Louisa Weinstein (Associate)

l.weinstein@doughtystreet.co.uk
Louisa Weinstein (Associate)
Profile

Louisa is an experienced mediation and trainer having practiced since 2004.  She has carried out extensive mediations covering property, construction, corporate-commercial, shareholder disputes, media with a range of corporate, public sector and high profile clients.  She is also a regular contributor to the Civil Mediation Council having also spoken at the Annual Conference this year. 

 

Louisa’s practice is highly commercial, flexible and focussed on the needs of the parties whilst being sensitive to commercial pressures and demands.  She adapts her approach according to the situation and the individual ensuring that the parties have the opportunity to be responsible for and in charge of their conflict.  Louisa stakes her reputation on her integrity, care, and professionalism. 

 

Louisa’s clients range from backgrounds including Financial Services, Property, Telecommunications, Insurance, Fashion, Media, Not for profit, SMEs, Public Sector and Planning.  Recent clients include A&N Media, Associated Newspapers, UK Telehouse, Slaughter and May, Westminster Action Network on Disability, Zatchi and private individuals.

 

Feedback from Parties and advisors

“very impressed by the quality of work put in both in the mediation and behind the scenes”
“Louisa  played a significant role in helping us reach a very useful result”
“Louisa displayed real skill and empathy during the mediation… prepared very thoroughly”
“Louisa was very helpful in guiding the process”
“Good understanding of the parties and how to deal with them”.

 

*Louisa is an Associate member of chambers, providing mediation services. She is not a qualified barrister and as such cannot accept instructions for reserved legal services.

Mediation

Recent Mediations include:
Commercial contracts

  • Supply contract dispute: between commercial (PLC) and public body with ongoing relationship
  • Dispute between Japanese fashion house and UK supplier relating to fees and quality of work
  • Breach of contract: dispute between charterer and agent of overseas shipping manufacturer
  • Breach of contract between Information Technology Provider and Church
  • Dispute between private equity investor and management with respect to warranties

Professional Negligence 

  • Professional negligence claim with respect to the provision of legal advice by a law firm to two separate claimants
  • Professional negligence claim by an individual against a Hospital Trust and their insurers

Building Disputes

  • Dispute between builder and Estate Agency valuing in excess of £1,000,000
  • Dispute including claim and counterclaim between builder and client involving insurers
  • Dispute between residents relating to alleged breach of planning permissions
  • Numerous disputes involving building contractors and private clients including the involvement of insurers
  • Numerous neighbourhood disputes
  • Workplace and Employment Mediations
  • 20 Director mediation and facilitation between director/shareholders
  • Dispute relating to the buy-out by one director of a fashion business
  • Workplace mediation between two senior managers post investigation
  • Workplace mediation following allegations of bullying and harassment

Actions against the Police

  • Claim against the police for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment

 

Education

1997 – 1999 College of Law, London LPC and CPE        
1990 – 1994 University of Leeds BA Hons in French and Italian 2:1 Distinction in French
 

Memberships

Lawworks, a probono mediation panel

Association of Cambridge Mediators

Camden Community Mediation service

The Conflict Resolution Centre

 

Languages

French

Italian

Publications

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