Avinder Laroya

Avinder Laroya, Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator,


Founder of Minute Mediation


I am a CEDR accredited Mediator, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), registered with the Civil Mediation Council (“CMC”) and the International Mediation Institute (“IMI”). I am also a Solicitor authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. As an expert civil and commercial mediator, I’ve also undertaken specialist training in workplace and online mediation ODR. I am a specialist in international dispute settlement with an LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS).


Mediation Style and Approach


  • My passion lies in being a Peace Builder. With so much conflict in the world, my aim is to bring resolution, helping others to explore possibilities, break deadlock and arrive at decisions efficiently and effectively.
  • I am inspired and motivated by the mediation process which goes beyond litigation- supporting and ushering parties to explore emotional aspects of their conflict and decision-making styles. This further ensures that parties can “live” with their agreed upon decisions and outcomes.
  • I have a strong mediator mindset with a natural ability to recognise sources of conflict easily in others and in my own relationships. I am versed in stepping back and questioning myself on how I could communicate better, explore possibilities, define and resolve disputes.
  • Through my own personal development journey, and being an experienced Lawyer, Arbitrator and Mediator, I understand the psychology of human nature. I help my clients to understand their own personality and conflict styles thereby increasing their self-awareness.
  • With a high emotional intelligence profile, I help my clients to better connect with themselves which helps them to understand why they are stuck in deadlock. This unlocks several success factors for my clients: ability to build trust quickly; ability to see mediation as an opportunity to test reality and to explore possibilities; reassurance that they are free to leave at any time; manage expectations on any guarantee of settlement, etc.
  • With my extensive training and experience, I have a trained and natural ability to identify barriers and opportunities for resolving the conflict and to design a structure and process for the set time.
  • I also have a strong cross-cultural understanding which supports me in putting my clients at ease and in trust building.
  • I have Specialist Training in Workplace and Online Mediation (“ODR”), I am willing to travel nationally and internationally. Currently based between UK and Geneva, Switzerland.

Avinder has been a private practice lawyer for two decades, with a background in commercial property working for London firms before setting up her own legal practice Serenity Law LLP (www.serenitylaw.co.uk) in 2010 in London. In 2014 following her passion for alternative dispute settlement, Avinder qualified as a Chartered Arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and completed an LLM in International Dispute settlement at MIDS in Geneva.

  • Professional negligence
  • Property development
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Joint Ventures
  • Construction/building disputes
  • IP disputes
  • Financial services
  • Tax disputes
  • Supply contracts
  • Cross border disputes
  • Agency and franchise agreements
  • Partnership and business
  • Shareholder rights
  • Racial discrimination
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Civil Mediation Council
  • International Mediation Institute
  • Law Society of England & Wales



Conflict Management


Dispute Resolution


Contract Breaches