Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2022

Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2022 Nicola Scannell (nee Rogers) founded White Poppy Mediation having observed first hand that litigation through the courts at any level all too often can be an expensive, time consuming and emotionally exhausting way of attempting to resolve disputes, which seldom leads to wholly satisfactory results for everyone involved. Through White Poppy Mediation Nicola provides a voice of reason. She challenges her clients in a good way to resolve their disputes. She strongly believes that by approaching disputes in a professional and calm manner, the best possible outcome will be achieved at the earliest opportunity. Nicola’s approach is based on supporting people in understanding both that their opinions matter and that there are effective ways to present these in a way which avoids escalation to serious disagreements. Without using complicated or technical language Nicola focuses on facilitating a conversation that everyone is always able to follow while striving to achieve positive resolutions with her common-sense approach. Nicola’s exceptional attention to detail allows her quickly to cut through the disputes people are facing and support them in finding a resolution. Renowned as an expert who ‘takes her time to understand an issue’, Nicola employs her knowledge and strong skillsets to achieve the best possible outcome for those she helps. White Poppy Mediation offers mediation in a wide variety of scenarios, online and in person, including: • Disagreements around any area of public law • Disputes relating to civil and commercial law • Conflict within businesses and non-government organisations • Individuals and groups within the education sector • Intergenerational and inter-family disputes including wills and probate • Community disputes including neighbourhood disputes. Firm Profile Nicola Scannell Founder White Poppy Mediation CIVIL MEDIATOR OF THE YEAR Nicola has practised extremely successfully as a barrister at all levels including international courts, authored several leading legal textbooks, appeared as an expert before Parliamentary Select Committees, chaired the boards of, and managed various Non-Governmental Organisations and school Governing Bodies, and ran a successful construction and interior design business. Nicola’s wide experience and her straightforward, to-the-point approach has enabled her to promptly resolve issues concerning many different people in various walks of life. Nicola is a registered mediator with the Civil Mediation Council. About Nicola Scannell Contact Nicola Scannell E: T: 07555642272 87 UNITED KINGDOM

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