David Watkinson

David Watkinson

While a practising barrister for 40 years (1973 – 2012), David Watkinson successfully carried out negotiations on behalf of his clients as a regular part of his practice as a civil litigator mostly in housing and planning law. Since qualifying as a mediator, David has adapted his advocacy skills to the task of assisting the parties in dispute to discover themselves the solution acceptable to them. He has both represented clients at a mediation as well as mediating other disputes. His legal experience makes him suitable for housing, land or planning disputes but he does not regard his mediation practice as confined to those areas. David has the ability to find out the common ground between people who are in disputes and to enable them to come to agreement. His relaxed style gives parties confidence to engage fully in the mediation process and find a solution.




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Confidentiality – Seamless or a Thing of Shreds and Patches? (12/10/20)
What happens at a mediation stays in the mediation (except so far as necessary for enforcement of the settlement). So mediators are taught and so they inform the parties.