Henry Brown An attorney South Africa (1962) and an English solicitor (1975), Henry retired from legal practice in 2005, focusing on mediation, training and writing. He worked as a civil-commercial and a family mediator from 1985 to 2012, when he wound down his mediation practice. Henry has run mediation training courses and workshops in England, Hong Kong, South Africa, Denmark and Iceland.
On the original training faculty of CEDR, he also co-established the training programme for the Family Mediators Association (of which he is a founding Vice-President) and set up the mediation programme for the family lawyers’ organisation, Resolution (and was its first Director of Mediation). He has developed courses and workshops on various topics including mediating with high conflict personalities.
Henry was author of the Law Society’s Report on civil and commercial ADR (1991) and co-author with Arthur Marriott QC of ADR Principles and Practice (1993, 1999 and 2011/12). He also co-wrote a lawyers’ training book/DVD in 2006 on Managing Difficult Divorce Relationships. He has contributed to other books including Clinical Risk Management; Conflict management in the Family Field; and Mediating IT disputes in the UK.
Henry is a PIM Senior Mediator Emeritus. Until his retirement, he was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); a Member of the CPR Institute of Dispute Resolution’s International Panel of Distinguished Neutrals (New York); an Advanced Practitioner member of the US Association for Conflict Resolution; and a Practitioner Member of the Law Society’s commercial mediation panel. He has honorary life membership of the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) and ADR Group.
He received the Danish Mediation Institute’s inaugural award for his work in developing mediation in Denmark; the CMC’s 2013 Lord Slynn Prize for developing mediation in the UK; and the International Academy of Mediators’ 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Henry lives in Whitstable, Kent, and is a member of the Kent Liberal Jewish Community.