Consultant at Temple Heelis LLP in Kendal
Studied at Oxford University prior to qualifying as a solicitor in 1971. He has been in private practice throughout his career.
He worked as a solicitor on Chester until 1977 when he moved to Kendal.
He was been Senior Partner of his firm from 1989 until 2012.
He has always been a litigation specialist and has represented both Claimants and Defendants in the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence, building contracts, partnership and wills and probate.
ADR / Mediation experience
Trained with Clerksroom (218strand) and gained accreditation in 2009.
He has experienced mediations in the fields of partnership; construction contract; the “falling out” of brother and sister; service contract and wills and probate.
Roger, through his many years of experiencing “court door settlements”, believes that early settlement is always better. Rarely does either person or company involved in a dispute achieve a better result at trial than would have been achieved by earlier discussion or mediation. He sees that the “bottom line” is an obsession, and those in dispute ignore, at their peril, the advantages of bringing a dispute to an end so that they can get on with their lives, or their business. They under estimate the effect of that dispute on their business life, home life and general well-being.
The experienced and skilful mediator can facilitate an agreed solution for people in dispute which will satisfy them all.