MEET ALISTAIR PYE FCIArb
A highly experienced full-time Lawyer-Neutral with a mediation settlement rate of 90%, Alistair Pye is consistently recognised by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners UK, and Who’s Who Legal as a leading mediator. His straight-talking, imaginative style has led to resolution across all types of civil and commercial disputes, from modest claims to complex multi-party cases of up to £100 million in value.
MEDIATION STYLE AND APPROACH
Alistair is known for his relaxed, approachable manner alongside a depth of experience honed over 30 years as a litigation lawyer (originally a solicitor advocate and barrister) at the highest levels. These attributes, combined with meticulous preparation, enable him to win the trust and confidence of the participants right from the start of the mediation process.
As a skilled negotiator, Alistair understands the psychology of conflict, and of its resolution, and is quickly able to identify both barriers to and opportunities for advancing the negotiation. Once the framework of the dispute has been digested and understood in the opening sessions, for Alistair the process then becomes almost intuitive.
Never afraid to reality test through tough probing questions, whilst remaining tuned in to the sensitivities of the participants, Alistair is able to offer the participants a new perspective on their dispute which is focused firmly on their wider interests. He is highly adaptable in his approach, based on the dynamics at play in each room, and participants appreciate his straight talking and tenacity.
If there is no settlement on the day, Alistair is always keen to continue working with the participants over the days following the mediation, so that the momentum towards settlement is not lost and resolution achieved.
Read Alistair’s testimonials here.
WHY CHOOSE ALISTAIR AS YOUR MEDIATOR?
- Renowned for his professionalism
- Extensive experience at a senior level
- Wide-ranging legal practice
- Personable, direct and tenacious
- Available to work anywhere
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Alistair mediates all types of civil and commercial dispute, including:
Banking and financial services
Company and shareholder disputes
Construction and engineering
Duress and undue influence
Fraud, deceit and conversion
Inheritance and probate
Insurance (including coverage)
IT and software disputes
Land and property claims (all types)
Landlord and tenant
Pensions and life insurance
Professional liability (all professions)
Public Law disputes
Restitution and unjust enrichment
Trespass and nuisance
“While my approach to mediation is mainly facilitative, I do not shy away from reality-testing and tough questions. I believe that a mediator trades on his integrity and honesty in encouraging disputants to explore their real interests, as distinct from their legal positions.”