Roger is married with 3 children (aged 26, 24 and 24 – yes twins), who test his mediation skills to the limit. He enjoys playing and watching football, cycling, golf, running (after his children), driving (his children around), travel (with or without children), theatre (especially non-domestic drama) and good food (now frequently cooked by his children – what a treat).
An experienced specialist in property and commercial law, Roger has a reputation for successful outcomes in cases across a diverse range of areas. As a transactional property Solicitor he can call on his wealth of experience to help resolve issues.
Calm, patient and confident, Roger believes that even the most intractable disputes can be settled, given the right will from the participants and the skill and guidance of the mediator.
He has a real passion for helping people find solutions to commercial problems that they can’t resolve on their own. He is a natural conciliator who enjoys bringing people together.
Roger is fascinated by what makes people tick. Understanding how they have got to this place in their lives and how he can help them resolve their dispute and move on. During the mediation his encouragement and focus never waivers from the goal of settlement, resulting in a settlement rate that is well above the national average.
“Roger was excellent and we are pleased we chose an experienced property lawyer as this certainly gave me and my clients the confidence of knowing that he was on top of his briefing papers and the law.”
“He adopted a commercial approach rather than being bogged down in peripheral issues”
“Good overall manner: good communication skills”
“When difficulties arose towards the end of the scheduled session, Roger calmly and patiently continued to go to and fro between the parties’ houses for a further three hours, without putting anyone under any time pressure, until a settlement was reached and the loose ends tied up. The confidence he conveyed that a resolution was possible went a long way towards achieving this outcome.”
“Roger is both very professional and personable. He really gets to the core of the situation, is very thorough and ultimately strives for a beneficial solution by using his expertise. I would highly recommend Roger for anyone in need of his services”.
“An extremely practical approach. A willingness to understand the issues and think ‘outside of the box’ to try and find a solution.”