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Testimonials

Browse Alistair’s superb feedback below. Click here to read what the Legal Directories say.

“Zoom mediation worked well”

“I would like to thank Alistair for conducting a mediation via Zoom. The process worked well and I would certainly consider it again going forward.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, April 2020

“An excellent mediator”

Partner representing one of the parties found Alistair to be an “excellent mediator” and added that the Zoom mediation “worked really well – much better than expected.”

April 2020

“The best in my view”

“Having tried a few Alistair still rates as the best in my view.

He is off-piste creative, has the knack of cutting his cloth to the particular case in front of him and manages to identify the pinch points quickly i.e. I have been to a lot of mediations where the mediator has one default mode and setting, and sometimes that default mode and setting does not suit or fit the dispute, the parties or indeed the overall environment.

I would also add that the clients were genuinely amazed that Alistair had (1) read all the papers and (2) had a working grasp of the relatively niche and complex business / marketplace that they were in.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, January 2019

“Alistair was brilliant”

“I thought Alistair was brilliant…It was a testing day and I know Alistair worked really hard to get where we got to.

I had heard good things about Alistair previously and now having used him I would recommend him and certainly try to secure him for my future mediations.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, December 2019

“Great skill and judgement”

“Without a doubt, a thoroughly decent person, with a great skill and judgement. I would not hesitate to work with Alistair in the future, we all really enjoyed his company and his ability as a Mediator is unquestionable in our eyes. We are grateful to Alistair.”

Client feedback from a mediation in November 2019

“Progressive settlement discussions promptly”

“Excellent.

Alistair very quickly identified the key individuals who should meet to discuss the issues in dispute. This led to progressive settlement discussions promptly, which is key in any mediation.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, September 2019

“Clear, concise and efficient”

“Alistair is very good at his job. He quickly understood the issues involved and the key to unlocking the dispute in hand. His communication is very clear, concise and efficient and I would not hesitate to instruct him again. Thank you for all your hard work.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, July 2019

“Well prepared. Succinct. Practical.”

“Excellent.
Well prepared. Succinct. Practical. Presented the process and positions well to client.
Plenary sessions well guided.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, March 2018

“Mediator was fantastic”

“Mediator was fantastic. Really read the situation and the parties well and came up with the best way to reach settlement.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, July 2017

“Monumental efforts”

Partner representing one of the parties thanked Alistair for his “monumental efforts”; said the dispute would not have settled without his input and they would have no hesitation in recommending him in future.

January 2017

“46 year complex case…I’m thrilled that it settled”

“Alistair’s skills as a mediator helped settle this dispute which had been rumbling for 46 years. It was a complex case with many holes in the evidence but I am thrilled that it settled.”

Solicitor representing one of the parties, 2016

“The appropriate method of mediation was used at all times”

“Very impressed with Mr Pye. He quickly got a good grasp of the issues but remained completely neutral throughout the whole process. This was a difficult and emotive matter and he reacted to that, ensuring that the appropriate method of mediation was used at all times”.

Partner representing one of the parties in an inheritance and property dispute, November 2015.

“Just what we needed”

“Excellent-dealt fairly and appropriately with a very complicated and fractious dispute and did a fantastic job in securing a settlement. He was just what we needed and, importantly secured the claimant’s trust”.

Associate representing one of the parties in an exceptionally complex, multi-party construction dispute, October 2015.

“An excellent approach…persuasive and straightforward”

“Alistair had an excellent approach towards my client and spoke persuasively and straightforwardly…We would certainly use him again”.

Partner representing one of the parties in a commercial dispute, September 2015.

“My go-to mediator”

“Alistair is my go-to mediator for all disputes”.

Solicitor representing one of the parties in a commercial dispute, September 2015.

Excellent approach…kept things moving”

“Excellent approach, kept things moving and I don’t think it would have resolved without the Mediator’s assistance”.

Partner representing one of the parties in a property dispute, August 2015.

“Very good at judging”

“Daunting boundary dispute with difficult personalities involved. Alistair was very good at judging when to advise parties to back off and when to give them a clear talking to”.

Partner representing one of the parties in a land dispute, April 2015.

