Millicent Lewis-Ojumu is a City trained corporate Solicitor of England and Wales with over 18 PQE experience and a qualified Mediator/Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She pioneered the renowned Centre for ADR in Sierra Leone and is a co-founder of the online ADR platform: Global Online Dispute Resolution.
She is experienced in handling transaction and projects in the development sector across anglophone and francophone West Africa resulting in excellent multi-office programme management skills and Prince2 Practitioner skills in project design and supervision. Having worked in various high level negotiations across West Africa, she is admired by her peers for top class stakeholder management skills and providing strategic technical advice to donors, governments and public/private sector stakeholders.
Millicent is passionate in promoting the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She is uniquely skilled in using ADR methods for resolving corporate disputes and in peace and conflict mediation work where her corporate experience across West Africa serves her well in developing niche expertise in natural resource management and conflict resolution practice.
She is fluent in four languages, a double honours Law and French graduate of Keele University, UK and a licence graduate of the University of Montpellier Faculty of Law, France.
Wayne Murrell, LLM, FCIArb
Wayne began his career as an attorney-at-law in Barbados, and after pursuing postgraduate studies in International Business Law at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth), he further developed his practice skills at the firm of Haavind Vislie, Oslo, Norway, following on as a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria. Upon resettling in London, Wayne worked in the city firm of McFaddens Solicitors LLP as an Associate Solicitor for an initial three years, followed on by various stints in industry and local authorities.
Whilst in his current role as Contracts Manager at Imperial College London, Wayne qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and as an ADR group Accredited Mediator (Civil and Commercial/Workplace). He currently assists as a lecturer and tutor in the Domestic Arbitration, Law of Obligations and the Mediation modules run by CIArb, He is a panel member of the Civil Mediation Council and is keen to develop an ADR practice with worldwide reach.
Andy Duerden is a Consultant Solicitor at De Jure Chambers.
A fully-qualified solicitor and mediator, Andy actually began his career as a musician and has twenty years’ experience in the music industry. His 5* musical BLISS starred Emily Blunt, and he has written for film, TV, and theatre, as well as having a book published on song-writing: How to Write a Song – Learn how to bare your musical soul with confidence! Andy completed his LPC at Guildford College of Law in 2013 and qualified as a Civil and Commercial Mediator in 2018. His background in music gives him a rare and insightful perspective which he brings to his work as a lawyer.
Andy has experience in all areas of litigation, but specialises in civil litigation. His work on a number of difficult and high-profile cases has given him a reputation for concerted negotiation skills which are guided by a sensible and pragmatic approach to problem solving and dispute resolution. Andy’s belief in the importance of communication and negotiation led him to develop his own mediation company, Concordia Mediation, where he is uniquely positioned to assist musicians and other creatives to solve their disputes, having a profound understanding of the creative industries himself.
Andy has developed a way of working which puts clients at ease, instils confidence and gets the right results. He has always been a people person and is just as comfortable working with judges and lawyers as he is with musicians and media outlets – what matters to Andy is achieving the best possible results for clients.
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