My family had been embroiled in traumatic litigation for nearly a year before a pre-trial mediation was arranged.


Global Mediation has mediated in a number of education cases. Examples include –

  • Dispute over the speech therapy provision by a Local Authority
  • Exclusion and bullying issues involving a parent who had been restrained by a court order
  • Devised and set up SEN Mediation scheme for 22 Local Authorities
  • Dispute between employee and line manager which led to the resignation of the employee
    Breakdown in communication between two senior department heads and a junior employee
  • Claim for compensation for injuries sustained by a pupil against the local authority
  • A claim against a government agency for wrongful arrest, unlawful detention and malicious prosecution
  • Dispute between a family and a local authority

For more information on Global Mediation’s education mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.

Mediators that specialise in Education

Adam Gersch

Managing Director

Adam is Global Mediation\'s MD as well as Head of Argent Law Mediation Team. A criminal barrister, he established Global Mediation in 2001 and his ability to manage complex cases coupled with his personable approach, creativity and lateral thought processes is both respected and sought-after.

Charles Horn


With an outstanding settlement rate of over 90% from more than 500 mediations, Charles is an advanced negotiation expert with multi-faceted mediation experience. Rather than evaluative or directive, his style is holistically reactive to the needs of the parties and their interactions with others.

Cheryl Turner


Cheryl is a highly experienced mediator with a transformational approach. She uses her skills to help parties in dispute to see the issues each side is facing as well as the emotional, financial or practical options available to them and then guides them towards a mutually acceptable settlement.

Jane Gunn


An internationally regarded mediator, Jane has a natural affinity with users of mediation and provides valuable insight and wisdom into how to identify and manage conflict before it escalates. She tests parties? positions using diplomacy skills and reality checking as encouragement to settle.

Jeremy Connell


Jeremy successfully manages the mediation process through a combination of acute listening and subtle yet effective intervention. He has an ability to quickly establish a constructive rapport with both parties in dispute through building trust and an unwavering commitment to dispute resolution.

Jim Campbell


An elected City Councillor, Jim has an ability to adapt his style dependent on the type of dispute he is mediating. He takes a carefully focused approach and uses his skills to diffuse often emotionally charged disagreements so that both parties can explore all possible solutions to their dispute.

Linda Laurance


A previous director of Global Mediation, Linda skilfully assists both parties to identify the deep-lying issues of each dispute, to identify the common ground and to achieve an agreeable and sustainable resolution. She is very adaptable and has an outstanding track-record of successful mediations.

Sally Ruthen


With legal and psychological experience, Sally is a reputable and successful mediator who approaches each case with versatility and confidence. She quickly appreciates the issues, needs and interests of both parties and projects a positive outlook enabling them to settle their disputes fairly.

Sally Thompson


Sally is a practising barrister who is highly coveted for her ability to achieve creative settlements in the most challenging of cases. Her approach is flexible and tailored to the individual requirements of each mediation and she looks for principled solutions to move towards a lasting resolution.