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.  
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​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 (commercial)
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

I wanted to write and say thank you for your assistance in the Mediation yesterday...Your straightforward but light touch was exactly right for the event and I'm very grateful for your professional input. I'm sure that without this we would not have come to a satisfactory conclusion. (Party, January 2020)

Rebecca Clark's enthusiasm and experience were apparent from communications prior to the day of the mediation. Rebecca's thorough preparation and charisma meant that my clients were quickly put at ease. Rebecca Clark is a "go to" mediator for financial services disputes and other complicated disputes. (Solicitor and Mediator, January 2020)

A very good result; identified early what was needed to reach resolution, identified that the emotional side rather
t
han monetary figures needed to be addressed at the outset. Rebecca was exactly the right mediator for the day.
(Partner, City Law firm, Sept 2019)


The opening session was managed incredibly well. Rebecca’s opening remarks set the scene perfectly and
encouraged an open and upfront session that cut through the issues quickly. Rebecca’s approach was ideal – very
measured in her delivery and made useful comments to assist the parties in progressing negotiations. First rate in
every aspect of the day. (Partner, City Law firm, Aug 2019)

I was particularly impressed with the points that Rebecca made during our confidential discussions (when we were
evaluating the arguments and the risks). Her understanding of the issues and risks and assessment of them was spot
on. I would definitely instruct her again. (Partner, City Law firm, May 2019)


Rebecca was excellent – pre-mediation conversations with the parties worked well. She was good at working with
the individual parties and managing that relationship. I would definitely recommend her (Director, City Law firm
March 2019)


She knew how to get the balance right between discussing the issues and talking money. I have already
recommended her to a colleague. (Associate, City Law firm March 2019)

The mediator was robust in putting points from the other side to my client who had been unwilling to accept
weaknesses in his case. I was very impressed overall with her. (Counsel, March 2019)

Rebecca was clearly focused on getting a deal and worked tirelessly towards that. It was amazing we secured the
result we did and Rebecca really helped with that. The client was very pleased (Solicitor, City Law firm March 2019)

Rebecca helped us to achieve a resolution to a difficult, long running and complex dispute. I will seek to use her
again. (Director, Regional Law firm January 2019)

Rebecca dealt particularly well “with what was a fairly fiery opening joint session between strong personalities on
both sides.” I would instruct her again. (Solicitor, City Law firm January 2019)


Rebecca was “very well prepared, I was very impressed, we got a resolution quickly from a very difficult opening
position.” I would definitely recommend her to colleagues. (Client, January 2019)


I just wanted to say thank you for navigating this at times painful mediation for us. I’m sure that without your input we would not now have a deal. (Senior Associate, City Law firm, November 2018)

Rebecca was well prepared, had innovative suggestions and persisted until a resolution emerged. (Counsel,
November 2018)

Immediate grasp of the central issues and the drivers behind the respective parties (entrenched) positions. This is the second time Rebecca has mediated on one of my matters and I will have no hesitation in instructing her again. (Director, Regional Law firm Nov 2018)

Rebecca was calm and always had practical solutions- this helped keep the client at ease and stopped tempers
flaring. (Counsel, November 2018)

Rebecca was fantastic at managing some very strong personalities and emotion and concentrating the parties on the risk of litigation. (Associate, City Law firm, Nov 2018)

Brilliant – Rebecca managed the parties very well and got to a quick resolution. (Associate, City Law firm, Nov 2018

Rebecca is an excellent mediator, carefully and adeptly handling the factual, legal and emotional issues. I would certainly use her again (Partner, City Law firm September 2018)

I thought Rebecca was excellent, she pushed the right buttons and in the right way without bullying. Made constructive suggestions re offers/approaches and generated such trust with us that we asked her views and advice. (Barrister, September 2018)


We were pleased that what could have been a rather personal and emotional day for the other party was handled by you with care and sensitivity which avoided any escalation of hostilities.  Give that family members continue to be employed in the business a cordial and professional mediation was very important to them; so many thanks (Partner, City Law firm July 2018)


Rebecca was excellent - calm, measured and patient but determined to move the process forward to maximise the likelihood of a successful outcome

I thought Rebecca was excellent

Because of Rebecca Clark’s patience and tenacity, we were able to resolve a very complex dispute with the Bank.
She is an extraordinarily good listener and quickly focused on the key legal and psychological components to
resolving the case. Her candour was appreciated, and her energy and enthusiasm for her craft were most evident.
She demonstrated a truly unique level of engagement and commitment to the success of the mediation. I would not
hesitate to use Rebecca as a mediator in the future or to recommend her to colleagues.

She encouraged the parties to feel as though they were working together to achieve a solution, as opposed to
working against each other. I think half of 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. (Barrister)

Rebecca was excellent – calm, measured and patient but determined to move the process forward

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

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

Stayed calm. Let it flow, but brought it back when needed...Finished it in the 4 hours. First time ever!


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)