No5 Barristers’ Chambers are delighted to announce that Kawsar Zaman has been accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Kawsar enjoys a diverse practice as a Barrister working on matters spanning from Employment and Regulatory to Public Law. He has appeared before a range of courts and specialist tribunals. He is regularly instructed in complex matters, often beyond his level of call.

Kawsar’s wide legal knowledge and experience is supplemented by a firm understanding of what is required of mediators, including: a commitment to putting parties back in control; a detailed understanding of the facts and key issues; an ability to build rapport with and listen to all participants; an appreciation of the need to maintain momentum; and an ability to explore practical solutions to problems. Ultimately, Kawsar recognises that mediation is designed to resolve disputes to avoid costly and protracted litigation. Kawsar is acknowledged in his leadership and dispute resolution qualities as a current and former director, trustee, and governor of various national and international charities and organisations. These are invaluable skills in reaching successful outcomes in mediations.

Head of the Employment Group, Mugni Islam-Choudhury commented, “Kawsar’s accreditation as a mediator is great news. He is a respected practitioner and parties will now have the benefit of his skills as an accredited mediator. He is a welcome addition to the excellent ADR team at No5 Barristers’ Chambers.”