Rebecca has been accredited as a mediator by both leading training providers - CEDR and ADR.  Registered as a mediator with the Civil Mediation Council, Rebecca is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a qualified Restorative Justice Practitioner. Rebecca can be instructed direct, or though In Place of Strife or the ADR Group. 
 
 
RECENT EXPERIENCE
 
Having resolved countless disputes through mediation, including claims for breach of warranty, breach of contract, professional negligence, fraud, insurance, regulatory liabilities and product liability, Rebecca's particular expertise lies in multi-claim and multi-party mediations, where the number of claims and interested parties calls for a focussed and integrated approach.
 
In addition to mediation, Rebecca is happy to accompany and assist participants at mediations as a mediation advisor and discuss any bespoke training requirements.
 
 

Rebecca's mediation experience includes:​​
 
Breach of Contract
Commercial contracts
Corporate recovery
Financial services and banking
Fraud, deceit and conversion
Insolvency
Insurance (including coverage) and reinsurance

Landlord and Tenant
Partnership disputes and family business disputes
Pensions and insurance mis-selling
Product liability
Professional negligence and professional indemnity
Retail 
Sale of goods and services
Shareholder disputes
Warranty claims


FEEDBACK

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

Extraordinarily good listener

Quickly focused on the key legal and psychological components to resolving the case

Her energy and enthusiasm for her craft were most evident

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

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

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

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

Known for her proactive and innovative approach to resolving classes of disputes

Truly superb and a delight to work with

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

Counsel, who was also in attendance was hugely impressed with the mediators overall performance

From the outset all communication was clear, helpful and constructive

Patient, gentle yet effective persuasion

Impartial and professional at all times

Rebecca had clearly read all the documentation carefully

Very well prepared

Friendly and easy to talk to (party feedback)

Gentle, logical approach

First time mediator has offered to speak direct to client

Pragmatic (in face of) animosity between parties

First time I have seen the parties hug at the end of the mediation!


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Full time mediator 2015 onwards

Head of Litigation at UKAR, September 2012 - September 2015
   
UKAR manages the tax payers' interests in Bradford & Bingley, old-Northern Rock (now NRAM) and Mortgage Express on behalf of the Government. It remains the sixth biggest mortgage lender in the UK. The role involved managing all claims brought by and against UKAR and identifying all regulatory and financial risks associated with litigation. This necessarily included liaising with and reporting to Board and HMT and recommending and obtaining appropriate mandates. On a practical level, the role involved managing a team of 15 and appointing, supervising and auditing external legal providers. 

 
Particularly relevant litigation experience includes:
 
Progressing fraud and professional negligence claims in relation to c.4,500 accounts by litigation and/or mediation

Defending multi-million pound warranty claims arising from historic loan book sales

Initiating declaratory proceedings on a contract construction point with potential consequences exceeding £260m

Initiating and progressing arbitration proceedings against insurers for recovery of sums due under a Crime Policy Insurance

Successfully challenging at arbitration a declinature of solicitors' insurance cover for alleged fraud following judgment

 
Awards in role: 
 
Winner of Legal Counsel of the Year at the 2013 British Legal Awards
Yorkshire Lawyer Awards Litigation Team of the Year 2013 (first time awarded to an in-house team)

Senior Associate and Solicitor Advocate at Squire Patton Boggs (formerly Hammonds), Leeds September 2010 to July 2012

Working alone and as part of a team on a wide variety of commercial cases, including international oil and gas arbitration, product liability, breach of contract claims and professional negligence actions.
 
Owner of Humbug August 2005 to September 2010
 
Researching, setting up and managing own retail business, including:

Cash flow and accounts management, including setting and managing budgets
 
Buying stock and managing relationships with suppliers
 
Setting up the company website and determining marketing strategy
 
Selling the business as a going concern shortly before the recession
 
Awards in role:
 
Draper's award for Best Kidswear Retailer 2009 (the premier retail award)
Wharfedale Newspapers award for best new business 2006

Freelance consultancy services May to September 2009
 
Working alone to provide a feasibility report for the Reed Business School into the provision of legal training. 
 
Solicitor and Solicitor Advocate Hammonds, Leeds, September 1998 to€“ December 2003
 
Solicitor at Nicholson Graham & Jones, London, July 1997 to September 1998
 
Trainee and then qualified solicitor at Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) February 1995 to July 1997
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

Qualified restorative justice facilitator 2016

Dispute Resolution Partnership Advanced Course in Mediation 2016

Civil Mediation Council registered mediator
 
Member (MCIArb) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
 
ADR Group accredited mediator 2015
 
CEDR accredited mediator 2014
 
Higher Rights (Civil Proceedings) qualification 2002
 
Postgraduate diploma in legal practice (Distinction) College of Law (York) 1993-1994
 
University of London, University College (UCL) 1990-1993, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2:1)