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Geoffrey Brunton

BA (Hons)

Geoffrey mediates a wide variety of commercial and civil disputes. He prepares meticulously, arranges prior contact with each party, works to gain the trust of all involved and as appropriate questions perceptions in order to facilitate the negotiation phase to lead to settlement.

Geoffrey has extensive experience as a dispute resolution lawyer (litigation, arbitration and mediation) with City and provincial firms. He's been mediating since 2010 and has mediated over 180 disputes.

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Geoffrey Brunton
Profession

Profession

Solicitor

Profession

Local Panel

South East

Profession

Specialist Panel

Business and property

Profession

Membership Level

Elite

Geoffrey's Experience

Areas of Expertise
  • Contract
  • Commercial contract
  • Disputes between family members including parents/ offspring and siblings
  • Business disputes
  • Misrepresentation 
  • Sale of goods
  • International trade
  • Commodities
  • Shipping 
  • Carriage of goods by sea, road, rail
  • Employment
  • Professional negligence (Accountants, Barristers, Solicitors, Insurance Brokers, Estate Agents, Surveyors)
  • Local authorities (services provided to)
  • Insurance
  • Marine insurance
  • Land/property
  • Boundary/Rights of Way
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Building Disputes
  • Joint Venture
  • Legal Costs
  • Shareholders
  • Unfair Prejudice
  • Directors' Statutory and Fiducuary Duties
  • Partnership
  • Fraud
  • Franchises
  • Insolvency
Mediation Style
  • Thorough preparation
  • User friendly
  • Manages high conflict
  • Tenacious
  • Commercially astute
  • Empathetic approach to needs/motives
  • Focus on real issues
  • Proactive on options
  • Facilitates solutions
Qualifications
  • Solicitor 
  • Solicitor-Advocate (Civil)
  • CMC Registered Mediator 
  • Certificate in Advanced Mediation
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Mediation
  • Extensive experience of dispute resolution: litigation/arbitration/mediation with provincial and City firms
  • Legal 500: "Outstanding"; " Excellent"
  • Substantial experience as party representative at mediations
History
  • 13 June 2024
    Loan Agreement/Film Production
    Settled
  • 28 May 2024
    Landlord & Tenant
    Settled
  • 8 May 2024
    Yacht repairs/refurbishment
    Settled
  • 23 April 2024
    Website/Marketing
    Settled
  • 12 March 2024
    High Value Property
    Settled
  • 11 March 2024
    Theatre: Production
    Settled
  • 20 February 2024
    Type: Landlord and Tenant (Commercial)
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 February 2024
    Software: Data Analytics
    Settled
  • 25 January 2024
    Property
    Outcome: Settled

