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Roger Isaacs

South West

Roger is committed to the principles of alternative dispute resolution. He has assisted clients of the firm and others in the settlement of commercial disputes both within the framework of litigation and outside it.

He has experience of a wide range of commercial dispute resolutions as mediator, advisor, expert witness and even on a few occasions when acting as an insolvency practitioner, as one of the disputing parties. He sits on the committee of the Association of South West Mediators and is a founder member of its Civil and Commercial Mediation Faculty.

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Local Panel

South West


Specialist Panel


Membership Level

Membership Level


Roger's Experience

Areas of Expertise
  • Accountancy disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Insolvency related litigation (including Wrongful Trading, Preferences, Fraudulent Trading, Transactions at Undervalue Unfair prejudice petitions Commercial disputes Commercial agency disputes
Mediation Style

Roger's  reputation is based on an ability to empathise with all parties in a dispute such as to win their trust and respect. His friendly and down-to-earth approach helps to disperse tensions so that the key issues can be identified and explored.

Mediation requires the parties to a dispute to find their own solution and Roger is keen to avoid giving his own opinions as to the respective merits or otherwise of each point of view. That said, he is not afraid of engaging in robust “reality testing” and his experience in expert determinations and his excellent commercial sense means that he is well able to judge when a party has unreasonable expectations or opinions as to the strength of its case.

Whilst remaining scrupulously fair and objective, he will question such beliefs so as to instill a sense of reality, which is usually the key to a successful settlement. Roger provides the same reality checks in commercial negotiations as in commercial disputes. In both cases, parties can benefit from help in reaching an objective understanding of the strength of their respective positions and the costs of failing to reach an agreement.

Importantly, neither side has to disclose its full position to the other but both can confide in the mediator. If it becomes apparent that there is the prospect of agreement, Roger can guide the parties to the deal or litigation settlement. If not, he can help the parties to stop wasting time, money and effort on fruitless negotiations.

Memberships & Advisory
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1992)
  • Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (1996)
  • Former Chair of the ICAEW Forensic Advisory Committee Licensed insolvency practitioner (1996)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator (2000)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (2002)
  • National Technical Director of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants
  • Former Chair of MGI Worldwide, a Top 20 global network of independent accountancy firms
  • Member of the Academy of Experts (2004)
  • ICAEW Accredited Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness (2010)
  • Accredited to issue Expert Determinations by the Academy of Experts (2013)
  • Committee member of the Association of South West Mediators Member of the Expert Witness Institute (2016)
  • Member of Resolution (2017)

Roger's Testimonials

Roger's keen analysis of a dispute allows him to see through to the heart of the issues. His calm and straightforward approach builds trust quickly and aids settlement.

Anna Phillips

Associate, Foot Anstey

Initially we were fairly sceptical about the value of mediation, but were pleasantly surprised by Roger's pragmatic and commercially-minded approach to the proceedings.

Melanie Davy

Business Computer Projects

Both I and my client enjoyed working with Roger Isaacs. He was realistic and pragmatic and very quicklu got to grips with the underlying dynamics. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Roger and instructing him in future cases.

Grahame Love

Partner, Napthens Solicitors


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