Patrick Deale

Patrick is a coach and assessor on the Conflict Dynamics Commercial Mediator Skills training course. He was accredited as a commercial mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) (UK) in 2007 and is a member of the Conflict Dynamics Panel of mediators.

Patrick has worked in law and alternative dispute resolution for 25 years in a wide range of industries and sectors. As a senior legal executive for a listed company, he gained first-hand experience of the issues business managers and employees deal with day-to-day.

Patrick co-founded Tokiso Dispute Settlement (Pty) Ltd in 2000 where he was full-time CEO for six years. He is a highly skilled and experienced labour and employment advisor, negotiator, mediator, labour arbitrator and facilitator. He also serves as Acting Judge of the Labour Court of South Africa.

He is the co-author of the Labour Relations Handbook, published by Juta, and has been a regular host of the Labour Line on Talk Radio 702. Patrick established Deale Attorneys to focus on the opportunity to improve and build successful South African business relationships, in partnership with business clients. The firm specializes in labour law and commercial mediation services.

Patrick is available to train in English.