Our Advisory Board members have been chosen for their expertise and experience in the field of mediation and law. They have also been selected for their diversity, and represent members of the judiciary, legal community, academia and those associated with mediation provision and training.
Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Mance was called to the Bar in 1965. He became a QC in 1982 and a Bencher in 1989, becoming a Recorder in 1990. He was appointed High Court Judge (Queen's Bench Division) in 1993 and Lord Justice of Appeal in 1999. In 2005 he was appointed Lord Appeal in the Ordinary and raised to the Peerage as Baron Mance of Frognal. He has also served as Chairman of the Banking Appeals Tribunal (1992-93), Chairman of the Consultative Council of European Judges (2000), President of the British Insurance Law Association (2000-02), and Trustee of the European Law Academy (2003). Lord Mance is the Chair of the Advisory Board.
Sir Ian Johnston CBE, QPM, DL
Ian spent 44 years in the Police Service, including three years as an Assistant Chief Constable in Kent, seven years as an Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police (Met) and eight years as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP). Ian was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 1994, appointed a CBE in 2001 and knighted in 2009. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University.
District Judge William Jackson has been based at Canterbury County Court for the past 4 years. Whilst in private practice William gained significant experience of mediation and its effectiveness in resolving even the most intractable disputes. In June 2006 William chaired a committee that was responsible for the launch of the East Kent Mediation Scheme. This scheme was subsequently rolled out across the whole of Kent, and has recently been supplemented by the appointment of a small claims mediator for the county.
A retired solicitor, Henry worked as a civil, commercial and family mediator from 1985 to 2012, and has been reflected as a leading mediation specialist in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and elsewhere. Among his many achievements, Henry received the Danish Mediation Institute’s inaugural award for his work in developing mediation in Denmark, the Civil Mediation Council’s 2013 Lord Slynn Prize for developing mediation in the UK, and the International Academy of Mediators’ 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Douglas N. Frenkel is the Morris M. Shuster Practice Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and for 28 years served as the director of Penn’s nationally-renowned clinical education program. Specialising in alternative dispute resolution generally and mediation in particular, he founded and has led Penn’s Mediation Clinic – the nation’s first law school mediation clinic – for over twenty-five years.
Carol is Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia University New York. Carol has taught negotiation and mediation in Vietnam, Brazil, Israel and China and has designed and presented mediation training for a variety of groups across the world. Among her many roles, Carol is a member of the New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is also co-author of the book Mediating Bioethics Disputes: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions .
Peter is Senior Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at solicitors Furley Page LLP, a Top 200 law firm with its head office based in Canterbury. He has extensive experience of commercial dispute work in most types of forum including High Court and County Court together with alternatives such as arbitration and mediations. He is also a long standing Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). In addition to client work, Peter is actively involved in many business organisations including the board of Canterbury for Business (C4B), the Business Advisory Board (BAB) for Kent County Council and the Canterbury advisory group for Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.
Andy Grossman is Director of Dispute Resolution Services at The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). He has been a director of CEDR since 1999 and has been mediating and conducting neutral intervention work since 1995. Andy has also been a member of CEDR's training faculty for over ten years, and is responsible for providing guidance on ADR and developing model dispute resolution, conflict resolution and conflict management procedures both in the UK and Europe.