Barrister and Civil & Commercial Mediator
Lower House Cottage
Full-time professional mediator.
Trained and accredited by both CEDR and the ADR Group.
Head mediation trainer for Align Mediation.
Structured but flexible approach.
Generally facilitative approach, but a reality-tester when required.
Extensive experience of working online.
Qualifications and Experience
King's College London (BD AKC)
Called to the Bar (Inner Temple) 1986
Awarded Inner Temple Major Examination Scholarship
Practiced as a Barrister in London, the West of England and South Wales.
Qualified as Mediator (ADR Group) 2011
Accredited by CEDR 2018
Panel and other memberships
Fellow of the Civil Mediation Council
Clerksroom Civil & Commercial Mediators Panel
Align Mediation Civil & Commercial Mediators Panel
Wye Valley Mediation Mediators Panel
Joint founder of the Association of Wales & Border Counties Mediators
"You have dealt with mediations on two of my cases so far and I would like to say that on each occasion you have been a first-class mediator. You have quickly established considerable trust with my clients, due to your personable and empathetic manner. You have mastered the brief on each occasion thoroughly. You've been adept at asking the right questions at the right time, and in each case you pushed it on purposefully but sensitively towards settlement. I look forward to referring cases to you for mediation in future."
"The mediator was excellent"
"Steve took this on at short notice and did an excellent job on the day. He brought an acceptable outcome to a ten-year problem with sensitivity, discretion and energy."
"We were in a dispute with our neighbours... it was a horrid time for all of us, we felt that there was no end in sight. Using Steve Hancox was the best decision we made and we soon came to a swift conclusion."
Just to let you know I have had a lot of praise regarding the quality of the above's training and his approachability, could you please make him aware."
Training course organiser
"The trainer was passionate, patient and down to earth - he put you at ease from the start. I learned a lot from lot professionally and personally."
Mediation training course participant