Philip Armitage

Philip Armitage

Philip is a highly motivated, commercially focussed individual with strong people skills and broad experience gained in Private Practice, in management and HR positions and in a part-time Judicial role.


Philip is a practising solicitor with over 25 years experience in dealing with Dispute Resolution and contentious employment work. He is an experienced advocate in the County Court and in the Employment Tribunal. 

In 2005, Philip was appointed as a Deputy District Judge and is experienced in dealing with both Civil and Family cases.

In March 2016, Philip established his own business offering Legal Consultancy Services to those requiring specialist dispute resolution and employment advice and services. He continues to support his own clients as a Director of a niche Commercial and Dispute Resolution Practice.

Philip has been a keen advocate of mediation in his own cases and now offers his services as a Mediator alongside his own client work, his part-time Judicial role and specialist legal consultation services. Having completed his training with London School of Mediation he has extended his offering to include workplace mediation.

Philip prides himself on his empathy, thoroughness and attention to detail. He is always well prepared and is focused on the importance of finding pragmatic and cost effective solutions.

The nature of Philip’s work is such that he has experience of dealing with a diverse range of behaviours and personalities and always adopts a clear, pragmatic and commercial approach to problems.

Philip has a particular interest in:

  • Contract and Consumer.
  • Motor and leisure Industry related cases.
  • Employment.
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation.
  • Property, neighbour and boundary disputes.
  • Partnership and business.
  • Personal Injury.
  • Professional negligence.


Civil Mediation Council.


Philip is a Solicitor and a Deputy District Judge. He is an accredited Civil, Commercial and workplace mediator.


“Philip is so easy to work with. He is very professional and has great attention to detail. He is always available to discuss issues and concerns and it is very reassuring that he is so good at his job…….. can’t recommend him highly enough”


Philip Armitage

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01423 874599


What does a mediation session cost?

The fee is usually split equally between the parties, unless they agree otherwise. We have a fee for 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours that includes administration, preparation, travel and the mediation. The parties usually provide the venue.

Areas of mediation

We can offer mediators in the following areas, although the list is not prescriptive:

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Property
  • Inheritance
  • Business disputes
  • Construction
  • Clinical negligence
  • Land
  • S106 planning
  • Professional negligence
  • Occupational stress
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Neighbour
  • Insurance claims
  • Workplace disputes
  • Contract
  • Partnership disagreements