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Press Release - ADR Group New Ownership

6 September 2016


ADR Group is pleased to announce Mark Belford, formerly the Head of Dispute Resolution Services, has acquired the Company and is now Managing Director.

Established 27 years ago, ADR Group was the first mediation services provider in the UK.  Former Chairman and founder Richard Schiffer says “I am both proud and delighted to hand over the business to Mark who has the talent, commercial acumen and enthusiasm to lead the ADR Group to continued success and second generation development”.

The sale was concluded in August and will see the London based operation further capitalise on its unique model of mediation services with a concerted drive into new markets, backed by roll-out plans for new and improved products and services.

Mark Belford commented “This is an exciting opportunity.  The steady growth of the mediation market and the increasing pressures placed on the court system promises huge potential for the ADR Group.  I intend to build on the experience I have gained from my time at ADR Group and previously at Chambers to accelerate its growth taking advantage of ADR Group’s unique market position.  I look forward to working with our mediators and stakeholders to take the company forward developing products and services to meet the demands of this evolving market.  This is a significant milestone in the evolution of ADR Group and I am thankful to Richard Schiffer who will remain on as Senior Adviser’.


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