Partner at Appleby accredited mediator

Attorney Jeremy Walton, partner at Appleby Spurling Hunter, has been accredited by ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd as a trained civil and commercial mediator.

Mr. Walton received the accreditation after successfully completing an intensive training course with the Sitt Feld Handy Group of Canada, according to a press release from ASH.

ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd is the UK arm of ADR Chambers International, a world-class alternative dispute resolution group that has successfully settled tens of thousands of cases around the globe, from Canada to Hong Kong, over the last decade.

ADR Chambers operates a specialist panel of leading lawyers who are trained as mediators, arbitrators or neutral evaluators, and are dedicated to specific areas of law where they help parties resolve disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

In conducting mediation on behalf of any client, Mr. Walton will apply the ethics and standards set out in the EU Model Code of Conduct for Mediators. His area of specialty is civil and commercial mediation, a natural complement to his practice at Appleby where he heads the Cayman office’s commercial litigation team.

Andrew Bolton, partner who heads up the litigation practice group commented, ‘This certification adds a further dimension to the services we offer our clients. In many cases mediation may prove to be a better alternative to litigation, enabling parties to reach agreements and also to preserve working relationships at the same time.’

Mr. Walton is currently working to arrange a training course in Cayman, to increase awareness of mediation generally and to enable other practitioners to become accredited.