[The mediator] could not have done more to diffuse the situation between the parties and explore a settlement.

Adam Gersch

Managing Director

LLB (Hons.) Barrister, CEDR Accredited Mediator

Adam is a criminal barrister. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a law degree and was called to the Bar in 1993 by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

His day-to-day role as Managing Director involves core business oversight including strategy and direction as well as maintaining Global Mediation’s reputation as a class-leading service provider.

Adam has presented cases in courts and tribunals throughout the UK and overseas, including the US District Court in Palm Beach; Washington DC, the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the US Supreme Court and he continues to practise criminal law.

Adam became a CEDR Accredited mediator in 1999 before founding Global Mediation and his experience is extensive and varied. He has participated in mediations in both the UK and the US and has acted variously as mediator, legal advisor, case manager and party and was involved in assisting with the set up of dispute resolution systems, including advising key Government of Ireland officials.

“Mediation is positive, not destructive. It provides certainty for the parties and avoids the risk of catastrophic failure in litigation. It saves time, money and stress associated with prolonged disputes and leaves the parties with an outcome they can manage”

  • Lectured on Human Rights and Criminal Law for the Open University College of Law
  • Taught Advocacy at the BPP Bar Vocational Course
  • External Examiner for Criminal Procedure at the BPP QLT Course
  • Trains mediators and non-mediators on conflict management and resolution

Adam is widely published, including ‘Resolving disagreement in Special Educational Needs: A practical guide to conciliation and mediation’ RoutledgeFalmer, 2003; ‘A Defence Perspective on Obtaining Foreign Evidence’ [2001] 3 Archbold News 4; ‘How to prepare and present a mediation’ In Brief Magazine, Sept. 2000 and ‘The Child Witness Pack, Educational Psychology in Practice’, July 1999.