Rebecca is an experienced full-time mediator with particular expertise in Financial Services and SMEs. She is listed as a Leading Mediator in The Legal 500 2017:
"Rebecca Clark at In Place of Strife is "undoubtedly one to watch; she has a calm, understated manner and is extremely bright".  Clark is particularly noted for financial services disputes."
​​"Hugely impressed"

"The greatest task is managing parties and of course time. This was done exceptionally well"

"I think half the battle of being a good mediator is to be a likeable person who can relate to both sides and their positions (and underlying hurts), without seemingly choosing sides. Rebecca Clark does this very well"

"Because of Rebecca's patience and tenacity, we were able to
resolve a very complex dispute"

"I would not hesitate to use Rebecca Clark as a mediator in the future or to recommend her to colleagues"

"Extraordinarily good listener"

"Demonstrated a truly unique level of engagement and commitment to the success of the mediation"

"There was a lot of pre-mediation contact by the mediator. It was very helpful for the lay client and a service beyond that usually provided by mediators"

"Encouraged the parties to feel as though they were working together to achieve a solution, as opposed to working against each other"

"Very good, careful preparation" 

 "Clear, helpful and constructive communication" 


Rebecca is "truly superb whilst also
being a delight to work with"
(Partner, Magic Circle firm)
Rebecca has a flexible and adaptable approach to mediation. Following an exceptional level of experience of mediation from a party's perspective, Rebecca approaches mediation as a party-led process, investing time before a mediation to ensure that all parties have the opportunity to become at ease with her and the mediation process, regardless of that party's level of experience.  As a consequence, Rebecca is  particularly good at developing an effective rapport with all parties, getting the mediation off to the best possible start. Rebecca is also  extremely tenacious, working hard to assist parties to reach an acceptable solution through careful preparation, effective communication and a real commercial and legal intellegence. 
​​Before becoming a full-time mediator, Rebecca was Head of Litigation at a so-called "bad bank", a role which resulted in her being awarded Legal Counsel of the Year at The British Legal Awards in 2013, partly as a consequence of her novel approach to resolving classes of disputes by mediation. It was her experience in this role as the client party at numerous mediations which lead Rebecca to train as a mediator; ultimately leaving that role to practice as a mediator full-time.

 
Prior to working in-house, Rebecca set up and managed her own retail business from scratch, receiving the coveted 2009 Drapers Award for Childrenswear Retailer of the Year. As a result of this, Rebecca has substantial business and accounting experience, which she can draw upon in her mediation practice enabling her to understand and empathise with the commercial issues faced by SMEs in a dispute scenario. She has also worked as a solicitor-advocate at a large international law firm.
Rebecca is a member of the In Place of Strife panel: http://mediate.co.uk/mediators/rebecca-clark.html  and the ADRg panel http://www.adrgroup.co.uk/member/profile/rebecca-clark. She can also be instructed direct - please see  TERMS  and  CONTACT  for more details​, or call Rebecca direct on 07941 288994.