About Janus Mediation Services

Janus Mediation Services: Director & Lead Practitioner Richard Bull

Retired Police Officer and Company Director

I served for 31 years as a police officer. As a senior negotiator in the service for over a decade I dealt with every imaginable situation — from kidnap and hostage crises to internal police investigations. Thanks to this experience I bring well honed skills to the practice of mediation —hard won expertise from out in the real world.

Alongside my police career I have been hands-on director of one of the largest privately owned transport companies in the country. I brought my skills to bear on the complex situations encountered in business — from boardroom disputes, finance negotiations to health & safety cases and contractual issues.

With effective communication and consideration, I believe it is possible to resolve any dispute fairly — with universal human values at the centre of things. I am passionate about the power of mediation — simply because I have facilitated resolution in so many different situations.

Mediation is a potent alternative to costly and often traumatic litigation. My practice is all about bringing together people with diverse skill sets to facilitate a process that works for all. Real-world professionalism and rigour is at the heart of everything I do.

Mediation should, I believe, be available to all and as such I work for two charities as a volunteer mediator, Resolve West in Bristol and The Free Mediation Project which runs out of the Royal Courts of Justice.

I am also associated with Normanton Chambers (London and Taunton) and part of the faculty for the Society of Mediators.

A very retired rugby player but still fan and passionate golfer playing very badly off a handicap of 7 thus easily beaten.

Normanton Chambers The Society of Mediators

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