Mediator Paul Johnson named in Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for third successive year

October 16, 2020

The Legal 500 has named Paul Johnson from Exchange Chambers in its Hall of Fame for the third successive year.

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, practitioners who are at the pinnacle of the profession.

Describing Paul Johnson’s mediation practice, the Legal 500 says he is “excellent at gaining the trust of all parties and very pragmatic and empathetic, which helps see where the settlement is likely to lie and encourage all parties towards it.”

It adds: “Representative work includes disputes involving commercial matters and employment, professional negligence, probate and landlord and tenant issues, along with financial services, banking, construction and sport-related disputes.”

Paul Johnson is one of the leading mediators in the UK.   During the Covid-19 pandemic, he has saved companies millions of pounds in costs through a series of remote mediations.

A former solicitor/partner who transferred to the Bar to focus solely on mediating disputes Paul has a wealth of experience in a wide range of areas, having mediated in over 800 disputes. During his time as a solicitor and partner in a major North West firm, he was ranked by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, as a Leading Lawyer for both Commercial Litigation and Corporate Recovery and Insolvency. Since being called to the bar, he has been listed as a Leading Mediator in Chambers, in the said directories, since 2008, and is presently ranked as one of the top barrister mediators in the UK.

Paul endeavours to create a confidential and focused environment for parties to reflect on the issues and consider how they could agree on a solution that will work for everyone. He has helped many litigants achieve settlements that have enabled them to progress from the dispute, both personally and professionally.