Mark Mattison has an excellent track record in a wide range of mediation cases conducted across the UK. An accredited mediator since 1998, Mark also has over 35 years experience as a commercial litigator.
He is now a very experienced and competent commercial mediator and is held in high regard both by his peers and users. A consistent theme from the feedback is Mark's diligent preparation for mediations which gives confidence to both parties and their advisors that Mark has a "full grasp of the issues", "getting to the nub of the issue quickly" and so quickly "gains their trust" and "gives parties confidence". Several users referred to his skill and tenacity, not only in getting parties to a settlement but also in following up when cases did not settle own the day. One comment stated that Mark handled the mediation process with "skill and diplomacy". Overall Mark can be seen as, in the words of one commentator, "a top class mediator”
Thank you for your informative and insightful meeting through the auspices of CIArb on the 19th December. I look forward to your next presentation.
He came to the mediation thoroughly prepared and with a solid grasp of the issues. Throughout he was calm, patient, energetic and enthusiastic, seeking always to engender a spirit of compromise.
Managed to challenge with such finesse that the parties did not react badly.
Mark provides value and benefit at every part of the process.
Without your personality and your sheer persuasiveness I do not doubt that this matter would have trundled on to the disadvantage of everyone involved.
Probably the best mediator I have had in the 10 or so mediations that I have taken part in. He played the whole day perfectly. He took an evaluative approach but not to the extent of making comments on who would win or lose the litigation.
Our first experience of Mark and we were impressed. He quickly grasped the legal and commercial issues and knew the parties' respective pressure points. He remained sufficiently impartial whilst never shirking from expressing a view when appropriate. He maintained momentum throughout a long and difficult day and it ended gladly in a commercial and pragmatic settlement.
Quick and thorough grasp of the issues from the outset.
Very direct - no messing, which is what is needed.
Probably the best mediator I have had in the ten or so mediations that I have taken part in. Mark played the whole day perfectly.
Mark has a very efficient style, maintaining good momentum and effective control in his mediations. He is calm, clear and thoughtful. He works patiently towards practical solutions