Mediation

Mediation

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers includes CEDR and other accredited mediators. We can offer mediation and ADR in the form of early neutral evaluation, as required.

Our experience

Our barristers are active as trained mediators in both the private and public sectors:

  • in the public sector, we have been actively involved in training the Treasury solicitors in mediation skills, educating central government about the usefulness of mediation and guiding various departments through mediation process and mediating disputes involving government departments. At the local government level, we have been involved in similar initiatives, as well as formulating with CEDR the best means for resolving local government disputes.

Our barristers are well placed and qualified to confidently perform in the following areas of expertise:

  • international practice (including disputes in Africa, Australia, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman, Dubai, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Caribbean and the USA)
  • civil and commercial work
  • clinical negligence
  • construction disputes
  • community care
  • costs
  • education
  • employment
  • environmental and planning
  • housing
  • judicial review
  • local authority disputes
  • personal injury
  • professional liability
  • property (including Landlord & Tenant Act disputes)
  • public law
  • regulatory
  • sport

Who to contact

Alastair Davidson

Alastair Davidson is the Senior Clerk for the Mediation team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Alastair DavidsonEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1181


Mobile: +44 (0)7736 154 109


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Stuart Catchpole QC

Stuart Catchpole QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Steven Kovats QC

Steven Kovats QC

Call: 1989 Silk: 2010

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2016

Kate Grange QC

Kate Grange QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2017

James Todd QC

James Todd QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

David Brynmor Thomas QC

David Brynmor Thomas QC

Call: 2011 Silk: 2019

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Call: 1978

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Christian Du Cann

Christian Du Cann

Call: 1982

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Emily Formby

Emily Formby

Call: 1993

John Denis-Smith

John Denis-Smith

Call: 1998

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

Call: 1999

Christopher Staker

Christopher Staker

Call: 2003

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Patrick Hennessey

Patrick Hennessey

Call: 2010

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

The Rt. Hon. Lord  Dyson

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

Call: 1968 Silk: 1982

Sir David Foskett

Sir David Foskett

Call: 1972 Silk: 1991

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey

Call: 1975

Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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