Multi-jurisdictional mediation for Paul Kirtley

October 9, 2020

Paul Kirtley from Exchange Chambers has further developed his multi-jurisdictional mediation practice with the successful resolution of a high value maritime personal injury claim.

The claimant, an EU national, was a marine engineer who suffered life-changing injuries on board a yacht sailing under a Guernsey flag, with a UK master.

The mediation involved complex evidence and negotiations with a range of maritime experts and lawyers before settlement was reached.

Due to the multi-jurisdictional nature of the case, plus current Covid-19 restrictions, the mediation was conducted remotely.

The multi-jurisdictional aspect of Paul Kirtley’s mediation practice, in which he specialises in helping the parties reach a solution in cases involving intractable issues, has resulted in a number of instructions in recent months.

Earlier this year, the accredited Civil and Commercial and Workplace Mediator, successfully mediated a high value professional negligence case with parties from Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man taking part remotely.  Paul Kirtley also successfully mediated a high value personal injury claim with eight parties from around the UK and the Isle of Man participating remotely.

All mediations were facilitated by Exchange Chambers’ in-house IT department, which is well-versed in delivering remote hearings across all technology platforms.