  • 12 January 2024
    Insolvency
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 November 2023
    Family Business
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 24 October 2023
    Consumer/Used Car
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 October 2023
    Conservatory Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 September 2023
    Franchise
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 September 2023
    Consultancy Agreement (Solicitors)
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 August 2023
    Property Management
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 July 2023
    Football: Training/Facilities/Sponsorship
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 26 July 2023
    Printer/Copier Supply and Service Agreement
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 July 2023
    Employment/Alleged Fraud
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 May 2023
    Shareholders/Directors’ Duties
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 May 2023
    Prestige Car Sale
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 April 2023
    Consultancy Fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 March 2023
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 March 2023
    Fraud
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 16 March 2023
    Share Sale Agreement
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 25 January 2023
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 January 2023
    Introducer’s Commissions
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 10 January 2023
    Commercial Vehicles Sales
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 October 2022
    Sale of Goods/SOGA 1979
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 October 2022
    Telephony Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 September 2022
    Solicitors' Costs
    Outcome: Settled After Date
  • 1 September 2022
    Local Authority Supply Contract
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 24 August 2022
    Conservatory Design/Construction
    Outcome: Settled After Date
  • 19 August 2022
    Commercial Vehicle Marketing Contract
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 19 July 2022
    Local Authority Care Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 June 2022
    Vehicle dispute
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 4 April 2022
    Housing Disrepair
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 January 2022
    Carriage of Goods by Road
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 27 October 2021
    Partnership/Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 September 2021
    Shareholders Agreement
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 August 2021
    Ready Meals Development/Marketing Project
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 29 March 2021
    Sale of Accountancy Practice
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 January 2021
    Leasehold Extension
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 December 2020
    Recruitment Consultancy Fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 October 2020
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 May 2020
    Money
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 February 2020
    Sale of Accountancy Practice
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 January 2020
    IFAs/Restraint of Trade
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 December 2019
    Vehicle Accident/Recovery/Repair Agreements & Hire Agreements
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 September 2019
    Breach of Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 August 2019
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 July 2019
    Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 3 July 2019
    Electronics Systems Installation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 June 2019
    Management Consultancy Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 June 2019
    Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 13 May 2019
    Recruitment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 April 2019
    Partnership: Solicitors
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 March 2019
    Equitable Set Off
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 March 2019
    Manufactured Products
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 February 2019
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 January 2019
    Sale of Goods
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 January 2019
    Business
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 January 2019
    Barrister’s Fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 November 2018
    Shareholders/Unfair Prejudice
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 November 2018
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 October 2018
    Solicitors' Fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 October 2018
    Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 25 October 2018
    Commercial
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 22 October 2018
    Lease Finance: Telecommunications System.
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 May 2018
    Construction Projects: Cladding
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 May 2018
    Director/Company
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 April 2018
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 February 2018
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 January 2018
    Employment
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 17 January 2018
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 January 2018
    Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 December 2017
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 December 2017
    Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 December 2017
    Commercial
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 23 October 2017
    Accountants/Fees/Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 October 2017
    Shareholder
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 13 October 2017
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 October 2017
    Partnership/Solicitors
    Outcome: Did not settle
  • 1 September 2017
    Shareholders
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 30 August 2017
    Employment/Contract for Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 August 2017
    Right of Way Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 June 2017
    Interior Design/Implementation - Flagship Retail Premises
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 June 2017
    Shareholders/Unfair Prejudice/Employment
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 19 May 2017
    Barrister's professional services/fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 May 2017
    Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 April 2017
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 April 2017
    Fire detection/alarm/disabled refuge/access control systems
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 April 2017
    Shareholders/Unfair Prejudice
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 8 March 2017
    Insurance Brokers/Contracts for Services/Director's Duties
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 March 2017
    International Trade/Fruit - Contract Terms/Quality
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 February 2017
    Racehorses Trainer: Misrepresentation/Breach of Duty
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 February 2017
    Auctioneers: Misrepresentation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 December 2016
    Website Design/Implementation
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 9 November 2016
    Large Scale Contract for Cleaning Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 October 2016
    Multi-Party Gym Clubs Franchises
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 October 2016
    Share Sale Agreement
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 September 2016
    Gym Club Franchise
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 August 2016
    Gift/Loan Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 28 June 2016
    Electricity Supply
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 June 2016
    Insolvency/Director's Liability
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 21 June 2016
    Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 June 2016
    Commercial
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 12 May 2016
    Construction Joint Venture
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 May 2016
    Legal Costs
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 9 March 2016
    Training Provider Accreditation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 February 2016
    Licence to use Commercial Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 24 November 2015
    Shareholders/Share Sale
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 November 2015
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 October 2015
    Financial Services/Products/Misrepresentation
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 16 October 2015
    Solicitors/Contentious Business Agreement
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 September 2015
    Buildings Insurance/Subsidence/Heave
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 September 2015
    Sale of Business/Brokerage Commissions
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 September 2015
    IFA/Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 7 September 2015
    Sale of Goods
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 September 2015
    International Trade/JVA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 September 2015
    Share Sale Agreement
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 July 2015
    Recruitment Agency Commissions
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 June 2015
    Directors' Duties
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 June 2015
    Website Design/Implementation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 June 2015
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 May 2015
    Defamation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 April 2015
    Farming: Alpacas - Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 April 2015
    Employment/Commissions
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 27 April 2015
    Shareholders
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 February 2015
    Shareholders/Property Company
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 February 2015
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 January 2015
    Co-Sureties/Estoppel/Undue Influence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 January 2015
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 January 2015
    IFA/Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 December 2014
    JVA/Industrial Staffing Agencies
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 December 2014
    Insolvency
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 12 November 2014
    Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 October 2014
    Contract/Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 2 October 2014
    Solicitors/Breach of Trust/S.61 Relief
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 September 2014
    Commercial Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 10 September 2014
    Property/Constructive Trust
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 September 2014
    Distribution Services/Trade Terms/Time Bar
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 July 2014
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 July 2014
    Share Sale and Purchase/Shareholders/JVA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 June 2014
    Mortgage Broker Commissions
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 May 2014
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 May 2014
    Sale of Goods/Passing Off/Non-Compete/Commission
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 May 2014
    Professional Services/Solicitors
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 April 2014
    Headhunters/Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 18 February 2014
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 January 2014
    Self-employment Contract for Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 January 2014
    Sale of Goods/Quality/Late Delivery
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 November 2013
    Electricity Supply
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 October 2013
    Professional Services/Solicitors
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 October 2013
    Corporate Control/Constructive Dismissal
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 October 2013
    Corporate Insolvency/Director's Liability
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 October 2013
    Undue Influence (Religious) / Compensation
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 7 October 2013
    Marine Insurance (Failure to Procure)
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 September 2013
    Marine: Freight Forwarding
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 July 2013
    Shareholders/Quasi-Partnership/Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 June 2013
    Electricity Supply
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 June 2013
    Accountants/Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 May 2013
    Software Supply
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 April 2013
    Estate Agency Partnership/Fraud
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 15 March 2013
    Sale of Goods/Quality/Supply of Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 February 2013
    Employment/Covenant in Restraint of Trade
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 December 2012
    Shareholders/Directors/Unfair Prejudice
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 October 2012
    International Trade: JVA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 October 2012
    Architects/Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 September 2012
    Shareholders: Manufacturing: Unfair Prejudice
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 May 2012
    Partnership/JVA/Commercial Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 April 2012
    International Trade: FOB/Quality
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 April 2012
    Sale of Goods/ Supply of Services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 February 2012
    Property/Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 December 2011
    Commercial/Force Majeure/Frustration
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 23 November 2011
    Sale of Goods/Commercial Property/Directors
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 November 2011
    Commodities (Late Delivery)
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 29 July 2011
    Employment/Dismissal/Covenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 July 2011
    Defamation
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 15 July 2011
    Defamation
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 22 June 2010
    Marine: Vessel Engine
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 28 May 2010
    Commercial (Franchise)
    Outcome: Settled

