Robin Somerville - Commercial Mediator in London

Robin is a commercial mediator in London who helps businesses, directors and business owners settle commercial, company and board disputes in London and beyond.

It was over 10 years ago that Robin qualified as a commercial mediator. As a mediator, ombudsman and arbitrator he has helped settle over 50 commercial disputes.

Robin’s focus is on helping parties with problem solving and finding solutions to their disputes by consensus wherever possible. Doing so shortens disputes, allows directors, executives and owners to focus back on their businesses and work and stops or prevents significant legal costs and risk.

Businesses and commercial, shareholder, board, contract and employment disputes

Having previously set up, grown and sold three businesses Robin understands the commercial imperative behind the swift and successful resolution of disputes that can cause disruption to a business. Robin’s legal knowledge as a practising barrister, his knowledge and study of disputes resolution combined with his real life commercial expertise, provides unique benefits to clients helping them to settle or prevent their commercial, contract, shareholder employment, board and technology disputes.

Technology – Sector Expertise and Insight

With a commercial technology experience spanning both online and offline solution providers and distributors, Robin is highly experienced in this sector. Robin is able to assist parties who may be customers, suppliers and sub-contractors involved in online, IT or telecoms disputes or when relationships are in distress or have ended in dispute. 

An Adjudicator for Society for Computers and Law

Robin is an Adjudicator for Society for Computers and Law. He has given presentations on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and Online Courts to the Law Society of Scotland Legal Tech conference, to BACFI and the Arbitration Club, IT branch. Robin is a mediator and arbitrator for World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for technology and domain name disputes, is a member of Society for Computer and Law and a was a Chartered IT Professional of the British Computer Society (2014-17).

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