burges Salmon in 1981.  Former equity litigation partner with Morgan Cole (now part of Blake Morgan).
Has considerable experience of representing and advising clients involved in heavyweight General Commercial and Property disputes. Recent disputes have included the following

  • Claim by purchaser of business against vendor for compensation for infringing restrictive covenants
  • Successful Defence of claim by Landlord against Tenant for recovery of arrears of rent and forfeiture of commercial property, together with associated shareholder dispute
  • Partnership dissolution proceedings
  • Claims in professional negligence against former solicitors
  • Pursuing former director on grounds of fraud
  • Defending claim by insolvency practitioner against former director
  • Many other shareholder and partnership disputes


MEDIATION EXPERIENCE: Tony is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer with an acute understanding of the problems and pitfalls of the judicial system. He is a passionate advocate of the use of negotiation and mediation in the resolution of disputes and is particularly interested in the psychology of conflict resolution, and the impact of the biases of the subconscious mind on attitudes towards conflict. Tony was accredited as a mediator with the ADR Group in 1999 and since then has mediated or taken part in a large number mediations in a wide variety of different areas of dispute, but particularly within the areas referred to above. He has lectured on the use of mediation, and has been involved in facilitating courses on mediation techniques for new and experienced mediators, including mediation training for Polish judges in March 2004 (London) and April 2005 (Warsaw).He has acted as a judge in mediation competitions. When not mediating, Tony runs his own legal practice which handles a wide range of commercial, corporate and employment disputes, particularly for owner-managed businesses. He also provides community mediation services on a voluntary basis through Resolve West (formerly known as Bristol Mediation).

He is currently secretary of the Association of South West Mediators.

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History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • Professional Negligence claim against solicitors in litigation matter
    Outcome: Settled
  • Initial meetings and conflict coaching in neighbour's dispute involving three households
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Community shuttle mediation with added issues of mental health
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Initial meetings and conflict coaching in neighbour's dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Proprietary estoppel claim between beneficiaries of deceased estate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community shuttle mediation involving neighbours. Parties agreed council needed to determine boundary
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Initial meetings and conflict coaching in neighbour's dispute
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Community Shuttle mediation involving neighbours - dispute resolved before adjourned date.
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Conflict coaching separately with two parties in dispute to coach them into mediation. Agreed to mediate.
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Involved in preliminary visits to some parties in connection with a multi-party, multi-mediator community mediation. (Attended follow up strategy meeting by couldn't attend the resumed date)
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Community mediation (following individual conflict coaching sessions) between two occupiers of a building about a variety of issues
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Complex boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Round Table mediation between neighbours about a number of issues
    Outcome: Settled
  • Arrears of rent, misfeasance, planning, listed building consent, misrepresentation
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Shareholder dispute
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Contentious Probate, Inheritance Act and disputed wills
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shuttle mediation regarding Parking and privacy issues
    Outcome: Settled
  • Liability to pay Service Charges
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Resumption of boundary dispute between neighbours
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Dispute over noise between neighbours
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contractual misrepresentation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contractual dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contractual dispute
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Complex shareholders dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contractual dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of restrictive covenants (employment)
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Product liability
    Outcome: Settled
  • Multiparty IP dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Neighbour's property dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Medical negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of confidence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial/IT contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Axis Specialty Europe SE
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 30 September 2020
  • Level of Cover 3000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider ADR Group Limited
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 14 March 2000
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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