Listed in the first tier of mediator rankings of both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories (and in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediators), Jon Lang is recognised as one of the top mediators in the UK.
CEDR accredited, Jon became a full-time mediator in May 2005, having spent almost twenty years as a solicitor in private practice, the last six as a partner in the disputes group of White & Case in London.
Jon is a past Chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.
"Among the best of the best", Jon Lang at In Place of Strife is one of the UK’s busiest mediators, and continues to mediate heavily in IP/IT, construction/engineering, probate and shareholder disputes, as well as in general commercial matters. He "brings to the commercial mediation table a very particular and highly effective combination of commercial astuteness, deftly placed humour, and unerring ability to read a room".
The "tenacious and patient" Jon Lang is a highly experienced practitioner. He attracts praise from market sources for his excellent communication skills and ability to "understand the case and commercial needs of the clients". His expertise spans a broad range of areas, including banking and financial services, fraud, employment, insurance and professional negligence.
Regularly instructed on heavy-duty disputes in a wide array of disciplines, Jon Lang is described by one source as being on the "A-team – he'll be one of the top mediators for years to come". In addition to formidable expertise in commercial areas such as IP and IT, Lang is renowned for his handling of disputes in fields including construction, probate and partnership, with sources commenting that "he's able to really get to the bones of a matter then hold a mirror up to both parties about what their case really looks like".
The "extremely hard working and well-prepared" Jon Lang at In Place of Strife takes a "constructive, diligent and focused approach to securing settlement". He is lauded for both his "gentle manner, which encourages compromise" and "incredible persistence in reaching a deal". A further strength is his ability to "develop a relationship with each of the parties …”
Jon Lang at In Place of Strife is "a premier league mediator" who is "highly efficient and effective in a wide range of disputes". Lawyers appreciate the fact that "he doesn’t pull any punches if clients are being silly, and cuts through all the game-playing". Despite having a broad practice, he "has particular experience of disputes with an IP angle", and "has an outstanding record of settling cases that appear intractable".
In addition to professional information about Jon this website offers some useful mediation resources for those preparing for or involved in mediation and dispute resolution.