Our Mediators

Emma Clough

Emma Clough

emmaclough@brearleyssolicitors.com

01924 473065

Bayla Klyne

Bayla Klyne

Bayla is a highly experienced lawyer-mediator who is recognised by the Legal Aid Agency and so offers mediation to both privately and publicly funded clients.  Bayla has clients from all over West Yorkshire and beyond, with clients travelling from as far as London and Manchester to see her.

Bayla uses her skills and experience of over 12 years as a mediator to assist and guide her clients in relation to making agreements regarding property and financial issues as well as parental responsibility, residence and contact issues and maintenance. She is patient and understanding of the deep issues involved in the process of separation and divorce, and she explains and clarifies the complex legalities while encouraging her clients to look outside the box to seek solutions that work for both parties.

Bayla is on the Huddersfield County Court duty mediators’ rota and involved in mediation training at Halifax County Court and communication training for financial counsellors.

baylaklyne@brearleyssolicitors.com

01484 714400

Michael Barber

Michael Barber

Michael is a senior solicitor and consultant.  He is a qualified mediator and has a vast amount of experience of mediated disputes, either facilitating settlements between opposing parties on an informal one to one basis or representing clients in formal mediations bringing about settlements in relation to disputed wills, claims in negligence against solicitors complex breach of contract claims and business disputes.

Qualified for over 30 years, a local lad with a huge knowledge of the area its people and businesses, Michael adopts a common sense and practical approach to resolving disputes.  He is plain speaking, has a great bedside manner and is easy to talk to.  He is an excellent negotiator, dogged, when it comes to finding a solution and will always ensure that those engaging in mediation are comfortable with and fully understand the process.  He has an excellent record of success even in the most entrenched disputes.

michaelbarber@brearleyssolicitors.com

01924 443900

Andrew Marsden

Andrew Marsden

Andrew has been with Brearleys for over 20 years. Andrew became an accredited mediator in July 2012 and since then has undertaken mediations in a wide variety of different areas of dispute ranging from high value debt matters through to landlord and tenant issues, through to probate issues.

Andrew was the inspiration behind, and one of the main people responsible for setting up the Huddersfield County Court mediation pilot scheme which continues to run and provide mediation support to cases passing through the court system. Andrew continues to support this project and to mediate cases identified by the court as being appropriate for referral to mediation.

Andrew is able to mediate any form of civil dispute whatever the value or complexity. Given his many and continuing years of experience in working in litigation and disputes Andrew has a wide knowledge of contentious issues which lead to litigation and conflict. This enables him to understand more clearly the background to the dispute coming to the mediation and to understand how best to approach matters.

andrewmarsden@brearleyssolicitors.com

01924 473065

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