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John Byrne – Lead Mediator

John ByrneJohn Byrne is an experienced mediator and director of Cambridge Civil Mediation. A law graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he was admitted as a solicitor in 1978 and worked as a litigator with Harbottle & Lewis before setting up his own practice, John Byrne & Co, in Covent Garden in 1987.  This specialist litigation practice covers commercial and other litigation of all descriptions and has handled many High Court trials and appearances in the Court of Appeal. The practice moved to Cambridge in 2001.

John Byrne now concentrates principally on mediation. Accredited as a mediator by CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) in 1999, he is CEDR-registered and also accredited as a mediator by the ADR Group. In addition he is a:

  • member of the Court of Appeal Panel of Mediators
  • practitioner member of the Law Society’s Civil/Commercial Mediation Panel
  • mediator with the Cambridge Community Mediation Service
  • member of the Panel of Experienced Civil and Commercial Mediators of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • founder member and secretary of the Association of Cambridge Mediators.

John Byrne has mediated a wide range of cases, including commercial disputes of most types, building/ construction disputes of all kinds, landlord and tenant disputes, intellectual property, copyright and entertainments cases, professional negligence, partnership/shareholder disputes, boundary disputes, employment, probate and Inheritance Act claims, family property disputes, personal injury and other areas. 

John’s friendly and straightforward mediation style is based on solid mediation principles.  He has particular expertise in resolving complicated or difficult disputes which require more than usual clarity of thought, empathy and patience.

John Byrne has won plaudits from previous mediation clients:

“Good people skills, good all-rounder” – Solicitor

“…. helped to reach a settlement in minimum time, with minimum fuss” – Client

“I would refer clients much earlier to mediation for this sort of dispute on today’s experience”  – Solicitor

 “An acceptable compromise ..… no trial would have reached the same outcome” – Counsel

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