Genuine commercial expertise and business acumen, a sharp legal mind and the ability to quickly build rapport with people from all walks of life make Gill Mansfield a highly effective mediator who gets results.
Gill is a CEDR accredited mediator and qualified barrister with over 20 years’ legal experience, including extensive experience of working at boardroom level with senior executives and international business teams as an in-house commercial lawyer. Gill specialises in all forms of commercial mediation.
WHY CHOOSE GILL?
Solutions-driven and commercially astute – Deal making, problem solving and finding workable solutions to difficult commercial problems with tact and tenacity are well-honed skills, as Gill spent much of her legal career in senior legal and business affairs roles in the media, entertainment and creative industries. She has a pragmatic commercial outlook and a thorough and energetic approach, which sees her work tirelessly to secure the right deal for the parties.
Business acumen - having worked alongside finance functions in various international businesses Gill has strong financial acumen and, as a company director herself, she knows her way around a P&L account and balance sheet.
Natural affinity with people – Gill approaches mediations with a straightforward, friendly and engaging manner, and has a proven track record of successfully negotiating with challenging personalities, high-profile entrepreneurs, executives and creative professionals. She has a knack of putting people at their ease.
International expertise – Gill has successfully mediated disputes on both sides of the Atlantic and has considerable international dispute resolution experience. She has successfully managed the litigation and settlement of complex, high-value cross-border commercial disputes in many different jurisdictions around the world.
Available to work anywhere – Based in London, Gill can travel throughout the UK and internationally as required.
Flexible fees – Gill is happy to discuss fees on a case-by-case basis to ensure that clients have access to mediation whatever the value of their dispute.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Her commercial acumen and experience in industry make Gill an excellent choice of mediator for all forms of business and financial disputes.
However, with her specialist knowledge and expertise Gill is particularly well placed to mediate:
• Commercial contracts
• Financial disputes
• Company law disputes
• Partnership, shareholder and directors’ disputes
• Property (inc. Landlord & Tenant and Neighbour disputes)
• Professional negligence (all professions)
• Intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, designs, patents, passing off, format rights, domain names, confidential information, know-how)
• IT, digital and technology disputes
• Media and entertainment (TV and broadcasting, film, theatre, gaming, digital media, interactive entertainment and home entertainment)
• Brewing, pub, restaurant and hospitality industries
• Product and systems design and development
• Construction, engineering and design
• Manufacturing, sales and distribution
• Sale of goods and services
• Inheritance, wills, probate and trusts
• Employment and workplace
• Competition law and anti-trust
• International and cross border disputes
EXAMPLES OF FEEDBACK
"Very impressed with the mediator who had to deal with difficult and at times emotional parties. A positive outcome was achieved for both parties as a result of the mediation process." Solicitor, Keystone Law.
"We selected Gill from a short-list of highly skilled mediators and she was a delight to work with. The mediation was quite technical as well as emotional for the parties involved. Gill handled it beautifully, putting the parties at ease from the start. She was professional and good humoured, and it was easy to trust her and her skills. She brought the parties to a fair conclusion by around 6 pm on the day. I would highly recommend Gill and would select her as a mediator again.’ Partner, Jurit LLP.
"This is the second time I have worked with Gill, and I found her to be very professional and easy to work with whilst maintaining her impartiality throughout the mediation. She was well prepared, thorough, built up a good rapport with the client and worked hard to ensure that the parties reached the right deal. I would strongly recommend her and would certainly use her services again." Partner, Jurit LLP.
"I would just like to let you know how much I really appreciated all of the effort and energy you put into the mediation process... Thank you for your sensitivity, flexibility and maintaining the momentum of progress to an acceptable conclusion. If I hear or know of anyone else in a difficult situation and requiring mediation help I will have absolutely no hesitation in pointing them your way." Managing Director in the IT industry, party to the mediation.
"Gill expertly handled the mediation and managed to facilitate a resolution that looked unlikely at the commencement of the day." Partner, Gordon Dadds.
"Very impressed with Ms Mansfield". Solictor, Marshalls Solicitors.
"She was excellent." Partner in an accountancy firm, party to the mediation.
"I was in awe of how professional Gill remained throughout the week of discusssions. Her love of helping people work through problems was evident the whole way through. She was brilliant. Thank you." Party in a multi-party Workplace and Employment Dispute.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Gill has... a rare talent for finding practical solutions to problems very quickly.”
Bettina Köckler, Fox Filmed Entertainment
“…a masterful negotiator and a brilliant lawyer.”
Eric Karp, Lima Sky
“Gill is very professional and lovely to work with. She exceeded expectations and was very efficient and knowledgeable, fun and always with a smile.”
Sandra Benoït, Zodiak Rights”
CMC Registered Mediator
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Mediation)
Accredited Commercial Mediator (2006) CEDR, London
Advanced Mediation Techniques (2012) Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington DC, USA.
Approved Mediator (2015) New York, USA.
Barrister (1994 call)
LLM in International, Commercial and European Law including Intellectual Property, UK & EU Competition law, EU Law and International Law
Postgraduate Certificate in Competition Policy (gained whilst working for the UK competition authority)
Gill is Yorkshire born and bred although these days calls leafy north London home when she isn't travelling. She is a passionate and active supporter of the arts (particularly film, theatre and the visual arts). She is also a qualified yoga teacher but she promises not to make you practice your "downward dog" during a mediation.
Gill is a founding Trustee of the registered charity, TalkingWorks, which teaches mediation skills to post-16 students.
Contact Gill today to discuss your dispute.