Geoffrey's Testimonials

Comments from a client officer [to internal legal department] included: "I must compliment you on your choice of Geoffrey, who ... proved to be immensely effective. I also recalibrated my view of the effectiveness of mediation. This was a tough, fast-moving process which yielded good results

Philip Young, Solicitor

Cooke, Young & Keidan

Geoffrey did a first class job in a difficult mediation with strong minded individuals around the table. We will be adding him to our list of great mediators. Well done!

Client

Mr Brunton was very helpful in the days leading up to the mediation and extremely well prepared for it on the day in question. This was a complex dispute involving a fall-out between family members, and Mr Brunton struck exactly the right note - sympathetic yet persuasive - when discussing matters further with our client. He was extremely thorough and managed to promote a compromise that should also lead to a reconciliation between the family members, which he had identified as being most important to our client.

Corporate Client

Geoffrey was a fantastic mediator. He grasped the core issues quickly and skilfully guided us to a resolution, which ultimately allowed us to avoid substantial legal fees.

Client

I just wanted to say thank you for your assistance mediating yesterday. Your calm and considered approach was instrumental in the parties coming to an agreement. I would have no hesitation instructing you in the future.

Client

Mr Brunton was an excellent mediator and had clearly done his homework on the case. Would highly recommend.

Client

 

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