James Tumbridge

Mediator

  • Experience

    Recognised as a leader in ADR by Chambers and Partners, and the International Mediation Institute: James has wide jurisdictional experience having practiced as a litigation lawyer in England & Wales, the United States and Canada. He also spent 2 years as Chairman of the International Trade Mark Association’s ADR Committee, overseeing the panel of mediators and all ADR programming. James’ mediation experience is extensive both as a mediator and for parties, he has also made several applications as a barrister seeking Mediation directions from the English High Court and Patents County / Enterprise Court, and for costs sanctions for failure to use ADR. Additionally whilst resident in Canada he took part in numerous mediations under the compulsory mediation scheme in operation in Ontario.

    Mediation experience has included disputes for – record labels; musicians; pharmaceutical companies; electronics companies; construction companies; divorce proceedings; probate; boundary disputes and solicitors negligence. James’ legal practice, being elected as Councillor and working for a Member of Parliament has given him experience of negotiating and mediating in both a business and people focused environments. In addition James has taken WIPO’s Arbitration course and acted as an arbitrator in mixed ADR formats, he has also been an arbitration assistant on an International Construction Arbitration with its seat in Canada, and has experience of advisory work relating to arbitrations in the USA and Europe.

    He has experience in a range of subject areas including boundary disputes, commercial, construction, contract, data protection, property, intellectual property, licensing, employment, family and sports.

    Disputes Experience

    James has worked on disputes in several jurisdictions: Appearing in the English High Court, the English Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and Supreme Court. In addition he has worked on several cases that went to the Canadian Supreme Court and appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, and various lower level Courts in Ontario and Ohio, as well as appearing before the Supreme Court of the Falkland Islands and the Falkland Islands Court of Appeal.

    James has also participated in mediations and arbitrations in both the Americas and Europe, and through his work in trade bodies and global ADR providers such as WIPO, INTA and IMI, he maintains a broad understanding of the best practices and developments in the UK and beyond. His private practice cases have covered: Real property, boundaries, mortgages, commercial contracts and loans, disputes over sports players and associated agreements, sponsorship, publications dealing with defamation and copyright, shipping and carriage of goods disputes, intellectual property, employment and data protection matters.

  • Education

    • Call to the Bar: Lincoln’s Inn 2001, Middle Temple ad eundem 2003
    • Bar Vocational Course completed at the Inns of Court School of Law, London.
    • Mediation Accreditation with ADR Chambers 2004
    • WIPO Arbitrators Course 2006 – Accredited with WIPO
    • WIPO Mediation Course 2007 – Accredited with WIPO

  • Achievements

    • Legal 500 UK, Intellectual Property
    • Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution – UK & Canada, Intellectual Property
    • IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners
    • WTR Trademark 1000 The World’s Leading Trade Mark Practitioners
    • Chambers UK, Dispute Resolution and Mediation
    • Chambers UK, Intellectual Property
    • AI Intellectual Property Awards – Most Innovative IP Disputes Firm & Best Full Service IP Firm – UK 2015
    • UK Litigation Lawyer of 2013 and 2014 – ILO Client Choice Awards
    • UK Litigation Lawyer of 2013 – ACG & FT
    • Member of the INTA Panel of Trade Mark Mediators
    • Recommended by the International Mediation Institute
    • Harold Fox Scholarship
    • Hardwicke Scholarship to Lincoln’s Inn
    • James Bushell Scholarship for the Bar Vocational Course
    • Lawrence Atwell Award for the Bar Vocational Course
    • Sidney Perry Award for the Bar Vocational Course
    • Young Lawyer Award from the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Arran Dowling-Hussey LawBrief, Barrister, Mediator and Arbitrator Arran Dowling-Hussey
Arran Dowling-Hussey LawBrief, Barrister, Mediator and Arbitrator

Arran Dowling-Hussey

Arran Dowling-Hussey has 14 years’ experience as a commercial Barrister.

Arran has been in full time practice as a Barrister in Dublin since 2003. He has also been called to the Bar in Belfast and London and has been associated with a number of chambers in the London area since 2007. As he is admitted in three jurisdictions he has often been briefed in cases that have a multi-jurisdictional element to them including but not limited to offering advices on which is the proper forum for any dispute. Arran is noted for his experience in construction and ADR related work and also has significant experience in commercial, employment, landlord and tenant cases and professional negligence disputes.

