Michael Miller

IM Campus Volunteer
flag-of-United-Kingdom

United Kingdom

Michael has been an accredited civil/commercial mediator since November 2019, and is currently in process of building his own practice in the UK.

Michael’s journey as a mediator began while he was a student at Jesus College, Cambridge.  As an undergraduate, he was heavily involved in inter-faith relations within the student-body. Each major faith was represented by a student-society, which appointed representatives to organise and advertise events focused on deepening understanding of each other’s traditions – something that students will take with them upon leaving university. In addition, Michael activity participated in the ‘Scriptural Reasoning’ programme run by the Faculty of Divinity, which brought together Muslim, Jewish and Christian students to engage with each tradition’s scriptures, focussing on texts sharing a common focus or theme. This was an excellent training ground for developing the core mediation skill of discovering consensus among competing voices.  

Michael is a firm believer in the value of ‘full-spectrum’ conflict-resolution: negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration. In March 2022, he completed training in conflict-management and negotiation with ADR-ODR, at the Dubai International Financial Centre, and received accreditation in May. He will be returning to Dubai in November 2022 to judge the international negotiation-competition to be hosted by ADR-ODR. Given that mediation is nothing other than facilitated negotiation, a solid grounding in negotiation-theory is a must for excellence in mediation!

Having received his PhD in Russian intellectual history from Cambridge in February 2022, Michael is currently retraining for legal practice, and will be looking to be called to the English Bar in 2023.

Featured IM Campus contributors

flag-of-Lithuania
Lithuania
Miglė is a lawyer and an active state-certified mediator. She is also a scientific expert on mediation, having concentrated on comparative aspects of laws on mediation in many European jurisdictions during her PhD research and her work with the CEPEJ Working Group on Mediation.
flag-of-Canada
Canada
Julian’s career began in ethics, where his expertise rests in the areas of mental health, pharmaceuticals, and emerging technologies. As a mediator, he has worked throughout the health care spectrum on conflicts related to informed consent, patient rights and many others. He is drawn to innovation and mediates conflicts that stem from emerging technologies/industries and the entrepreneurial spirit that comes with them.
flag-of-Singapore
Singapore
Ye-Min Wu has over 15+ years of experience as a diplomat, having represented Singapore at the United Nations (UN), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and World Trade Organization (WTO).
flag-of-China
China
As an established member of the Chambers of Ronny Wong S. C., Vod K. S. Chan is a barrister, international arbitrator and mediator practising in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK).
flag-of-Nigeria
Nigeria
Fola Alade is the Founder/ Principal Partner at FOTEFA Partners LP (Mediators & Mediation Advocates), a bespoke Mediation firm in Nigeria.