Derek has a wealth of diverse dispute resolution experience, management and business development from one of the leading West Midlands Law firms, where he was one of the founding equity partners. Today, he manages construction and building disputes, commercial and property litigation, landlord, tenant and inheritance disputes and professional negligence.
He is an Accredited Mediator which qualification he gained from the renowned London School of Mediation.
He is a member of the Civil Mediation Council, the Property Litigation Association, the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the strangely named Pyramus and Thisbe Club (it is relevant to party wall litigation – ask him when you meet!).
Derek is a Governor at an independent charitable international boarding and day school in Herefordshire. He is also a Worcestershire Ambassador – it is a large group of business leaders with a common aim to promote Worcestershire as a place to ‘Work, Live or Visit’ and raising significant funds for local charities.
Alongside his family run property business, Derek likes to run, play tennis and spend time in the gym.
His role at Ellis Hass is to continue with his dispute resolution and mediation work and to assist with business development.
He is to head our new Worcester satellite office but also work from our principal Solihull office.