About Me

Peter Higgins

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

Peter is a full-time commercial mediator who has settled workplace and commercial disputes from points of principle to sums involving millions. He us CEDR accredited, a member of the CEDR UK Panel and a CMC registered mediator. Since 2017 Peter has mediated a broad range of commercial disputes reflecting his broad experience as a CEO, MD and Commercial Director in corporate SMB business. Peter has an energy and style that is focussed on ensuring parties are listened to and ultimately work towards reaching an agreement. He understands the landscape, pitfalls and consequences of parties proceeding to expensive, time consuming and impersonal litigation. He has a natural intuitive ability to understand the key issues, the position of each party and why they are positioned where they are. He possesses an excellent commercial sense of what is required to reach a settlement. He will carefully challenge parties to ensure their ‘positions’ are reality checked this enabling honest risk assessments as opposed to over-confident. He enables both parties to look at the position from the other side. The experience has been gained following a varied international career working as a General Manager and Commercial Director for large internet betting companies and running his own betting business. All roles required leadership, commercial acumen along with communication and diplomacy skills for both work and external clients. CEDR Accreditation: 2017 CEDR Panel 2019 Languages: Location: English, Spanish (entry) United Kingdom “ Peter’s extensive industry knowledge and his experience, and his practical approach to mediation, guided the parties to a successful outcome” Client Feedback 2 Peter is a true Commercial Mediator and has a high Settlement Agreement rate supported by a number of positive testimonials from mediation parties and their legal representatives.

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