In Arran’s own words…

“I am keen to help clients resolve their problems as quickly and expeditiously as possible and where appropriate draw on a heavy background in Alternative Dispute Resolution. However, each dispute has to be considered on its own merits and the resolution of some disputes will be best served by traditional litigation. It is important to me to work to deadlines that well meet the needs of clients and to be clear as to the legal costs that clients are exposed to as a dispute progresses.”

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Bill Lister, LawBrief Mediator Bill Lister
Bill Lister, LawBrief Mediator

Bill Lister

Bill Lister is a highly experienced intellectual property litigator with expertise in all areas of intellectual property work, including the fields of contention copyright, registered and unregistered (passing off) trade marks, registered and unregistered UK and European design rights, patents and trade secrets (know how etc).

Bill has further experience in advising the areas of media law including libel, slander, confidentiality, privacy, BBC regulatory work, regulator referrals (Ofcom and IPSO).

A former barrister, Bill was for many years Head of Intellectual Property at Pannone LLP and is currently a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property in the Manchester office of Fieldfisher LLP where he acts for a number of global companies including Aurora Fashions Group (and its associated companies Karen Millen, Oasis, Coast and Warehouse for which he oversees their global trade mark and brand strategy) VW Ag and other well-known multiple high street retail outlets and business and organisations in both the private and public sectors.

Bill further acts for a large number of small and medium size companies and starter businesses advising them in respect of their general IP rights. Bill’s notably cases including:

  • Neville & Hill -v- Wilson & Others (constructive trusts relating to corporate share transfers);
  • Rugby Football Union & Nike -v- Cotton Traders Limited (trade marks in the red rose of England);
  • ScoreDraw Limited -v- Finch (trade marks in the historic playing badge of the Brazil FA);
  • Ultraframe Limited -v- Eurocell Limited (the qualification of damages for patent and intellectual property infringement);
  • Environmental Defence System Limited -v- Synergy Health plc and Others (case relating to a patent for the process of manufacturing flood defence systems);
  • Automobile Lamborghini SpA -v- Auto Transformation Limited (in which Bill acted for the iconic sports manufacturer Lamborghini protecting its design rights and trade marks).

Bill has been ranked by the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual in his field and by Chambers Director as a Leader in the Field for IP/Media each year since 2012. Bill is ranked as a Leader by the World Intellectual Property Review in its 2017 edition.

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Clive Rich LawBrief Mediator and Arbitrator Clive Rich
Clive Rich LawBrief Mediator and Arbitrator

Clive Rich

Clive Rich is a highly experienced entertainment and digital media lawyer, who has also successfully run digital businesses for companies such as Sony and Bertelsmann.

A qualified barrister, he has been a lawyer for almost 30 years and has drafted and crafted contracts for a broad spectrum of multi-nationals, major organisations and brands, including Yahoo, Apple, Napster, SanDisk, Myspace and the BBC.

He has also previously run his own legal practice, Rich Futures Ltd in association with the Top 30 UK law firm, Olswang LLP, representing a variety of technology companies and SMEs.

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Diana Wallis, LawBrief Mediator Diana Wallis
Diana Wallis, LawBrief Mediator

Diana Wallis

Diana Wallis has a long experience in the field of law and dispute resolution. Originally a London solicitor with more than sixteen years post qualification litigation work in the field of European cross border commercial litigation. She then pursued these interests as a leading legislator in the European Parliament. Diana is a Senior Fellow of the Law School at the University of Hull. A well-respected figure in mediation circles, Diana is a frequent speaker at events and has developed her own mediation skills being a qualified mediator with broad experience.

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Dorcas Crawford LawBrief Mediator Dorcas Crawford
Dorcas Crawford LawBrief Mediator

Dorcas Crawford

Having been a litigator for over 20 years and having seen clients becoming increasingly frustrated by the litigation process, in 2008 Dorcas came to the view that there must be a better way and completed her accreditation as a mediator with CEDR.

Since then she has conducted a number of commercial mediations, ranging from small construction disputes to an £11million procurement dispute. Mediations have also included high value banking disputes, an HMRC dispute, landlord / tenant disputes, professional indemnity cases, building disputes and a major adverse possession chancery case.

More recently her mediation work has expanded to include workplace mediation and conflict resolution work with boards of both commercial and 3rd sector organisations.

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