Mediators

Martin Ellis
  • Title: Director – Commercial Services
  • Email: martinellis@mediationmk.org.uk
  • Tel: 07745 849207
Chris Makin
  • Title: ADR Consultant
  • Email: adr@mediationmk.org.uk
  • Tel: 033 3303 1295
Mike Faulkner
  • Title: ADR Consultant
  • Email: adr@mediationmk.org.uk
  • Tel: 033 3303 1295
Harvinder Singh Bhurji
  • Title: ADR Consultant
  • Email: adr@mediationmk.org.uk
  • Tel: 033 3303 1295

Martin Ellis FCA

Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and became a Fellow (FCA) in 1998.

He has worked for commercial, not for profit and charitable organisations in senior financial management and internal audit roles for organisations such as British Aerospace, BBC, Carbon Trust, Cranfield University, Berkhamsted School and Community Action Dacorum

Martin is a CEDR accredited commercial mediator and is also the Service Director of Mediation MK.

Having worked in senior industry positions and as a consequence experienced commercial conflict and disputes, Martin is well placed to explain and offer the benefits of mediation to resolve commercial, civil, consumer and workplace disputes.

Chris Makin

Chris Makin is a chartered accountant with vast experience, firstly as a general practitioner and for the last 30 years as a forensic accountant and expert witness. Previously National Head of Litigation Support in a national firm, he continues to use his talents as forensic accountant on the most challenging assignments, and he also practises civil and commercial mediation – his first love – with expert determinations for good measure

Chris acts as forensic accountant and expert witness in many cases including civil, family and criminal cases, as well as professional tribunals and public enquiries. He is equally comfortable acting for the Claimant/Applicant as for the Defendant/Respondent, or as Single Joint Expert and mediator

Mike Faulkner FCII CIP

Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and an Accredited Mediator. He has over 40 years of professional expertise to call on ranging from advocacy in the small claims court to supervising a complex dispute all the way to the Supreme Court in 2014, as an expert witness in the County Court and Crown Court on personal injury and fraud matters.

He qualified as a mediator with the London School of Mediation in 2008 and set up a panel of mediators approved by the Civil Mediation Council later that year. Soon afterwards he was invited to join a working party that presented to the Ministry of Justice on the opportunities for mediation within the fast track/Portal procedure.

Since setting up as an independent consultant in 2012 he has been appointed onto several well established accredited mediation panels and is instructed frequently by a global FTSE 100 Organisation for workplace disputes

As a mediator he deals with a variety of matters that often bring him into personal contact with legal professionals representing their client’s interests and unrepresented parties who may have personal disputes or complaints where they believe they are simply not being listened to. He understands that emotions often run high and as a mediator offers a calming pragmatic approach with excellent communication skills. He has a flair for finding the common ground

Recent mediations include multi-party commercial liability, breach of contract, workplace, landlord/tenant retained deposit disputes, underground works, shareholding/equity, family.

Harvinder Singh Bhurji

Harvinder qualified in 2002 with the Academy of Experts as a Accredited Commercial Mediator. Since then his achievements include:

  • Qualified Dispute Resolver QDR (M).
  • 2006: ADR Group Accredited Commercial Mediator.
  • 2006: Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – MCIArb.
  • 2006: Chartered Management Institute Qualified Manager
  • Diploma in Management Level 5, MCMI.
  • 2007: CEDR Accredited Commercial Mediator.
  • 2007: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Tutor, Accreditation
  • Assessor, Global Teaching Faculty Member, Mediation Trainer.
  • 2011: UK Mediation Accredited Workplace & Community Mediator.
  • 2013: Qualified Trainer, Associate Teacher

Mediation Experience

  • 16+ year’s mediation experience.
  • Mediated over 1000 civil, commercial, workplace, employment, family, neighbour disputes covering all sectors with a 90% success rate.
  • Face to face, court referred / time limited, telephone mediations.
  • Mediated disputes with values from a few hundred pounds, up to several millions of Pounds, Euros, US Dollars & Indian Rupees.
  • Mediated 2 party and multi party disputes
  • Covers the whole UK , as well as internationally, has mediated in Germany, Italy, Singapore, Cyprus, India, Turkey & Holland.
  • Mediated community, victim offender, & homelessness disputes.
  • Fluently speaks English as well as Punjabi, and is able to understand Hindi & Urdu. Conducted mediations in Punjabi and translated them into English, as well as translating Hindi & Urdu into English.
  • Conciliated complaints against NHS professionals.
  • Arbitrated in housing disrepair cases.