Too often the public good and commercial interests fall foul of complex and costly disputes. Governments and the private sector at a national and international level, can end up bogged down in disagreements with little prospect of a quick resolution. This serves neither the public good nor good business.
Our three partners are, respectively, a former G20 Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, a leading conﬂict resolution mediator Jonathan Powell, and a leading English barrister, Ed Williams QC. We bring decades of experience of resolving the most intractable conﬂicts and disputes in the most unfavourable of circumstances. Our unique blend of skills and insight offers a new type of mediation which it is impossible to ﬁnd elsewhere.
"My time in politics taught me that delivering enduring and profound reform requires a combination of leadership, policy innovation and negotiation. Getting the big things done actually requires putting the political cudgels down and truly listening to each other in order to find out what everyone's bottom lines are and how a consensus can be achieved. My greatest joy in politics came from doing just that in order to find a pathway that brought big reform to life. I am strongly motivated to play a role in achieving the same kind of results for today's hard disputes."
"I spend my life trying to persuade governments and armed groups to resolve their conflicts through mediation rather than war, from Northern Ireland to Colombia to Afghanistan. I believe this model can also apply to complex conflicts involving governments and companies where politics, business interests and personality intersect. There is a better way of serving the public good and business interests than prolonged conflict through the courts and now post-Covid there is a chance to apply the model to the most difficult and long running disputes."
"Litigation will always have its place. Professionally I love the thrill of a good court room battle. But that also means I have seen first hand the stress, cost, uncertainty and lost opportunities that litigation can cause. That is why I firmly believe there is a better way of resolving certain disputes that will then allow the parties to focus on improving lives and generating prosperity. I love the idea of bringing together the skills of political leadership, diplomacy, conflict resolution and legal expertise to help solve people's problems."