Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts read law at Downing College Cambridge and spent 35 years in legal practice.

During his career, he developed a substantial litigation practice and appeared regularly in Tribunals, County Courts and the High Court in England & Wales, the Court of Appeal and Privy Council and in the Courts of the Cayman Islands.

Since 2016, he has focused exclusively on mediation, establishing MCR Mediation in the same year. He has assisted in and facilitated the successful resolution of a wide range of disputes of varying size and complexity.

“In practice, I had an extensive litigation oriented Chancery Commercial practice that encompassed everything from simple contractual disputes to complex Commercial Litigation and Arbitration and cases relating to civil fraud, property, companies, insolvency, wills and probate, Inheritance Act cases, professional negligence, sports law, employment and Offshore work.

When I went into mediation, I therefore brought with me extensive experience in these fields and whilst some of the best mediators are non-lawyers, my background knowledge and experience are useful assets in the mediation context.

As far as I am concerned, no dispute is too big or too small to be mediated and as far as fees and charges are concerned, my approach is entirely flexible and proportionate”.

Michael is married with two grown up children and lists his interests as Cricket, Cycling, Dog walking, Reading, Cinema, Cooking and Family Life. Michael is Hon. Secretary of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League. Michael is also conversant in French and is a keen Francophile.