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The Subject

What ADR options are available when it comes to resolving disputes?

This session will explore ADR options with reference to:


  • Round Table Settlement Meeting

  • Mediation

  • Arbitration

  • Early Neutral Evaluation


The Speaker


Andrew Hannam, Mediator and Chairman of the Association of South West Mediators (ASWM)

Andrew’s mediation experience covers a wide range of topics including disputes on the following:

· Clinical negligence

· Personal Injury

· Professional Negligence

· Mental capacity issues

· Commercial/agency

· Contested probate

As current Chairman of the Association of South West Mediators (ASWM); individual member of the Civil Mediation Council and Clinical Negligence Panel Member with Trust Mediation, Andrew demonstrates his commitment to mediation as a valuable method of dispute resolution for the whole community.

Mediations in which Andrew has been involved include several highly emotional still birth claims and a very large two-day Group Action in which Andrew was the lead solicitor for a group of 176 vulnerable adults who had been subject to a wide range of abuse. The mediation identified a template that allowed a structured approach to the settlement of the cases which approach was acknowledged by the court in the approval hearing as novel and one that saved considerable cost and time.

Andrew maintains good working relations with local NHS Trusts and panel NHSLR firms reflecting an ability to work constructively with other parties in disputes. Andrew represents a local Community NHS Trust in Inquests which provides the opportunity to work with clinical staff which otherwise would not exist in a claimant dominated clinical negligence practice.

Andrew has regularly given training both within his firm and outside on mediation through his position with ASWM and with Trust Mediation. Excellent oral and written communication skills are part of his package used to help resolve disputes.

When not mediating, Andrew has been advising over a number of years in a wide range of clinical negligence actions, with complex and high value birth injury claims comprising the majority of Andrew's caseload over recent years. In addition Andrew has acted as lead solicitor in two very large and high profile Group Actions (Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust and Winterbourne View).

Memberships and accreditations

· Accredited Mediator with the ADR Group

· Accredited Mediator and individual member of the Civil Mediation Council

· Current Chairman of the Association of South West Mediators

· Clinical Negligence Panel member with Trust Mediation

· Member of Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

· Member of AvMA's Clinical Negligence Panel

· Past President of Bristol Medico-Legal Society

To Book


Please go to our Eventbrite page. This session is free to members of the Association of South West Mediators.  There is a £10 charge to non-members plus £1.37 Eventbrite fee.

Further dates for the Diary

14th September 2020 - Annual General Meeting

16th November 2020 Tamsin Hartley - Using Clean Language Questions to Create a Listening Space - Open to all

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Association of South West Mediators
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