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About John O'Sullivan

John is a senior Bay St civil litigator with substantial courtroom experience. He practiced as a partner in "Big Law" for 25 years. He withdrew in 2012 to set up his own civil and estates litigation practice that avoids the hourly rate model wherever possible. John offers "referred advocacy" services to lawyers and the public. He is a passionate promoter of law for innovation, and rules of civil procedure that allow litigants to get their matters in front of a judge for determination. He is a mandatory mediation sceptic. He questions the increasingly popular view that a lawyer has failed the client if settlement is not achieved, and they end up at the courtroom door.

Posts by John O'Sullivan

Trusts Litigation Symposium, London

Quantum Physics and Mediation

Limited Scope Retainers

Judicial Mediation

Modern Advocacy

Getting It Right

The Human Cost of the Adversarial System.

Sacred Cows and Stumbling Blocks

Reverberations for Real Estate Agents

Law & Lit

Lawyers’ Self Governance Under Threat?

Hot Tubbing – Evolution in Litigation

The Course of Law

The Bar’s Turn

Babies and Bath Water