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The Resolution Experts

Winsby Leyburn’s team of professionals holds a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Whether they’re mediating a dispute between neighbours or resolving issues among corporate giants, our experts ensure a successful, fast, and worry free resolution.

Nigel Chapman, Founder

An accredited mediator and solicitor who serves in the Association of Midland Mediators and the Civil Mediation Council, Nigel Chapman’s career began in 1982 as an assistant solicitor for RS Bull and Co., close to William Shakespeare’s birthplace in Warwickshire. Until recently, Chapman acted as Civil Servant lawyer-manager for HM Government.

Throughout his career, Chapman’s passions have been “outside the box” problem solving, interfaith issues, and equality and diversity, all with a firm belief in deploying different mediation methods at varying stages to avert failure and prevent impasse.

Laurence Chapman, Director and Assistant Mediator

A fully qualified, accredited, and registered mediator, Laurence Chapman specialises in matters relating to commerce and ICT solutions. He is a student of law at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester with a background in information technology, internet based marketplace, and social media.

Mike Fleetham, Learning Designer & ILM Qualified Executive Coach

A learning and thinking consultant, ILM qualified executive coach, and author, Mike Fleetham uses his interdisciplinary skills to support professionals in making their work more effective, more relevant and more enjoyable. He’s particularly adept at executive level coaching and mentoring, organisational coaching, training for creative and critical thinking, as well as training for effective problem solving and video coaching for improved public speaking and/or appearances.

Since 2001, he has been managing director of Thinking Classroom, an organisation that supports teachers, learners and leaders around the UK and abroad to accelerate their performance and have greater impact.

Bethany Clifford, Executive Assistant

With a speciality in financial services and accountancy, executive assistant Bethany Clifford offers her invaluable knowledge in all matters related to taxation and other fiduciary mediations. She also supports the contractual and commercial disputes.

Bethany has worked for one of the largest accountant and financial advisors in the English Midlands and is currently engaged in projects within the Business and Law school at Leicester’s De Montfort University.

Mukesh Basra, Senior Consultant

A highly experienced solicitor with excellent qualifications and an exceptional performance record in the field of mediation, Mukesh Basra holds a Master of Laws in Advanced Litigation and Dispute Resolution from Nottingham Trent University. Adept at civil and commercial litigation, as well, Basra draws on his considerable expertise to settle discords as swiftly and amicably as possible.

When not helping bring people together, Basra enjoys renovating properties throughout Leicestershire.

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