“cuts to the chase…supportive but balanced input”

“Alistair is one of my favourite mediators because he always cuts to the chase as soon as possible. Discussions beforehand are always focused and constructive, but still challenging. On the day, my client attended with no legal adviser and said Alistair’s supportive but balanced input made the whole process so much easier. The outcome we achieved was way beyond what we had hoped for, and the other party was very happy too. Dialogue was re-established between the parties so hopefully any future issues can be nipped in the bud. Don’t you just love mediation?!”

Consultant representing one of the parties in an acrimonious neighbour dispute, December 2014.

“Mediating Heavyweight”

“Alistair Pye was calm, credible, friendly, focused and sufficiently assertive to get the deal done. Heavyweight…suitable for high value (£100k+) mediations where senior people are involved”.

Partner representing one of the parties in a high-value employment dispute, December 2014.

“Invaluable patience, perseverance and hard work”

“On behalf of the team here, our insured and insurer clients along with counsel, we wanted to drop you a line to thank you both for your patience, perseverance and hard work throughout the mediation process which was invaluable in achieving the settlement reached”.

Partner representing one of the parties in an exceptionally complex, multi-party, 3 day  mediation of an engineering dispute, November 2014.

“Top class performance”

“Alistair was excellent and triggered settlement and moved the parties by managing them well. Top class performance in a difficult dispute”.

Partner representing one of the parties in a commercial dispute, August 2014.

“Experience and tact”

“I would very much like to thank Alistair for his commitment, hard work, and the excellent result I think he achieved for everyone so far as I am concerned. It was not an easy mediation to have taken on given the number of parties and the initially entrenched positions taken – Alistair saw it through to the end – his experience and tact was clearly apparent to me and I am sure to everyone else. Thank you Alistair!”

Partner representing one of the parties in a highly sensitive mediation of a multi-party defamation dispute, June 2014.

“Excellent job”

“Approachable, commercial and involved. Did an excellent job.”

Partner commenting after mediation of an IP dispute, March 2014.

“Excellent as usual.”

Solicitor commenting after successful mediation of a commercial dispute, March 2014.

“Very impressive…firmly focused minds on the object of the exercise”

“Many thanks for your excellent work on Wednesday which I really do think motivated the finish line being crossed…I come across a number of mediators in different areas from time to time, and I have to say that I found your approach very impressive – not so much the order of events (plenary, one-on-ones, sealed bids etc) which tend to feature in many mediations, but the bits in between. We could all have spent all day regurgitating the last 10 years of history between the clients, but you were able to firmly focus minds on the object of the exercise – trying to get a deal cut.”

Principal of niche IP practice referring to the mediation of an IP/confidentiality dispute, February 2014.

“Fully on top of the facts and the legal issues”

“Alistair was extremely helpful, particularly in encouraging an atmosphere of “let’s cut to the chase” which avoided hours spent salami slicing offers back and forth. I would certainly use him again and have recommended him to my colleagues as he was fully on top of the facts (which were tortuous) and the legal issues.”

Associate of large commercial practice referring to the mediation of a professional negligence dispute, December 2013.

“Approachable, professional and effective”

“As always, Alistair was approachable, professional and effective.”

Partner of a London commercial property practice following successful mediation of a commercial property dispute, October 2013.

“Alistair Pye was excellent….”

Partner commenting on successful mediation of an inheritance dispute, October 2013.

“Good insight and understanding of the arguments at short notice”

“Excellent – calm, patient, good insight and understanding of the legal and practical arguments, the diffusing of high emotions and the egos of the too numerous lawyers involved. He had to read a great deal of paperwork on short notice.”

Partner of a Cardiff commercial practice commenting after successful mediation of a complex construction dispute, October 2013.

“Alistair Pye was great. Have used him twice this year.”

Partner of national commercial practice following successful mediation of a commercial dispute, September 2013.

“Alistair was excellent, and his help was much appreciated.”

Partner commenting following mediation of an employment dispute, June 2013.

“Proactive throughout”

“Alistair Pye was excellent. Proactive throughout and in the build up to the mediation. I would definitely use him again.”

 

Partner following successful mediation of inheritance dispute, May 2013.

“Excellent closure skills.”

Partner of commercial practice following mediation of a partnership dispute, March 2013.

 

“Alistair Pye is a magician”

“Alistair Pye is a magician: an intractable dispute, resolved, with smiles and handshakes. His decisions as to how the parties could begin – and maintain – a dialogue were pitch perfect.”

Barrister representing a party in an exceptionally acrimonious neighbour / harassment / property dispute, November 2012.

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