Janeen Achtar


Accredited Mediator




  • A huge advocate of mediation and other forms of Alterative Dispute Resolution
  • Lectured in Commercial Mediation and International Arbitration for 10 years
  • Mediates in all types of civil, commercial, workplace and employment disputes
  • Advanced Mediation training
  • Holds an LLM in International Law and International Relations, including dispute resolution
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution. Doctoral research focused on mediation and justice in the construction industry
  • Background in law and psychology, which gives an unique perspective in understanding the personal, emotional and legal aspects of disputes permitting to mediate each dispute with specific expertise as to sensitive issues involved..
  • Understands/speaks Urdu and Punjabi (less so)





  • RSPP Accredited Mediator
  • Registered Mediator Civil Mediation Council
  • Member of the Professional Mediators Association
  • MCIArb (Arbitration Pathway)
  • PGDip in International Dispute Resolution Dundee University
  • Certificate in Mediation Theory Dundee University
  • LLB/LLM Lancaster University
  • Doctoral Research Mediation and Justice
  • Association of Northern Mediators Management Board
  • Northern Dispute Resolution Services
  • Jewish Dispute Solutions





  • Business Debt/Banking
  • Building and Construction
  • Domestic Partnership and Property Rights
  • Divordce Settlement
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Rights and Abuse
  • Employment
  • Faith Based Conflict
  • Historic Sexual Abuse
  • Harassment and Bullying in Business
  • HMRC Pension Appeal
  • Partnership Dissolution
  • Wills ad Probate





2008-2009 Senior Lecturer in Law, Leeds Trinity University, Department of Business, Media and Marketing (0.5 Fractional Appointment)


2002-present Senior Lecturer in Law, laterally Mediation and International Arbitration on the MSC in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution


2001-2002 Regulatory Risk International Development and External Relations Officer at HBOS


2000 Research Associate/Legal Team Alder Hay Public Inquiry Goodman’s Law Firm, Liverpool





  • Relaxed and easily approachable with excellent knowledge of mediation theories and techniques.
  • Highly adaptable and not easily flustered when dealing with emotionally charged situations. As an academic, used to taking charge of the room, while at the same ensuring the self -determination and confidence of the participants, and winning their trust
  • Academic background and training in Psychology, allows to quickly identify and manage barriers and emotions which can present themselves in varying degrees in all mediations.  Intuitively she is able to offer new perspectives and avenues to the participants which focus on the wider interest of the parties and not just the present dispute. Keen to continue to work with parties to until a resolution is reached
  • Highly motivated with an excellent legal background.  Natural abilities to resolve disputes successfully more than ameliorates for present lack of practical mediation experience





  • Advance Mediation Training
  • Inheritance (Wills and Probate) Mediation
  • Vulnerable Adults and Elder Mediation
  • Workplace Mediation (CEDR Conversion)
  • Certificate in Mediation Theory





  • Founder, Director and Events Management, TangoYorkshire (Argentine Tango)
  • Event Manager and Competition Organiser Yorkshire Gymnastics (Women’s Artistic Division)


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