Mediation Services

Mark Manley was accredited as a Mediator in 1999. Since then he has participated in over 260 mediations and been appointed as Mediator in nearly 200 Mediations.

Mark is nationally ranked by Chambers and Partners for his work in this field.

In April 2012 Mark became a member of CEDR Chambers – an invitation-only set of the leading Mediators in the UK.

Mark is a panel Mediator for Sports Resolutions and is also a member of the Association of Northern Mediators and Early Resolutions.

Mark has mediated a wide variety of disputes from libel claims, intellectual property issues, employment law disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, unfair prejudice claims, and professional negligence disputes to film and TV format claims and solicitors partnership break-ups.

He has mediated many sporting disputes including player transfer and negotiation break-down to disputes between governing bodies and Clubs.

Mark is noted in Chambers for his “robust” style of mediation geared towards moving parties to settlement.


Contact Mark Manley on 01244 230000.

  • Clear leaders in field and preparation of cases is second to none

    Tom Handley Senior Clerk Exchange Chambers

  • I've enjoyed working with Mark many times through the years.

    Martin O'Shea Bold Management Ltd

  • Leanne is a highly talented and hardworking solicitor. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

    Louis Browne Exchange Chambers

  • Knows what he is talking about, trustworthy and honest.

    Stan Boardman

  • Always been very good and honest. Tells you the up and down sides so there's no surprises. Always available , always in contact.

    Lisa McGorrin

  • Mark recently helped my company to unlock a complex legal problem, through skilled negotiation achieved excellent results.

    Ed Lattimer MD, Senar Engineering Ltd

  • Great person to have on your side. Great ability to interpret complex issues and gives sound and and clear advice. Pro-active.

    Phil Tottey

  • We work with lots of solicitors. Marks flair, charisma and strategy make him stand out.

    Peter Farrington Probe Investigations UK

  • Mark is a first class guy to work with. He is a very good mediator and a thorough and able lawyer.

    Elizabeth Ward Owner, Virtuoso Legal

  • I've used Mark and his team for 20 years - I wouldn't dream of using anyone else. Mark has never let me down - always perfect.

    Gary Dean MD, Leisure Information Services Ltd

  • One of the leading Media Lawyers in the Country. I've worked both with and on the other side of the fence from him and his reputation is richly-deserved.

    Steve Kunciewiez Bermans Solicitors

  • Mark is a clear leader in his field. His drive, experience and knowhow are all part of his offering.

    Ian Ayre Managing Director, Liverpool FC

  • My kind of lawyer - Straight talking, clear advice.

    Jason Tyldesley Managing Director, Sofaworks