About Winsom Gordon Mediation

Winsom is an experienced solicitor (currently non practising) previously specialising in professional indemnity claims primarily against the Solicitors profession.

ADR Qualifications
ADR Group Civil and Commercial Accredited Mediator: 2005 and 2016

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Associate Examination: 2002

Professional Memberships
Law Society

ADR-ODR International Panel

Member of the Civil Mediation Council

Professional Experience
Winsom has over twenty years specialist experience of investigating, advising on and settling professional indemnity claims against solicitors. She spent 15 years at the Solicitors Indemnity Fund as a Solicitor Claims Handler between 1990 and 2005 advising upon claims across the spectrum of the solicitors practice including; residential and commercial transactions, personal injury and medical negligence, landlord and tenant, matrimonial and financial disputes, wills and probate, civil and commercial litigation. She also provided advice and guidance to the solicitors’ profession on risk and claims avoidance and was involved in the structuring and presentation of a nationwide program of risk management seminars for solicitors. The Fund was at the forefront of mediating claims brought against solicitors and she represented the Fund at a great number of mediations.

As a Senior Claims Advisor at Victor O Schinnerer & Co ( Underwriter) between 2006 and 2007, she advised on claims against construction and design professionals, architects, engineers, solicitors and accountants. She also advised on insurance, policy and coverage issues. She again specialized in advising and settling claims against solicitors when employed at Fishburns/DWF LLP as a Solicitor Senior Claims Handler between 2010 and 2015. She represented the Insurer client at various mediations including multi party mediations.

On qualification as a solicitor her practice included matrimonial and financial disputes, personal injury claims, civil and commercial disputes, liquor licensing applications and advocacy in the Magistrates, County and High Court.

Winsom currently sits as an experienced education panel member volunteer on a School Admissions Appeal Panel in North Kent. She was previously the Chair of Governors at an Infant School.

Mediation Style Winsom has been informed by observers that she has a wonderful tone when communicating with parties and that she is engaging and genuine. She is flexible and approachable and works hard to put the parties at ease whilst focusing on resolution of the problems. She is keen to bring to the forefront of the parties’ minds the commercial realities of a prolonged dispute, not just in terms of the financial outlay but also the stress that is often involved and the impact in respect of any ongoing relationships.

Winsom is also a community mediator with the Tower Hamlets Mediation Project – which won the Community Mediation Programme/Initiative of the Year at the 2018 National Mediation Awards.

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