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Nino Simone

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Mediation comes naturally to Nino. His attentive listening skills and intuitive questioning style complement his natural abilities as a first class negotiator. Drawing on his professional career that has spanned more than 25 years Nino can share his first-hand knowledge of managing heavyweight and complex commercial and corporate disputes. He is also very aware of the importance clients place on finding the right balance between legal rights and commercially sensible solutions. Few mediators in the UK have the level of experience, ability and intuition that Nino is able to share in the mediation environment.

Professional Background

Nino is a Partner and Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution Team of a Top 100 law firm based in the East Midlands.  He specialises in all areas of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Health and Safety Prosecutions, Corporate and financial litigation, Civil and Commercial, Employment and Partnership Disputes, Utilities, Transport, Retail Professional Negligence and Contentious Intellectual Property.

Nino regularly mediates and represents clients in mediation proceedings. With over 15 years’ experience as a mediator Nino focuses on ensuring clients at a mediation settle on terms they are comfortable with.

Recent disputes have included:

  • Partnership disputes including solicitors, accountants and estate agents

  • Engineering disputes

  • Motor and other produce liability disputes

  • Construction/technical and supplier contracts

  • Professional negligence claims

  • Major Arbitration upon a contractual dispute



  • •“An experienced and competent mediator who was able to communicate effectively with my client and our legal team. He inspired trust in process when my client needed it most.”

  • “His technical knowledge was helpful in exploring risk; but he did so in a supportive and non evaluative way.”

  • “Good all-round mediator.”

  • “His professionalism and commitment to the process and the parties is unquestionable.”

Personal Interests

A keen interest in football (aside from supporting Derby County). He is Chairman of Network Derby (a local professional group) and is also on the Board of Quad, a local independent Arts and Cinema venture and member of the Institute of Credit Management. Dual nationality, Italian speaking and translating.


Areas of Specialism

  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Contract
  • Financial Services
  • Health & Safety
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Negligence
  • Transport

Get in Touch

ADR Group
The Dounsells, Mores Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5RZ

General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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