Tony Allen

Tony Allen is probably the UK’s best-known mediator specialising in clinical negligence disputes and has been recognised as such by legal directories since mediators were first rated. He practised as a solicitor in Sussex for over 30 years and was accredited by CEDR in 1996. In 2000, he joined CEDR as a full-time Director and mediator, and also training mediators for CEDR in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Since 2011 he has been a self-employed mediator and trainer and is a member of CEDR Chambers. He has mediated throughout the UK (including Scotland), and in Ireland and South Africa. 

He is also recognised as an authority on the law relating to civil mediation, and lectures to a number of university law faculties, the judiciary and other legal organisations on this topic. He was a member of the Civil Justice Council Working Party on ADR and Civil Justice. The second edition of his book Mediation Law and Civil Practice and also his new book Mediating clinical claims were published by Bloomsbury Professional in 2018. He is a co-author of The ADR Practice Guide: Commercial Dispute Resolution. He regularly writes articles for the CEDR website.  

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