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News Alert: The Singapore Convention on Mediation came into force on 12 September 2020…

But what does that mean for those settling disputes in the UK…

Rebecca Attree M.A. (Cantab), Accredited Civil and Commercial and Workplace Mediator and Solicitor

I am an experienced mediator who specialises in helping parties resolve commercial and workplace disputes.

With over 35 years’ experience in assisting global businesses and individuals to resolve disputes and reach agreements, I am ranked as a Tier 3 Leading Mediator in Legal 500 UK 2021 (making me in the TOP 20 UK mediators) and am listed in Chambers & Partners 2020 Review of Mediators.

My main sectors of expertise are mediating commercial contracts, workplace disputes, aviation, property, construction and family office. I am fully accredited to mediate in the UK, the US, and online, and have considerable experience of international disputes.

Mediation is an excellent way to resolve disputes without the costs of going to court or arbitration or formal management procedures such as grievance or disciplinary processes.

To find out more about how I can help you as a mediator, please watch my video.

My free webinar Successfully Mediating Family Business Disputes is available to watch here

Upcoming Events

Enforcing Judgments, Arbitral Awards and Mediated Settlement Agreements Internationally post Brexit An IPOS Webinar 4 March at 11.00am. To book click +

So, you’ve got your Award, Judgment or Settlement Agreement but what now?  And how has the UK’s departure from the EU changed the enforcement landscape?

Join Rebecca Attree to learn about the options available to the successful party in obtaining redress.

For more information and to book click here 

"Meet the Experts" webinar on online advocacy for Association of Women Solicitors in conjuction with the Eve Appeal 4 March 6.30pm. To book click +

We are holding our ‘Meet the Experts- Part 2’ talk on 4 March 2021 at 6.30pm with Rebecca Attree.
This webinar is designed to introduce key skills, techniques and best practice for online advocacy.
Due to Covid-19 many of the courts and arbitration hearings are now online and are likely to remain so to some degree for the foreseeable future. This has led to a need for practitioners to upskill in online advocacy skills.

Further, mediations are now taking place online and so those representing clients at mediations are needing to embrace new skills as online mediation advocates. It is probable that even after the pandemic online mediations will remain a popular choice for dispute resolution.

During this webinar you will gain an overview of the key issues to consider to be an effective and persuasive online advocate.

This will enhance your ability to:

  • Prepare for an online hearing or mediation
  • Prepare your client or witness for an online hearing or mediation
  • Have an effective on- screen presence
  • Communicate effectively online; and
  • Work with others in your team remotely.

There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss and have your questions answered by the expert trainer.

Rebecca  Attree  is an Accredited Civil and Commercial and Workplace Mediator and solicitor.  She is ranked by the Legal 500 as one of the top 20 mediators in the U.K. She mediates in commercial contracts, workplace disputes aviation, property construction and family law.

The event is free, however we welcome any donations. In honour of Linda Davies, all proceeds go to the Eve Appeal who do incredible work to support women with gynae cancers.

To register for this interesting event, please do this via Eventbrite.

Drafting Commercial Contracts 11 March 2021. For more info click +

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Webinar 17 March 2021: Breathing Space in operation of contracts and litigation – changes to law and practice following Covid-19 and Brexit – a “perfect storm?” For more info click +

Breathing Space in operation of contracts and litigation – changes to law and practice following Covid-19 and Brexit – a “perfect storm?”

Webinar 17 March

Registration essential. To register click here  .

Event Objective

This webinar is designed to inform attendees how contract cases are being decided in the light of the pandemic. It will give an introduction to important steps taken by government in introducing legislation and at policy level to give businesses “breathing space” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will address in a nutshell issues of enforcement of judgements and mediated settlement agreements post Brexit.

Event Messaging

The webinar will look at:

  • questions of force majeure, frustration and unjust enrichment in the light of the pandemic;
  • The Business Interruption insurance case of FCA v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm);
  • The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (the Breathing Space Regulations). (Expected to come into force May 2021);
  • The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the relevant period) Regulations 2020;
  • Similar approaches internationally such as in Singapore and Italy;
  • the effect of the UK government’s policy of encouraging mediation and conciliation to resolve disputes;
  • the current status of The Brussels Regulation, The Lugano Convention, the Hague Convention and the Singapore Mediation Convention from a UK perspective.

This will enhance your ability to:

  • Give up the minute and timely advice to commercial clients in difficulties as a result of Covid-19;
  • Understand how commercial law and dispute resolution practice in the UK is changing;
  • Understand steps being taken globally to change the legal landscape following the pandemic; and
  • Advise on the current position regarding international enforcement of judgements and mediated settlement agreements from a UK perspective.

Business Contract Law 25th March and 27th May 2021. To book click +

For more information and to book see here.

How to Mediate Effectively Online and by Telephone Skills course 30 March 2021. To see more click +

For more information see here.

Tier 3 Leading Mediator Rebecca Attree is “a professional, efficient and very approachable mediator. She has an effective and adaptable approach, and is always prepared to keep up efforts to get the deal done”.
(Legal 500 2021).
Rebecca Attree of Attree & Co stands out to clients for her “very calm and assured” approach, and “great ability to encourage the parties to see the dispute from the other side’s point of view.”
(Chambers & Partners 2019).

“Goes about her mediation using her calm authority, good manners, skilful communication and excellent grasp of the issues to focus the minds of the parties to reach a settlement”.

(Legal 500 2019).

“She has got a very calming, quietly spoken but confident manner which puts her clients at ease”.

(Chambers & Partners 2018).

“A capable, commercial mediator, who is well regarded in the mediation fraternity”.

(Legal 500 2017).
“My thanks to you Rebecca for the mediation which I thought worked very well on Zoom”
SolicitorProperty and shareholder dispute.
“Hugely impressive…incisive, quick, and sees both the main point of an issue and the angles and implications”


Solicitor and Mediator
“Rebecca was outstanding.”
Head of ComplaintsMajor Trade Association

“Many thanks to you for all your help which was much appreciated. You should be at the UN.”


Partner and Head of Dispute ResolutionTop 500 Solicitors’ firm
“Rebecca was excellent and I would definitely use her again”
Solicitor to defendant and claimant in two actionsmulti-party corporate dispute
“Your approach was professional, yet informal.”
McKenzie FriendInheritance Act Claim