Who’s Who Legal have released their Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation 2014, featuring Brick Court Mediators Tony Willis, William Wood QC, Stephen Ruttle QC, Geoff Sharp, and John Sturrock QC.
From the list of 298, the top 10 commercial mediators in the world are also identified, and again remarkably this includes four from Brick Court, Tony Willis, William Wood QC, Stephen Ruttle QC, and Geoff Sharp.
Who’s Who described the quintet saying:
“Several members of the UK Bar stand out for the quality of their mediation practices, and Brick Court Chambers is home to some of the most highly rated practitioners in the world. Tony Willis is “part of the aristocracy” and a “premier league mediator”. Former managing partner of Clifford Chance, he is a three-time winner of our Mediator of the Year Award and has conducted more than a thousand mediations in relation to areas such as professional negligence, boardroom disputes, construction and insurance for clients such as corporates, individuals, government departments and regulators. William Wood QC is said to be “at the top of his game, absolutely superb”. Interviewees say he is “always well prepared, and inspires the confidence of solicitors and clients alike.” Stephen Ruttle QC is “first-rate” and has successfully mediated many hundreds of disputes, some of which involve billions of pounds. Clients would go to Geoff Sharp “10 times out of 10”. A door tenant at Brick Court, he has conducted over a thousand mediations in New Zealand and worldwide, and is one of the most highly rated individuals on our international research. John Sturrock QC of Core Solutions Group in Edinburgh was also announced as a Brick Court door tenant in May 2013, and is “internationally recognised as a major player in this area”.”
The full listing is here.