- Solicitor since 1978
- Partner with Middleton & Upsall LLP, Warminster and Westbury
- Collaborative Lawyer
- Trained Mediator
- Director of Mediation Wiltshire & West
A large part of his legal practice work has concerned civil and commercial litigation, specialising in professional negligence, Trust and Will disputes, but also a wide range of general cival/commercial issues involving, for example, property disputes including equitable interests in properties.
He is a qualified Solicitors Advocate (Civil), a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, a member and past-President of the Gloucester and Wiltshire Incorporated Law Society and a qualified civil mediator.
Chris’ interests outside of his work include cooking, collecting fine wine and trekking (in all parts of the world) for charity.
- Qualified Solicitor with over 30 years experience
- Solicitors Advocate (Civil)
- Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
- Qualified Civil Mediator
Colin Lambert has over 25 years experience of working in Dispute Resolution initially as an Arbitrator working with landlord and tenant disputes.
His working life started as a secondary school teacher working in a London comprehensive school for six years, whilst playing premiership rugby for Harlequins. After qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1985 he built and subsequently sold Lamberts Chartered Surveyors a £2m turnover business in the City of London. In 2002 he qualified as a Royal Yachting Association sailing instructor and specialised in taking novice crews on transatlantic and offshore adventures whilst building and running Devon Sailing a Royal Yachting Association Sailing School. Recent years has seen him complete a foundation course in Psychotherapy and Counselling in addition to qualifying as a Family, Civil and Commercial Mediator.
Colin’s depth and breadth of experience is invaluable when building an understanding of client’s needs, hopes and aspirations. In particular his extensive knowledge of finance, property and asset valuations (he is a registered Chartered Valuation Surveyor) assist clients in the preparation of Open Financial Summaries.
In addition he is a trustee and director of Mediation Dorset where he undertakes charitable work as community mediator.
He lives with his wife of 34 years in Sherborne Dorset and is due to become a Grandfather in the summer of 2013. His hobbies include sailing, skiing and watching Arsenal with his grown up son and daughter.
- Certificate of Education, Loughborough University
- Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Royal Yachting Association Ocean Sailing Instructor
- Foundation Course in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents College London
- Civil Mediator, Regents College London
- Civil & Commercial Mediator, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
- Family Mediator, Family Mediators Association
Alison has over thirty years of experience in family law. She has been head of the family law department at her practice, which has offices in Frome and Wells for 25 years. She is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer. As a mediator Alison will work impartially with the couple concerned to explore options and find long lasting solutions to their own issues. The process short circuits the often lengthy exchange of solicitor’s letters, but more importantly, enables the parties to decide on their own outcomes, reducing considerably the expense of any court process.