The Academy of Experts – Experts Participating in Commercial Mediation – Guidance Note

26th Mar 2021

Max Twivy was a member of the working party that created The Academy of Experts (TAE) new “Guidance Note for Experts taking part in the Commercial Mediation process” which launched in January 2021.

The Guidance Notes are designed to help experts instructed to participate in commercial mediations, and to highlight potential ethical and conflict issues which may arise for experts in the context of commercial mediations,” commented Max Twivy.

While the Guidance Notes were designed to offer guidance to experts who participate on the instruction of a party in a commercial mediation taking place in England and Wales, experts participating in commercial mediations in other jurisdictions will also find them helpful.

For further details and to download the published version of the Guidance Notes please click here. 


  • Independent Expert Witness or Expert Adviser?
  • Preparation for Mediation
  • Participation in the Mediation
  • Interface with the Mediator
  • Post Mediation

The Guidance Note has been created by a panel of ‘experts’ representing both the legal profession as well as practicing Expert Witnesses.

  • Laurence Cobb (Chairman)
  • Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC – Atkin Chambers
  • Derek Nelson – HKA
  • James Taylor – Jackson Rowe
  • Roger Isaacs – Milsted Langdon
  • Max Twivy – Atkin Chambers

The Academy of Experts (TAE) – About

TAE was founded in 1987 with the objective of providing, for the first time, a professional body for experts to establish and promote high objective standards. It is based in Gray’s Inn, London.

The Academy is both a professional society and a qualifying body which provides, for the first time, a single source of qualified independent experts experienced in a wide range of professional, commercial and industrial disciplines from around the world.

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