Clive Douglas

Clive is a Civil Mediation Council (CMC) registered civil & commercial mediator and solicitor with over 35 years’ legal experience working as a General Counsel and other senior in-house international legal roles for pharmaceuticals, IT/telecoms and property companies based in Europe and the UK and also in private practice law firms.

Clive is happy to mediate most types of disputes and disagreements, but his particular legal background and experience lends itself to helping individuals and businesses caught up in commercial, contract or property disputes to find practical and cost-effective solutions involving:

  • business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) commercial transactions and relationships;
  • transactions and relationships involving pharmaceuticals, intellectual property (IP), information technology (IT) and telecoms;
  • corporate law transactions and relationships, including business acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures;
  • commercial & residential property, planning, construction and construction-related disputes with professionals (e.g. architects and surveyors), ownership and use rights, boundary disputes, easements and covenants, landlord & tenant issues. Co

In addition to his qualifications as a civil & commercial mediator and solicitor, Clive has an LLB degree in Law (Warwick University), MBA degree in Business Administration (Bath University) and a Diploma in Telecommunications Law (Queen Mary, London University). Relevant to his mediation work, Clive has attended the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Executive Education course (PON Global). Clive is based in Wimbledon, SW London and is happy to conduct mediations online or in person and travel as required within the UK or internationally to do so.


“Clive has an abundance of commercial pragmatism together with a focus on solving the problem in a cordial and professional manner. I found him a delight to work with.”
– Allistair Booth, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

“Clive is a solution orientated and pragmatic mediator who has assisted us in resolving complex business conflicts. He is good at identifying the key issues and very capable at finding common ground and in communicating in a constructive manner to achieve a win-win solution”.
– Michael Elling, Director, Newstead Homes Ltd.

“Clive is a dedicated, personable and experienced lawyer, who is able to break down complicated issues in a pragmatic and workable way for the parties involved. His natural empathy and sense of humour are great tools to help parties in a dispute to come to the best possible solution.”
– Managing Director of a Dutch consulting legal services firm

“Clive is commercial and pragmatic, with an ability to look at the bigger picture to achieve sensible solutions.”
– Corporate Partner at Top 20 law firm

“Clive is a very thorough, able and professional lawyer who gives pragmatic and commercial advice. He is able to combine well the essential “eye for detail” required as a solicitor with a strong feel for the bigger picture. Clive is an extremely amiable, affable and conscientious individual, who is a pleasure to work with.”
– Life Sciences Partner at AmLaw Top 30 firm

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7504 7071 ext 2109