William Aylmer


  • Experience

    William Aylmer is an experienced mediator having mediated disputes in a wide variety of civil and commercial sectors. A sample of his relevant work is provided here:

    September 2016 to date – CONSUMER – Financial Services – External panel mediator at Financial Services Ombudsmans Bureau, Dublin for customer complaints against Providers.

    April 2015 – COMMERCIAL – Financial Services; non-performing loans – Mediator between Customer and Bank where Customer had sued Bank in English Courts for damages for alleged breach of contract arising from non-performance of property investment loans made in Ireland.

    February 2015 – COMMERCIAL – Partnership dispute; professional services – Mediator between former legal professional partners in dispute over wind-up of practice and distribution of assets.

    July 2014 – COMMERCIAL – Shareholder / Directors / Boardroom – Mediator between directors of management company of city centre mixed use commercial / residential development in dispute over management company budget and apportionment of service charges.

    November 2013 – FAMILY – Probate & administration; family property – Mediator between siblings in dispute over family inheritance and assets.

    September 2013 – COMMERCIAL – Construction – Mediator between Developer and multiple residents in dispute over residential construction defects.

    June 2013 – FAMILY BUSINESS – Partnership; hospitality sector; family business – Mediator between siblings (twins) in business partnership in dispute over apportionment of proceeds of sale of assets.

    May 2013 – PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR, EMPLOYMENT – Probate & administration; workplace; public-private sector – Mediator in multi-party dispute between Executor of a national heritage estate, his employee, the responsible State Agency under the auspices of the Dept. of Finance and a Local Authority, arising from the proposed termination of the employee’s employment, related family accommodation and final completion of the heritage bequest.

    November 2012 – COMMUNITY – Voluntary sector; charity; – Mediator between neighbouring community branches of an international marine rescue service in dispute over resource allocation and management issues.

    September 2012 – COMMERCIAL – Financial services; Service Level Agreement, Professional Services – Mediator between Bank and its insured security services contractor, where Bank had sued contractor for losses arising from its alleged failure to properly audit the Bank’s automotive dealership customer who had become insolvent.

    May 2012 – FAMILY – Probate & administration; family business – Mediator between siblings in litigation for many years over completion and distribution of parents’ estate.

    August 2011 – COMMERCIAL – Commercial sponsorship; sports sector – Mediator between local branch of international governing body for sport and a commercial sponsor in dispute over performance of sponsorship agreement.

    June 2011 – EMPLOYMENT – Workplace – Mediator in workplace dispute between senior manager colleagues in a bank.

    October 2010 – COMMERCIAL – Shareholders; workplace; earn-out – Mediator between management buyout team and owner / investor over implementation of terms of management buyout agreement.

    August 2010 – COMMERCIAL – Insurance – Mediator between two insurance companies in dispute over re-insurance service level agreement.

    April 2009 – COMMERCIAL – Landlord & tenant – Mediator between commercial landlord and tenant in dispute over enforcement of arbitral award in favour of landlord granting rent review increase.

  • Education

    • MCIArb – 2009
    • CEDR Mediator – 2003
    • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland – 1994
    • BCL, University College Dublin – 1990

  • Achievements

    • Member – Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal, Ireland – July 2016
    • Council Member – Law Society of Ireland – 2011 to date

  • Other Interests

    William has been teaching skiing since 1999. He spends up to three weeks each season teaching at an Austrian Tyrolean ski school.

    William is married to Joy and they have three children.

  • Languages

    Some Irish, French and German.

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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 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 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

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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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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