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Amanda has a strong international profile as a mediator and a negotiator. She is well known for her commercial acumen, people skills and professionalism with notable skills in engaging even the most reluctant parties in the mediation process.
Her personal style combines intellect and insight with a comprehensive understanding of the legal, commercial and people issues. She is both supportive and challenging in whatever mix is most likely to provide the best possible chance of an interests-based settlement.

At university, Amanda studied law, business and languages and then spent a year working in the family engineering business before joining CRA/RTZ as International Sales Manager for zinc metal sales. During her time with CRA she managed a metals and foreign currency trading portfolio and developed a niche skill set for working with competitors without breaching anti-trust laws. 

Between 1988 and 1990 she was Director of Marketing for a UK tannery before launching an independent communications consultancy in 1990 specialising in negotiation, co-operation and conflict resolution. During her career she has had in-depth experience of a wide variety of industry sectors: experience on which her mediation practice is founded.

One of the very few “career mediators”, Amanda has maintained a full time mediation practice since 1995 and has experience of over 1200 disputes. Like others who started early, she believes that no dispute is ever about just one matter. The breadth and depth of her experience in mediating all kinds of disputes, within their relevant legal context, means that she is well prepared for any eventuality and any mix of issues.

For a summary of relevant cases and feedback for your preferred sector or type of dispute, please contact me.

Aviation / Rail / Shipping
Information Technology and Telecommunications
Commodities / Financial services
Automotive and Engineering
Education (secondary / tertiary)
Media / Arts / Publishing
Manufacturing / Retail

Areas of Law and specialist knowledge:
Commercial contracts (including sale of goods)
Partnership disputes (Professional Services and small or family business)
Employment (inc Public Disclosure Act)
Professional Negligence
Clinical negligence
Personal Injury
Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures

Amanda is an accomplished trainer both in foundation mediation skills and advanced mediation skills. She has trained internationally and has an integrated approach to helping build awareness and support for, high standards of practice in other jurisdictions. You can view her training profile on the Facilit8 web site

Amanda's training partner is Charles Middleton-Smith, a well known senior mediator practising in the UK and until 2007, a partner in Hammonds LLP in London, now Squire Patton Boggs. Charles has an established track record of promoting mediation internationally. Since leaving full-time legal practice in 2007, he devotes all his time to mediating, training and marketing private dispute resolution. His training profile can be viewed on the Facilit8 web site.
Amanda and Charles have co-written a number of articles on mediation which you will find in the Publications section.

In Practice

Amanda Bucklow is regarded as an ‘exceptional mediator’. ‘Firm but facilitative’, she is rated for her ‘great stamina, perseverance and patience’ and ‘non-confrontational’ style. Her ‘uncanny ability to read the underlying dynamics of a dispute’, combined with a strong commercial background, make her a top choice for ‘complex mediations requiring advanced skills’.

Legal 500 2009 

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