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Mr John Abbott

Country of Residence: United Kingdom

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Specialism: Commercial (general); Construction & Engineering; Corporate; Intellectual Property; Property / Real Estate

Areas of Interest: Adjudication; Arbitration



John Abbott is an accredited mediator offering facilitative mediation.

John is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team at Laytons LLP

Previously John served head of Dispute Resolution at Silverman Sherliker LLP for over 20 years He has also served as its managing partner.

After qualifying as a solicitor in 1987, John decided to specialise in litigation. Since then, John has developed a highly successful dispute resolution practice. He represents clients in High Court and arbitral proceedings, covering civil, commercial and property and construction disputes. He has specialisms in contractual disputes, shareholder and director disputes, intellectual property rights and property litigation. He has considerable experience dealing with both high value and complex matters, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues.

John has over 20 years’ experience, of a range of mediations. He firmly believes that mediation offers participants an opportunity to achieve a pragmatic, commercial and expeditious resolution, thus saving both time and costs.


John maintains that no matter how complex a dispute and no matter how entrenched people are, it is nearly always possible for participants to achieve a mediated solution. It is for this reason, that John has successfully promoted mediation as an alternative to the expensive, time consuming, risky and emotionally-fraught process of litigation.

John’s qualities

John has a well-earned reputation as a first-class listener and someone with real people skills. He engenders confidence as the mediator and in the mediation process. Whilst maintaining neutrality, John works to assist participants to consider the key underlying issues, to identify their real objectives and to move towards their own solutions. John recognises that the flexibility of mediation can often help in meeting these goals.

Fees and travel

John will be pleased to consider any proposed appointment and aims to ensure that his fees are always commensurate with the nature and value of the case.


London School of Mediation

Civil Mediation Council


John is married with three grown up children. He is a keen rugby follower and for many years was a successful rugby coach. He also enjoys hiking and travel.

Contact details

John Abbott
Laytons LLP
2 More London Riverside
London SE1 2AP

Tel: 020 7842 8000