Annual Conference – Overcoming and enforcing restrictive covenants

 

Mediation Experience

Gary is a full-time property mediator and has extensive experience, both as a barrister and as a mediator, in landlord and tenant disputes (commercial and residential) and disputes involving boundaries, rights of way and other easements, restrictive covenants, property joint ventures, co- ownership and other areas of property law. He also has a great deal of experience in family disputes having mediated many cases between parents and children, siblings, separating couples and divorcing partners. Much of this work has related to the dissolution of family businesses, co-ownership, inheritance and administration of estates.

Mediation Style

Gary’s style is relaxed, friendly and empathetic. He calms things down and listens carefully so as to understand what the parties really want and need and to extract those interests from the various matters that get encrusted onto disputes. He focuses on solutions and steers the parties in that direction from an early stage in the mediation. He is exceedingly patient but will speak plainly when required. His background in property law allows him quickly to grasp any technical issues, reality test where necessary, suggest possible solutions and to help with the practical matters that arise during drafting. Except in limited circumstances he is not the sort of mediator who goes on late into the night.

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