Litigation is on no-one’s “bucket list”; it places demands on business and commerce and on the lives of those involved in it whether as parties or witnesses. My experience as both managing and senior partner of one of the UK’s leading litigation practices and one of the few (perhaps only) solicitors in the UK to be afforded the accolade of “senior statesman” by Chambers and Partners means that I can help. I have now been appointed to CEDR's panel of mediators and bring a unique set of skills and experience to the mediation market place.Read More
Meet TERRY RENOUF
Mediation offers broader solutions than litigation. As partner, managing and senior partner and latterly as consultant I bring, as a mediator, an unparalleled breadth of experience in not only dispute resolution but also the perspective that arises from the commercial challenges of running a business as CEO.
In 2005 I set up BLM's Policy Unit to initiate and respond to government led reforms offering wider pro-active solutions as well as reactive case handling. This broad overview of the problems affecting clients continued with responsibility to manage campaigns on specific policy issues for clients. This included extensive work on the Insurance Act 2015 culminating in the award of Insurance Law Firm of the Year.
My career has always involved broad and ongoing client contact that sought solutions that went beyond the immediate issues of the individual legal dispute. I offer this unique combination of skills and experience to assist with the resolution of your disputes.
Why? choose Renouf
It was good to talk to you this morning, and thank you for talking [my solicitor] and me through “Zoom” and the Mediation process. As a septuagenarian, with limited technological expertise, I found the session very helpful, and was surprised at how effective the medium is, despite having only an old, basic laptop. I am sure that, with your continued guidance, it will work very well [at the mediation].
Party to Successful online mediation
Terry's measured, practical and patient approach to mediation was of real assistance. In the space of only 3 hours the parties went from what seemed like poles apart to achieving a settlement in principal, in what was a complex commercial dispute. We are grateful for his efforts and the help he provided.
Solicitor to Party to Online Mediation
Terry acted as a mediator for our client. He was helpful, calm and friendly. He identified the key points on which they parties were able to make progress and assisted them to reach a settlement on the day.
legal aDVISOR TO PARTY
Your work was impeccable.
Solicitor to Party (online mediation)
Legal Advisor to party
Terry brings a unique blend of deep legal knowledge combined with a very pragmatic approach to helping parties achieve a settlement - all combined with a sense of confident calmness and lightness but certainty of touch that can ease the path through more challenging areas of any dispute.
CA, COO and investor in green energy sector, 2017
Over a period of years I have seen and worked with Terry where he has identified a complex problem, brought opposing parties together and persuaded them to take an holistic view of the issue ultimately achieving a lasting solution to the mutual benefit of all those involved. I am confident that those skills will benefit those who instruct him as a mediator.
I have worked with and taught many lawyers and Terry is one of the very few who have the skills, patience and determination to find solutions for the seemingly intractable disputes that go to mediation
PK, Professor of Law, University of London
Terry led his firm’s submissions to the Law Commission on insurance law reform and in subsequently explaining and preparing clients for the new law. He brought many of the skills of the mediator to that work, identifying areas where brokers, insurers and policyholders either agreed or disagreed. He at all times provided a clear understanding of the underlying themes and principles of the legislation and enabled clients to find solutions to issues generated by the new Act.
David hertzell, law commissioner 2006 - 2014
Once again I can’t thank you enough for your sympathy and sympathetic way in which you have dealt with the matter. It was refreshing for me to talk about it to someone neutral.
Party to successful mediation