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Jonathan Dingle is a barrister, mediator, arbitrator.
Following a career in the Royal Navy including a period as Judge Advocate, he chose to specialise in the areas of Clinical Negligence and complex Personal Injury, particularly those with a military element and balances this with a busy mediation practice.
An early adopter and staunch advocate of ADR in the UK, Jonathan has written chapters on the subject for a number of legal texts as well as the bestselling handbook, Practical Mediation.
Andrea Barnes is an internationally accredited Mediator and trainer with over 18 years of international mediation experience.
She is a Director and panel member of Trust Mediation, one of the providers under the NHS Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme. Andrea regularly mediates in clinical negligence as well as hybrid facilitative/evaluative costs disputes.
In addition to her mediation practice Andrea is Head of Chambers at Normanton Chambers, and within her bar practice specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, costs and inquests.
John Sephton is an experienced mediator and leadership professional with specialist skills in business coaching, behavioural change, achievement, and conflict resolution. He holds Chartered Fellowships with the CIPD and the CMI.
Following a career as an Officer in the Royal Navy, John has utilised his skills to working with senior leaders and teams within organisations, as well as with individuals in achieving clarity of purpose and / or resolving conflict in the often seemingly intractable challenges that can be encountered in the workplace.
Zoey is a Barrister at Normanton Chambers specialising in the area of Family Law. Prior to being called to the Bar she worked in-house for a leading insurer for over a decade dealing mainly with personal injury and clinical negligence matters.
Having qualified as a mediator in 2006 Zoey has now been involved in providing training across the UK as well as in overseas for organisations including the Bar Council and the Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) for over 7 years. She is also a Family Justice sitting on both Public and Private Children matters in the South West of England.
Prior to becoming a mediator Richard Bull served as a Police Officer for over 30 years.He has been trained to the very highest levels of police negotiation and spent many years dealing with high-risk and high-profile incidents of kidnap, hostage and crisis as well as matters relating to counter terrorism.
Richard was also involved in the selection and training of other negotiators. He has found that many of these skills lend themselves to being an effective and pragmatic mediator and is keen to use his experience as a trainer to assist others in developing and refining their skill set.
Tara-Lynn Poole is a pupil barrister at Normanton Chambers practising in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Employment and Regulatory Law. Tara-Lynn joined the Bar following a career in healthcare management consultancy in human resources, standard setting and policy implementation.
Tara worked with healthcare leaders, academics and charity CEOs on large organisational change projects involving whole workforces often in the face of adversity and navigating the complexity of large organisations such as universities and the NHS.