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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers


Tony Willis , LL.B FCIArb

Former litigation partner of Clifford Chance. (Joint Managing Partner 1987-88).

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Profile Summary


Tony has been mediating since 1991, full time since 1998. He has extensive litigation experience, helped individuals, companies, institutions and governments around the world resolve disputes. His clear-headed and straightforward approach and his unparalleled knowledge of the personal, legal and practical issues that lie behind major disputes are just some of the reasons why he was ranked Number One in the International Who’s Who of Mediation for 2012 and again in 2013 and why Chambers reports that he is ‘in a category of his own’.


  • Professional negligence
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Mergers& acquisitions
  • Partnership disputes
  • Pensions & life assurance
  • Pensions & insurance mis-selling
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Employment
  • Trusts, wills, probate and inheritance
  • Insolvency
  • Taxation
  • Energy, oil & gas
  • Construction & property
  • Engineering
  • Insurance

Career history

2004 – present: Brick Court Chambers

1998 – present: Independent commercial mediator

1990 – 1997: Clifford Chance; Leader of London litigation practice

1987 – 1989: Clifford Chance; Joint Managing Partner

Professional qualifications and affiliations

CEDR accredited 1991

Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member of the CPR International Panel of Distinguished Mediators

Former Non-Executive Director of the CEDR training faculty

Founding member and former Chair of PIM Senior Mediators

Founding Chair of the Solicitors pro bono Group (now LawWorks)