Sue O’Brien

Chair of Oxford Mediation

ADR Group accredited mediator
Accredited to the Law Society Civil and Commercial Mediation Panel

Mediation Experience

Sue is an accredited mediator with particular expertise in:

  • contract disputes
  • professional negligence
  • trade and transport, banking and finance disputes
  • company/shareholder disputes
  • fraud
  • property, construction and engineering disputes
  • insurance
  • equine

Professional Experience

Sue has spent many years as Head of Dispute Resolution in a major regional firm of solicitors and has extensive experience of mediation both as an advocate for clients and as a mediator. She acts as a mediator on a regular basis. She receives consistently excellent feedback and a high percentage of the mediations she conducts lead to resolution of the dispute. Sue is at home mediating disputes for unrepresented parties as well as those involving lawyers and other advisers.

Endorsements

“Excellent mediator” Simon Gorton QC

“This was mediation at its very best. 10/10” David Flood of counsel.

“Sue O’Brien was highly commended by all parties at the mediation for her effective and intelligent engagement in the process and her ability to narrow the gap between the parties in very difficult circumstances. I will not hesitate to recommend her” Partner in regional law firm.

“Sue was very good at dealing with a difficult client”

“An excellent job”

“My client appreciated your efforts to ensure no intimidation took place”

“I would recommend you to other solicitors in need of a mediator”

“Delicate situation well handled”

“Excellent pace. Could have dragged on much longer!”

“Explored options to good effect”

“Careful and sensitive interventions”