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Michael Cover

LLB FCIArb CArb Solicitor

London and available throughout UK and overseas

Michael has over 30 years experience as a lawyer, both in private practice and as in-house Counsel. He gained his accreditation as mediator with CEDR and has been involved in over 260 mediations. He holds Elite Mediator Status with TBG ADR, is IMI Certified and registered as a Fellow with the Civil Mediation Council.

Michael has a particular interest in mediation of cross-cultural disputes and has mediated disputes in French and German.

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Michael Cover
Profession

Profession

Full Time Mediator

Profession

Local Panel

London

Profession

Specialist Panel

Intellectual Property

Membership Level

Membership Level 

Elite

Michael's Experience

Areas of Expertise
  • Intellectual Property (including patents, trademarks, passing off, designs, copyright, and domain names)
  • IT
  • Professional indemnity
  • Computer law
  • Insurance
  • Partnership/Shareholder Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Probate
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Construction
  • Oil and gas
  • Commercial contracts
  • Insurance
  • Competition / anti-trust law
  • Sports and media
  • Financial services
  • Maritime disputes
  • Family and family business disputes
Professional Background

Michael is a regular writer, speaker and presenter on ADR topics.  Michael has acted as a judge at the UK and International Mediation Competitions in London and Paris in 2013 and 2014.

He has been the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the UK Mediation Skills Competition in 2016 and also in 2016 has been involved in mediation training with the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels and a Mediation Forum at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (now the AIAC). Michael has also spoken at GAR Live in Abu Dhabi in 2018 and 2019 and is to conduct Mediator Training with the AIADR in Kuala Lumpur in 2023.

Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is prepared to have pre-appointment consultations on a no obligation basis and understands the importance of accessibility and availability.

History
  • 4 July
    Shareholder
    Settled
  • 17 May 2024
    Insurance Dispute
    Settled
  • 26 April 2024
    Contract
    Settled
  • 22 February 2024
    Inheritance
    Did not settle
  • 18 April 2023
    Contractual Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 April 2023
    Intergenerational and Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 March 2023
    Construction and contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 December 2021
    Public procurement
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 September 2021
    Commercial contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 September 2021
    Intellectual Property (trade marks)
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 14 December 2020
    Family Business and Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 December 2020
    Family Business and Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 November 2020
    Family Business and Contract
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • 20 October 2020
    Insolvency
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 15 September 2020
    IP and Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 July 2020
    Family Business- Real Estate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 July 2020
    Intellectual Property cross-border
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 March 2020
    Contract and IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 November 2019
    Commercial/IT/Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 September 2019
    Partnership Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 September 2019
    contractual £millions
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 August 2019
    contractual/medical
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 April 2019
    IP and Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 March 2019
    shareholder dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 January 2019
    Shareholder and Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 December 2018
    IP- Registered Design
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 December 2018
    IT contractual
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 December 2018
    Cntract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 December 2018
    Commercial Agency/ contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 September 2018
    Construction and Energy in the Middle East
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 May 2018
    Fraud and professional negligence claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 April 2018
    Intellectual Property (Passing Off)
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 December 2017
    IT/ Breach of Contract and Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 November 2017
    Intellectual Property (Trade Marks)
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 October 2017
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 December 2016
    Commercial Dispute re professional services
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 October 2016
    IP and contract; cross border
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 May 2016
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 May 2016
    contract/ professional indemnity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 May 2016
    IT/ Software
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 May 2016
    Energy
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 April 2016
    IP and Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 January 2016
    pharmaceutical and IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 November 2015
    professional indemnity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 November 2015
    professional indemnity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 November 2015
    IP
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 November 2015
    Commercial, franchising
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 September 2015
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 September 2015
    international commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 8 July 2015
    IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 May 2015
    Professional Indemnity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 April 2015
    Shareholder
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 28 April 2015
    Intellectual Property and Corporate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 April 2015
    Professional Indemnity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 April 2015
    Contract and Family
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 March 2015
    Trust
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 23 March 2015
    IT
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 11 February 2015
    Professional Indemnity
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 February 2015
    IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 January 2015
    IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 December 2014
    Property/ probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 November 2014
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 November 2014
    property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 24 November 2014
    IP
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 5 November 2014
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 November 2014
    IT/contractual
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 October 2014
    Energy
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 August 2014
    Shareholder Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 July 2014
    IT
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 July 2014
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 July 2014
    Partnership
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 17 June 2014
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 May 2014
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 March 2014
    IT Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 March 2014
    Intellectual Property/Defamation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 February 2014
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 January 2014
    Maritime
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 December 2013
    Banking
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 November 2013
    Professional Indemnity
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 September 2013
    Insurance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 September 2013
    Contract and Insurance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 August 2013
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 7 May 2013
    Intellectual Proerty
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 April 2013
    Intellectual Proerty
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 April 2013
    Intellectual Proerty
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 March 2013
    Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 November 2012
    Commercial/IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 November 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 November 2012
    Commercial/IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 September 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 September 2012
    Commercial/IP
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 August 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 July 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 July 2012
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 June 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 June 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 23 May 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 March 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • 26 January 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 January 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 December 2011
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 14 October 2011
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 September 2011
    Intellectual Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 September 2011
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 September 2011
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 June 2011
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 April 2011
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 February 2011
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 December 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 December 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 13 December 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 December 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 23 November 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 November 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 September 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 September 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 August 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 July 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 July 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 2 June 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 April 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 30 March 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 26 March 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 March 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 March 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 February 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 January 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 January 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 December 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 December 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 December 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 December 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 November 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 October 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 October 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 15 October 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 September 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 September 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 July 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 July 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 May 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 December 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 December 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 13 November 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 November 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 3 November 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 September 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 August 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 June 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 1 May 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 April 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 March 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 November 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 October 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 October 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 September 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 August 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 March 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 December 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 December 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 November 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 September 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 June 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 2 June 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 March 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 March 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 14 February 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 January 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 1 January 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 October 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 October 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 30 September 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 September 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 May 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 April 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 March 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 October 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 October 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 September 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 July 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 June 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 2 June 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 13 May 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 5 May 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 April 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 March 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 February 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 January 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 January 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 October 2003
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 1 July 2003
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 8 May 1970
    IP and Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
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