Steven Fennell

Call 2014

fennell@exchangechambers.co.uk

“His background as a solicitor means he is able to understand our aims and goals when dealing with insolvency litigation."

The Legal 500, 2021
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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Steven specialises in commercial, financial and insolvency litigation and professional negligence and regulatory matters for the legal and accountancy professions.

Steven qualified as a solicitor in 1996, as an insolvency practitioner in 1999, and a solicitor advocate in 2013, before transferring to the Bar in 2014. He became a CEDR-accredited mediator in 2012.

Steven is happy to accept instructions to act as a mediator in relation to insolvency, commercial or professional negligence disputes.  His ability to see both sides of an issue has proven invaluable when building his alternative dispute resolution practice.  Steven’s calm and pragmatic approach helps to cut through the complexities of an issue to enable the parties to focus on the issues which really matter and to explore possibilities for settlement.  Steven’s style involves building a good rapport with the legal advisors on both sides, recognising that solicitors and counsel for one of the parties will look to the mediator to help them to help their client.

Steven has experience of remote mediation post-Covid 19, as a mediator and as an advocate.  He takes the approach that remote mediation can have a very different dynamic from a traditional in-person mediation and tries to find practical ways to make that changed dynamic work in favour of all participants.