Phil Hesketh - Mediator

Phil was accredited by ADR in 2006, and became a full time mediator in 2008. He is a specialist contentious probate mediator, dealing with trust disputes, will challenges and claims under TOLATA. He also has considerable mediation experience in high value, multi-party personal injury and clinical negligence claims. 

Before becoming a full time mediator Phil was an experienced litigator who specialised in general commercial litigation, employers’ liability and industrial disease claims. 

Please see below for Phil's full profile...


PHILIP HESKETH

Mediator 

Professional background 

Current: 

Mediator, at Hesketh Mediation based in Lytham St Annes.

Mediator, at Trust Mediation Limited based in London 

Mediator, at Expedite Resolution Limited based in London

Mediator at Clerksroom

Independent Secretary to the Association of British Insurers GTA Technical Committee (Credit Hire).

Previous: 

Solicitor, Thompsons Solicitors, Liverpool/Manchester 

Solicitor, Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors, Manchester

Solicitor, Clerkson Hirst Solicitors, Lancaster

An experienced litigator who specialised in general commercial litigation, employers’ liability and industrial disease claims 

  • Contentious wills and probate including challenges to will validity, promissory estoppel and Inheritance Act claims;
  • TOLATA disputes; 
  • Catastrophic personal Injury and clinical negligence claims often with multiple defendants; 
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes; 
  • Professional negligence; 
  • Boundary and rights of way; 
  • Landlord and tenant including residential and commercial disputes; 
  • Residential and commercial building and construction disputes; 
  • International copyright; 
  • Employment (including employer and employee claims and inter-employee disputes);
  • Injunctions and harassment; 
  • Debt and insolvency; 
  • Housing disrepair.

Other information 

Phil has written extensively on mediation appearing in amongst others, APIL’s PI Focus, Local Government Lawyer, Association of HM District Judges Law Bulletin, Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal, ACLD Costs Lawyer Magazine, The Law Society’s Resolution and Butterworth’s Personal Injury Law Newsletter.

Phil isthe Independent Secretary to the Association of British Insurers GTA Technical Committee (Credit Hire).

Phil is also a volunteer Restorative Justice Practitioner with Lancashire Constabulary.

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