Paul Rose

Paul has 40 years experience in the valuation of commercial and residential property predominantly in the private and public sectors in the UK; but also in South Africa undertaking property asset management.

Paul has mediated cases involving boundary, easement and neighbourhood disputes, service charges both commercial and residential, landlord and tenant matters, valuations for easements, negligent surveys and valuations, misrepresentation and misdescription claims, construction contracts, commercial contracts and family child contact disputes.

Paul has also handled a wide variety of property disputes including rent reviews, lease renewals, valuation disputes, valuations for diminution in value, enfranchisement claims and service charge disputes for both residential and commercial property

Paul is a member of the RICS Neighbourhood Disputes pool. He holds senior mediator status and accepts complex cases with multiple parties and multiple issues from County Courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal. He is a member of the Civil Mediation Council.

Paul understands the cost of human and financial resources entailed in litigation. In seeking to help the parties avoid this, he believes in thorough preparation for any mediation, not only to understand the parties objectives and the background to the dispute but also as a means to facilitating problem solving on the day. Wherever possible, Paul will facilitate a commercially practical solution with a view to minimising the parties costs, time and effort.

As a mediator he quickly builds confidence and rapport with his friendly approach. In private with each party, he focuses on issues and uses his skills to unlock options and choices to assist the parties in their search for a settlement.

Paul is happy to accept mediation appointments in disputes in the following key areas:

  •  Contract and Tort
  • Landlord /Tenant - commercial and residential
  • Lease renewals
  • Construction/ Disrepair /Dilapidations
  • Easements/Right of Way
  • Neighbourhood/Nuisance/Trespass
  • Service Charges - commercial and residential
  • Negligent surveys and valuations
  • Misrepresentation and misdescription
  • Employment

Paul is married to a family law barrister and divides his time between the West End of London and Brighton. He enjoys theatre, cinema, and fortunately for his wife, cooking. Paul was a qualified pilot and is also a keen yachtsman. Paul is based in London and is very happy to travel. He is always negotiable on fees where required.

Feedback:

"It was a real master class in how to keep control of volatile people." - Observer September 2011

 "The mediator's unrelenting enthusiasm and empathy kept the participants engaged throughout the day whilst managing the advocates with applomb. Although the participants had a long history of emnity the mediator expertly guided them in the direction of a positive and creative resolution." - Observer September 2011

 " The Mediator understood not only the nature of the claim but the personality of all of the parties which enabled him to get a good grasp of the situation very early on in the mediation. My clients were very anxious about the mediation and their nerves were settled by the mediator quite quickly which allowed them to focus on matters. My clients were very grateful (as was I) for all the work that the mediator put in." - Woolliscrofts Solicitors July 2011

 "Highly confident, competent, personable and professional" - D.Ellis July 2011

 "Paul Rose was terrific, he helped achieve a fantastic result .. which I previously thought was impossible. His skills and experience as..a mediator.were more than obvious throughout the day and helped in some very difficult situations." - Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP Solicitors June 2011

 "The Mediator was polite and effective at breaking the ice and challenging the parties to promote a response toward accommodation." - Baynes-Reid June 2011

 "Paul, many thanks for your considerable efforts (including a fair amount of patience and stamina) in helping the parties reach that settlement. The fact that the parties and their families can now put this unfortunate dispute behind them is undoubtedly a great result." - Counsel April 2011

 "Paul was vital to the process of agreeing a settlement that ticked most of the client's boxes...it was in a constructive way, and resulted in the final deal being done." - Downs Solicitors LLP March 2011

 "Paul had good rapport with the the clients, and the lawyers, quickly identitifed the issues, had prepared well, and worked hard and effectively where required to get through the difficulties and sticking points" - Talbots Solicitors January 2011

 .."Mr Rose helped to rationalise and played a part in the positive response which was at the last minute ." - Painters Solicitors - January 2011

 "a calm, friendly style whilst nevertheless ensuring that the negotiations remained focussed and had momentum" - Counsel January 2011.

 "Got straight to the nub of the problem. A good pragmatic thinker. Achieved settlement when both sides legal representatives thought it was highly unlikely." - Counsel - December 2010

 "Paul was instrumental in bringing the dispute to a satisfactory conclusion. He intervened only when necessary and although provided encouragement from time time he gave the parties the space we needed to work things through. I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future." - Percy Short & Cuthbert - November 2010

 "My interaction with the Mediator was during the mediation process. Very quickly he was able to have both parties focusing on the major point of the dispute. He was also very good at retaining both parties focus on the major part of the dispute. He made each person feel that they had a contribution to make and to keep the dialogue going. I have no doubt that a final compromise was reached due to the Mediator's particular personality and manner in which he dealt with all parties. His input was fundamental in an agreeable solution being reached. I am sure this would not have happened if the matter had progressed to Court." - BTW Shiells - November 2010

 "The Mediator ably set the parties at ease in his opening remarks. I was also particularly impressed with his meticulous management of the inter party communications during the course of the day." - Counsel - October 2010

 "Both sides in this dispute were relieved that the matter was settled at the mediation and they did not incur further costs and stress in dealing with the case. Paul Rose, the mediator, was patient and gave the parties the opportunity to explain their positions but was also able to direct the parties towards finding a basis upon which the dispute could be brought to an end. Without Paul's influence the dispute would not have settled so the parties are pleased they decided to go to mediation with Clerksroom and Paul Rose at the helm." - Furley Page - October 2010

 "This was a very difficult matter with relations between the parties, hostile to say the least. It was a matter that lent itself to mediation but in which a settlement seemed unlikely given the entrenched and emotional positions adopted by the parties. Mr Rose expertly managed the situation, persevered and achieved a very positive outcome." - William Graham Law Ltd - October 2010

 "Paul assisted the parties achieve a settlement which appeared unattainable at the outset." - Lyons Davidson - October 2010

 "Although the parties did not reach a settlement, without the mediator's input and efforts, important issues emerged that would have otherwise not been considered by the parties. The mediator allowed the parties to think "outside the box" as it were. Very happy with his performance - Trinity LLP - October 2010

 "Paul's candour and diplomacy skills assisted the parties in reaching a commercial settlement and settling what would otherwise have resulted in disproportionate costs in legal proceedings for all involved" - Fenwick Elliott - September 2010

 "We found his friendly, facilitative style to be particularly helpful in assisting a settlement to be reached on the day, and would certainly consider using him again should an appropriate case arise" - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain - June 2010.