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Nick Pearson



Recognised in Chambers and The Legal 500 as a top City litigator, after practising for over 25 years in the Dispute Resolution field within the UK, in Hong Kong and globally, Nick was accredited as a mediator by CEDR in 2003. He retired as a partner and the Head of the Global Dispute Resolution practice at Baker & McKenzie (over 700 disputes lawyers in over 35 jurisdictions) at the end of 2006. He now pursues an independent mediation practice, and has already been recognised as a leading mediator in The Legal 500 Directory since 2007.

Nick has acted as lead mediator, co-mediator, assistant mediator, and party adviser both in the UK and abroad, in a wide range of mediations (including many multi party) specialising in corporate and commercial disputes, with particular experience in international disputes, trusts, probate, insolvency, professional negligence, partnership and shareholder disputes, contract, fraud and in the banking and corporate sectors. Amounts in dispute range from around £30,000 to £100 million.

Described as a calming but “politely forceful” mediator, Nick has considerable practical and commercial experience of problem solving for a wide range and background of parties.

  • Solicitor 1976-2010;

  • Partner Baker &McKenzie 1982-2006;

  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner 1993-2004;

  • Trained and  CEDR Accredited Mediator 2003 to date;

  • Member of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal - 2006 to 2010;

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Accountants' Joint Disciplinary Scheme -2006 to 2010;

  • Member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS);

  • Chairman, Vice Chairman and Committee Member of the Association of South West Mediators - 2009 to date


Nick is based in the South West near Bridport in Dorset. He also practices from London. 


Nick mediates commercial disputes regularly in a wide range of business and legal sectors. These include:

  • Corporate and Banking

  • Insolvency

  • Partnership/Shareholder  

  • Professional negligence 

  • Family/Trusts/Wills/Probate and Inheritance Act claims

  • Insurance

  • Contract and tort

  • Agency

  • Fraud

  • Property planning and construction

  • Employment and Workplace

  • International

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