Chris Cox 
Commercial Mediator

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A committed peace maker and deal maker


Chris has been a solicitor since 1982, specialising in dispute resolution (including mediation). Chris has extensive experience of adjudication, arbitration and litigation. Prominent in Alternative Dispute Resolution, both as a neutral and as a client representative/advocate for the last 15 years, Chris has a reputation for producing results through timely and effective use of all processes.


He has a certificate in advance negotiation from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and has trained with them since accreditation in 1999.


He was appointed to the panel of mediators for the Court of Appeal in 2001. He is a founder member and former committee member of the Association of Midland Mediators. He was appointed to the Law Society Civil and Commercial Mediation Panel and to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Panel from their inception.

He has a Master’s Degree in Construction Law and Arbitration and is a registered commercial mediator with the Civil Mediation Council.


Mediation experience includes:


  • Solicitors partnership dispute with partners seeking a just and equitable winding up leading to the formation of two new law firms.



  • Lender/ borrower dispute involving allegations of security being sold at undervalue.

  • Claims of negligence misrepresentation against lender.

  • Claim by a Judgment Creditor against a Bank seeking priority over the Bank’s rights of set-off. 



  • Numerous construction disputes involving non-payment, delay and expense professional negligence and insolvency.



  • Sexual harassment allegations between corporate and former employee.

  • Franchisee dispute with motoring organisation.

  • Race discrimination claim between teacher and school.

  • Race Discrimination claim to force an association to change its constitution.

  • Restrictive covenant breaches and damage claim. 


General Commercial

  • Food retailer/wholesaler dispute involving discounts claim and counterclaim.

  • Dispute involving delayed supply of building materials leading to claims for loss and expense.

  • Dispute involving a damages claim by a motor manufacturer and its specialist design contractor.

  • Recruitment agencies fee disputes with their clients.

  • Multiparty dispute involving the acquisition of a financial services company concerning claims for misrepresentation and cross claims for breach of warranties.

  • Diamond merchant claim against retailer for outstanding purchases.

  • Sales of pheasant poults and horses.



  • In concert with a co-mediator on three occasions when dealing with construction case.


  • Trade partnership disputes. 

  • Partnership bust up between partners in niche City law firm. 

  • Contractual dispute involving a developer and marine contractor.

  • City law firm claim for fees in fund raising exercise for clients involving professional conduct and cost assessment issues.

Personal Injury

  • Personal injury negligent  road traffic driving damages claims involving disputes over liability and quantum.

  • Accident at work claim by employer against major retailer.



  • Four party dispute including an action group involving planning guidelines and the location of mobile telephone mast.

  • Enforcement proceedings and professional negligence involving landowner /developer, their architect and the local planning authority.



  • Contest between siblings and beneficiaries of the deceased and dispute over the validity of the Will and the distribution of the estate.

  • Constructive trust based on proprietary estoppel claim by wife of decease against former partner seeking declaration of the trust and equity split or a share in the sale proceeds.



  • Boundary disputes one involving professional negligence in conveyancing.

  • Injunction/ damages claim concerning a party wall.

  • Negligent misrepresentation minerals company business interruption dispute.

  • Dilapidations and arrears of rent claims.

  • Joint tenant severance disputes.


Public Sector

  • Breach of contract /negligence /misfeasance dispute involving local authority and four other parties.

  • Four party dispute between local authority employer, contractor, sub-contractor and specialist sub-contractor involving the refurbishment of one and supply of two new main heating boilers providing hot water and heating to some two thousand residents of a housing estate. 

  • Four party dispute concerning teacher training between trainee teacher, University, School and Local Authority.


Shareholder Disputes

  • Allegations of unfair prejudice against members of a private company and disputes over share valuation.

Sports clubs

  • Case involving a claim for payment of grounds man’s invoice and cross claim.

  • Motor sport partnership dissolution dispute.

“We liked your friendly approach, your vast knowledge and your willingness to help.”

  • Joint Honours Degree BA in Law and American Studies (Keele) 1977

  • Qualified in 1982

  • Construction Law and Arbitration (King’s College London) 2001

  • 2012 CEDR Certificate in Advanced Negotiation

    Mediation Panel Memberships:

  • The Law Society Civil and Commercial Mediation Panel

  • Court of Appeal Mediation Panel

  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Panel

  • The Association of Midland Mediators

  • Civil Mediation Council Registered