About Me

Peter Higgins

CEDR Accredited Mediator since November 2017
Appointed to CEDR’s UK Panel March 2019

Peter is an excellent commercial mediator and has successfully mediated several five-figure to seven-figure bet disputes, jurisdictional disputes and social responsibility disputes between leading International Betting Brands and private clients.

Retained by IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication service) as their recommended mediator of choice.

Peter has a unique style that’s lends itself to managing various mixes of personalities and characters including ‘challenging’ individuals. Ranging from private company owners, corporate CEO’s, corporate chairpersons, private company or corporate management and individuals in the media spotlight who require great discretion.

Although Peter is comfortable managing any commercial dispute his niche area of expertise is within the internet and retail gambling sector. He has settled several private client and betting operator disputes covering a range of topic areas. He has a good understanding of the UK Gambling Commission licence conditions and requirements as well as an understanding of both a client’s phycology and an operator’s business model.

He has successfully concluded several commercial mediations to date and has an energy and style that is focussed on ensuring parties are listened to and ultimately work towards reaching an agreement.

He has a natural intuitive ability to understand what each party is feeling and why they are positioned where they are. He possesses a strong commercial sense of what is required to reach a settlement.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

“Peter had an excellent understanding of the key issues. His persona and commercial approach significantly contributed to both parties ultimately reaching an agreed settlement.”

- James Atton, Partner, Mackrell Solicitors.  

“Peter’s extensive industry knowledge and experience, and his practical approach to mediation, guided the parties to a successful outcome.”

-QC

"Peter was absolutely fantastic in his role as mediator. He managed the process between both parties expertly and worked really hard to get this claim settled. He deserves a massive amount of credit."

-Charlie Logue Paddy Power Betfair Legal Council

“I was very impressed with Peter’s commitment to achieving a settlement. He kept the parties focused and maintained momentum whenever they were drifting apart. I will certainly be recommending his services in the future.”

Mark Stephens, Barrister, Legal 500

"Peter has an ability to understand the dynamics and interests of the various parties and looks not only at the moving parts between those involved but also at a structured way forward to find potential settlement areas that were not even considered previously"

Tara Brady Senior Managing Director, Financial Services, Accenture

"Peter has shown patience and insight, delivered in a calm manner when his assistance has been sought"

-Professor Chris Brady Director of the Centre for Sports Business, Salford University

"In my dealings with Peter his clarity and clear thinking has helped me with a number of career decisions. He is excellent at seeing avenues for progress that are often closed off to others."

Sam Matterface ITV & TALKSport commentator

"Peters personable style and diligent manner enables parties of varying dynamics to trust him & move forwards in reaching an agreement". He also brings a creative approach to helping clients reach resolutions"

Mark Blandford - Company Director

"Peter is inventive and persistent in creating possible strategies"

Jaswant Deol - Sports Director Betway

“I’d like to thank you for facilitating a successful conclusion; perhaps your initials should stand for ‘personable and helpful’. Or maybe ‘pragmatic and hortative’! Your relaxed demeanour and grasp of the issues in the case was also an important factor in enabling us to reach a settlement"

Mark Owen. Betfred Legal counsel