Mark Whittell - Mediator

Mark is a solicitor with more than 25 years of experience, specialising in banking, insolvency, professional negligence and partnership matters (within the medical, dentistry, accountancy, legal and architect professions).

He is currently a Litigation Partner in a boutique corporate law firm with offices in Manchester and London. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and a member of the CEDR Panel of Mediators. He has an accreditation as a workplace mediator and has recently added an accreditation as a matrimonial mediator.

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MARK WHITTELL

Partner Commercial Litigator at Gunnercooke, Manchester

Professional background

Current:

Partner at national corporate law firm Gunnercooke, based in Manchester and London.

An experienced commercial litigator who specialises in partnership disputes, banking and insolvency matter, commercial disputes and compliance/professional negligence.

Previous:

1977-1979: Management trainee/buying auditor, Pirelli

1980-1982: Articles clerk, J & W H Sale & Co., Derby

1982-1984: Assistant solicitor, Glass Bagshawe Miller & Co., Sheffield

1984-1986: Assistant solicitor, G W Towell & Co., Wakefield / Barnsley

1986 to 2013: Partner at Cobbetts LLP , Manchester / Leeds / Birmingham

ADR / Mediation experience

Accredited by CEDR in 2000, Mark is also an ADR panel mediator, both as a commercial mediator and workplace mediator. He recently received a matrimonial accreditation. Not only has Mark conducted mediations in a wide range of areas, he has also been lead negotiator on numerous occasions for his own clients and, therefore, fully appreciates the needs of the parties. He describes mediation as a major tool in his armoury to settle his own cases. He practises what he preaches. His areas of expertise include:

Partnership (all professions) and shareholder disputes

Breach of contract claims / commercial disputes

Insolvency litigation

Franchise disputes

Compliance / professional negligence claims

Workplace disputes

Matrimonial (ancillary relief)

Other information

Mark is described in the 2006 edition of “Chambers” as “dynamic and moves a case forward. He’s a lateral thinker”. The 2012 edition of “Legal 500” says that he “is committed and develops great depth of knowledge of a case.”

Mark has more than 25 years’ experience as a litigator and acts for a number of regional, national and multi-national companies. He has a wide experience not only of the law, but also of the commercial realities that companies face concerning the impact of litigation.

Further detailed information available on request.

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