Michael Farrier

Civil & Commercial, and Workplace Mediator

About Michael

Michael has acted as mediator for over 20 years, helping businesses, employees and individuals resolve their disputes. He is recognised by the Directories as “A Leading Individual, Michael is experienced in conducting civil and workplace mediations”.


He acts as both a Civil and Commercial, and also a Workplace Mediator.


Michael has also over 30 years experience as a solicitor where he specialises in employment and litigation. He also regularly acts as advisor and mediation advocate to parties to judicial and private mediations.

Professional Background

  • Qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 1985
  • Dual accredited in the UK with the ADR Group and in the USA with ICLEF (State of Indiana)
  • Registered with the Civil Mediation Council as a Civil, Commercial and Workplace Mediator
  • Partner and Founder of Employment Law Group, Boyes Turner LLP 1997
  • Regular Trainer, Coach, Presenter, Writer and Speaker on mediation and ADR.


“Thank you for your help – it was excellent as always and I have already e-mailed members of chambers to recommend you to them in the event that they have mediations in the near future” Counsel to party to Civil and Commercial Mediation 2016


“Michael’s mediation skills either in person or coaching, for me, have assisted our business in avoiding conflict and litigation” Internal Mediation Business Client 2016

Mediation Experience

Michael has conducted approaching 100 Civil & Commercial, and Workplace mediations and has considerable experience of assisting clients through the mediation process.


He has conducted mediations in the following UK sectors : health, IT & Technology, motor, media & PR, legal, medical devices, construction, publishing, police and travel sectors.


He acts for many household names, both clients and non-clients, as mediator disputes between directors, officers and employees and in conflict situations across, and between departments and teams. He also acts for and advises businesses in establishing and managing ADR and internal mediation schemes.


Michael has also participated in and observed mediations in the USA in the following law practice areas: wills and probate, personal injury, partnership and labour.


In 2006 he was accredited by ICLEF in the State of Indiana, USA as a Civil & Commercial Mediator and is an Assistant Trainer with ICLEF at its Annual Civil & Commercial Mediation Training Programme.

Mediation Areas

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Product Liability Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Workplace Disputes