Tessa is a Director of the London School of Mediation and has been mediating since qualifying in 2014. She is a solicitor with considerable experience of catastrophic injury cases. She spent 14 years with leading law firm Irwin Mitchell where she specialised in brain & spinal cord cases of the utmost severity & complexity. Tessa runs her own legal consultancy assisting law firms with their complex high-value cases in addition to mediating.
Having seen how protracted and emotionally costly litigation can be, Tessa is passionate about the mediation process as an alternative. Given her background, she is perfectly placed to mediate the toughest dispute being able to cut through key issues of risk and cost, both financial and emotional, for the participants. Tessa has been involved with community mediation for a charity in Leeds.
She is able to fully utilise her experience to mediate any type of dispute. Her approachable nature combined with her ability to communicate in the most difficult situations makes her an ideal mediator.
Tessa qualified as a solicitor in 1996. Having spent many years working for Irwin Mitchell, she trained as an accredited mediator with the London School of Mediation in 2014. Since then she has joined the Faculty delivering mediation training and coaching on the accredited course before becoming a Director in 2017. Tessa also consults for Bond Solon and regularly delivers training on expert witness and complaints investigation courses.
'Tessa is a most effective organiser and communicator. She has first class interpersonal skills,'
'Tessa was patient and non-judgmental throughout.'
'We had been acting for a client who had been injured through the negligence of a doctor. The case had gone on for many years without a breakthrough. Both sides decided that mediation may resolve the dispute. Through Tessa's skills, after a long day, the case settled, providing finality for all sides. Tessa was both fair and respectful towards our client, eliciting helpful information. Truth Legal would recommend Tessa Herman as a mediator.”