Gregory Hunt is a leading independent mediator who brings a unique skillset having spent over 26 years working in alternative dispute resolution and on complex civil and commercial disputes.
He has mediated over 140 disputes and worked in over twenty jurisdictions including The UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, New York, Atlanta, Connecticut, Hong Kong and Tunisia.
Gregory’s expertise lies in business & consumer services, banking & finance, civil & commercial contracts, communications, construction, creative & media, employment & workplace, energy, insurance, legal services, leisure, transport & tourism, music, partnerships, personal injury & illness, product liability, professional negligence, property, shareholders, sports, wills & probate disputes.
He previously spent over thirteen years with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and its subsidiary IDRS Limited, where he was responsible for incorporating The City Disputes Panel which previously oversaw hundreds of mediations annually He also spent seven years at The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and two years with consumer dispute resolution bodies including Ombudsmen, where he held Executive Director roles.
Gregory is a Fellow of the Civil Mediation Council and he has trained over one hundred mediators globally. He is also accredited as a mediator by CEDR and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Gregory Hunt has mediated over 140 complex matters ranging from ‘no monetary value’ to £30 million and co-mediated disputes with a value of over £300 million.
He is a member of mediator panels at several institutions and on lists held by many national and international law firms used for sourcing mediators.
Gregory’s expertise lies in helping parties settle business disputes and he has worked across many sectors, including business & consumer services, banking & finance, civil & commercial contracts, communications, construction, creative & media, employment & workplace, energy, insurance, legal services, leisure, transport & tourism, music, partnerships, personal injury & illness, product liability, professional negligence, property, shareholders, sports, wills & probate disputes.
Gregory’s mediation style has been referred to as “relaxed but active”. Parties find him easy to get along with, but that does not mean he can’t be tough when required, especially around reality testing cases and developing offers and concessions with parties. He has had significant success mediating where strong personalities on either side have clashed, and where parties have initially been reluctant to sit round the table and negotiate. Gregory is a mediation specialist, he teaches mediation and this keeps him current and in line with innovations in the market. If you want a mediator who knows how mediation works best for all parties involved, then Gregory is the mediator for you.
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Gregory regularly speaks at conferences and events and is a mediator skills trainer who has worked on ADR projects across 22 different countries.
Mediator of the Year UK - Global Awards International Law & Finance - 2022
Commercial Disputes Mediation Expert of the Year UK - Lawyer International - Legal 100 - 2022
Commercial Disputes Mediation Expert of the Year UK - Corporate INTL - Global Awards - 2022
Commercial Disputes Mediation Expert of the Year UK - The Global 100 - 2022
“I appreciated the way he was able to convey his intuition as to whether proposals might or might not be acceptable to the other side"
"He strived to find common ground in the midst of entrenched positions. He was excellent."
"I thought he was very clear, well informed, level headed, pragmatic. I would use him again.”
"Very personable and kept everybody up to date without giving away confidentiality of other parties."
"...extremely professional and helped us reach a settlement on the day. Very flexible regarding time when we overran on the day."
"Very satisfied with Gregg's contribution on the day. He certainly assisted both parties in getting to a solution."
"...he was engaging and recognised we were dealing with some difficult characters...would use him again."
"I was impressed with the manner in which he dealt with the difficult issues involved in the case, and the large degree of hostility between the parties."
"Gregg was very good, very personable. He put the parties at ease. Very commercially oriented. Very impressed by his initial call explaining the process, managing expectations and gathering some information about the case."
"Not only did he approach the situation in a fair and professional manner, he also understood that this was a very stressful time for me, which made the whole process much easier."
Mediator of the Year UK- Global Awards International Law & Finance 2022
"extremely professional and helped us reach a settlement on the day."
"Very commercially oriented."