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John Mackinnon

BA (Oxon), DipPFS

South West

John is a litigation solicitor and CMC registered mediator with over 20 years of experience in dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in a wide range of civil disputes and has represented clients at mediations on numerous occasions. He is a firm believer in the benefits to the parties to any dispute utilising mediation to seek to resolve matters.

Adopting a personable approach, John aims to build early rapport with the parties and assist them in fully exploring possible avenues to a resolution and the likely consequences if the dispute continues.

John is happy to mediate anywhere in the UK and remotely.

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Local Panel

South West


Specialist Panel

Civil Disputes

Membership Level

Membership Level


John's Experience

Areas of Expertise
  • Property disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes (both commercial and residential)
  • Boundary disputes
  • Nuisance issues
  • Professional negligence - acting for both claimants and insurers and their insured with particular experience in relation to claims against surveyors
  • Financial services - dealing with a wide range of disputes against financial services providers and banks, John also has a diploma in Regulated Financial Planning
  • Insolvency - claims against directors and a wide range of insolvency disputes on behalf of liquidators and administrators
Mediation Style

John encourages parties to focus on the issues in dispute and the risks they face if the dispute continues. The goal being to encourage the parties to take a realistic view of what will be required to achieve a resolution.

  • 21 May 2024

John's Testimonials

John Mackinnon the mediator was thorough in gaining knowledge of the matter in order to facilitate an agreement and progressed matters to a conclusion.

Associate Legal Executive

Eric Robinson Solicitors


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