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All members of Chambers are specialist advocates and each have their own particular areas of expertise and practice. Full details are provided in the individual barrister profiles. You may also be interested in instructing a member of Chambers under the Direct Access scheme. If so, please go to the Public Access page of this website to find out more.

Most of our practices are built around a core of civil common law work, but extend into other related areas.  For a full description of each of our main work areas please click on the links below.  Alternatively, for details of members with expertise in each practice area, please telephone our Clerking team on 0207 092 2900.

Mediation (ADR)

Members of Chambers are regularly engaged as mediators, adjudicators, facilitators and other third party neutrals offering early evaluation. Independent chairmen can be provided for round table meetings.

1 Chancery Lane operates its own Mediation Service which provides experienced mediators at highly competitive rates and can make available a dedicated modern venue.

Chambers is particularly strong in mediation advocacy, strategy and document preparation and has over the last 12 months provided lead party representatives on over 30 occasions in mediated Professional Indemnity claims (involving solicitors, architects, engineers and accountants), Contractual recovery, Travel, Banking and Insurance, Trusts and Estates, Boundaries and Easements, Personal Injury, Employment, Franchising, and Consumer Credit.  Andrew Goodman is the author of  the practitioner book Effective Mediation Advocacy – A Guide for Practitioners (3rd edn. 2016 Mediation  Publishing) and the consumer guide Preparing for Mediation (2015 Mediation Publishing).  In addition Chambers is strongly represented in the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates”.

Members of Chambers are particularly suited to undertake round table meetings as a form of case disposal, and 1 Chancery Lane's conference rooms are available for the purpose.

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