Antony Sendall

Antony Sendall

MA (Cantab) London/Bucks
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 62 Member Level: Senior Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member

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General Information

Antony is a very experienced and highly-skilled mediator with a wide-ranging mediation practice. This enables him to provide mediation services in many different contexts and not just within a litigation setting. He also has considerable experience as a mediation advocate.

Antony was called to the Bar in 1984 and has been a practising barrister at Littleton Chambers specialising in Employment and Commercial Law, but also with considerable experience and expertise in Sports Law and Professional Negligence. He first became accredited as a Civil and Commercial Mediator in 2008 and quickly added Workplace Mediation and Community Mediation to his skillset.

His complementary skills as a barrister have led to him being instructed as a mediator in employment and workplace mediations as well as civil and commercial disputes of all types. In addition, Antony has also become a highly experienced community mediator which has provided him with valuable skills in co-mediation and in applying different mediation models and approaches.

By way of example, he has conducted mediations in the following types of claim:

• Employment/workplace disputes including, bullying, discrimination and victimisation claims of all sorts, dismissals, whistleblowing claims, terms and conditions disputes and redundancies.
• Commercial contract claims varying in value between a few thousands of pounds up to a multi-million pound investment banking dispute
• Numerous restrictive covenants/confidential information disputes
• Partnership disputes
• Sports disputes
• Business tenancy disputes
• Education disputes, including mediations between universities and their academic staff or students and between schools and staff and between teachers and parents
• Neighbour disputes, including boundary disputes, nuisance and trespass claims and violent feuds between neighbours where the reference to mediation has emanated from the Police, a local authority, a housing association or landlord
• Inter-generational disputes between family members, including disputed wills

All mediations are confidential, but some of Antony’s mediated cases have involved very high profile individuals and/or issues in the public spotlight, which have required extremely sensitive and confidential handling. For example, Antony successfully mediated a dispute involving a media organisation and one of its very senior employees concerning allegations of phone-hacking in the context of a particularly high profile police investigation.

Antony possesses all of the skills one would expect from an experienced mediation practitioner. He has a highly engaging manner, full of energy, enthusiasm and good humour, whilst remaining empathetic and sensitive. Most mediators like to describe themselves as impartial and neutral, but Antony considers such a stance to be too passive, preferring a rather more proactive approach that is best described as ‘omni-partial’, with sleeves rolled up, working equally hard in the best interests of every party.

Antony also has a very clear focus upon “resolution” (the ‘R’ in ADR), which is not the same as compromise or settlement. He does not view mediation as merely a form of negotiation or ‘horse-trading’ and is not a fan of ‘shuttle diplomacy’. He is not afraid to examine and, if necessary, challenge apparently entrenched positions, assertions of ‘bottom lines’ and ‘over my dead body’ issues. He believes strongly that the scope of potential outcomes is limited only by the imaginations of the participants and expects everyone involved to think creatively and collaboratively.

His considerable experience in community mediation, which follows a very different mediation model from that of commercial mediation, has allowed him to develop and fuse the skills he has acquired in each area giving him a more varied and flexible ‘toolbox’ than many other purely commercial mediators. His very high success rate is undoubtedly the result of his ability to be flexible in his style and approach and to find just the right tool for the job in hand.

Antony continues to make a considerable commitment to pro bono work, both in community and commercial mediation, devoting a minimum of 20 days per year to pro bono matters.

History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • Employment Settlement Agreement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Workplace Mediation - Dispute between Board of Directors and CEO
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Commercial Mediation - £0.25 billion group action involving large internet platform
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Workplace Mediation - working relationship breakdown between heads of two brands in large recruitment agency
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation - neighbour dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace Mediation - Veterinary partnership dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Community mediation - neighbours
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Professional partnership dispute - solicitors
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation - neighbour dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community mediation - neighbour dispute noise nuisance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace mediation concerning return to work by disabled furloughed architect
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace Mediation - working relationship breakdown warehouse staff
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Community Mediation - Neighbour dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Civil & Commercial - Dispute between a residential care home and neighbours over parking, lighting and nuisance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership/Age Discrimination (Claim worth over £6m)
    Outcome: Settled
  • Room to Talk: Family relationship breakdown involving a child with a limited life condition
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment dispute - business protection and confidential information covenants
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace dispute between local authority enforcement officers
    Outcome: Settled
  • Neighbour dispute - Anti-social behaviour from rehabilitation hostel residents
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace bullying
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family dispute over contact with child
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inter-generational family relationships dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Neighbour Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment Dispute - Trade Union Activities
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Workplace Dispute (Local Government - Library Service))
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace Dispute (GP Practice)
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial disputed debt
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Commercial - exclusive distribution agreement
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation: Family Feud
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation - Light pollution
    Outcome: Settled
  • Education: University/PhD Student
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial, Commissions
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Chancery Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial, Employment
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Workplace
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community Mediation
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled after date

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 31 March 2023
  • Level of Cover 2000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider Clerks Room
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 1 December 2008
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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