Paul has been training mediators for over 15 years, and is now one of the most experienced and skilled mediation trainers in the UK. He devised and created the highly acclaimed Mediation Skills Course at Regent's University London. Having designed the format and written all the course materials for the course, Paul has been the Mediation Course Leader at Regent's since 1999. He now conducts training both in the UK and abroad, from the following institutions.
Regent's University London
The School of Psychotherapy & Psychology (RSPP) at Regent's University London, NW1 4NS, runs 4 and 5 day mediation courses. The School offers a unique and innovative ADR programme, based upon psychological and psychotherapeutic methods, specifically designed to develop the particular skills required for successful mediation, and conflict management generally: conflict resolution and conflict avoidance. The courses are approved by the Civil Mediation Council, the Bar, and the Law Society.
Paul has conducted Advanced Mediation courses through the Slynn Foundation (formerly the Lord Slynn of Hadley European Law Foundation), as part of its programme in Central and Eastern Europe. The courses, including courses for "Training the Trainers", have taken place in Romania, Albania, Croatia, Latvia, Poland and Jordan. All these courses have been created and specially tailored by Paul for the specific needs of the recipient country. The Foundation has also had the benefit of the experience of trainers such as Sir Henry Brooke, David Cook (from Chambers at Lamb Building) and Spenser Hilliard (also from Chambers at Lamb Building).
Field Court Mediation (FCM)
Members of FCM, as part of Field Court Chambers in Gray's Inn, conduct courses and seminars in Advanced Mediation, similar to those of the Slynn Foundation.
FCM has Civil Mediation Council Accreditation Provider status. The members of FCM are all experienced mediators in a wide variety of areas and expertise, and have all been trained in the psychological approach to conflict resolution. Through FCM, Paul can provide mediation training at all levels, but cannot however provide official accreditation, for which delegates would need to attend the 5-day course offered at RSPP at Regent's University London (above).