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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers


Patrick Walker

Patrick Walker has over 15 years experience mediating most types of commercial disputes and his background includes 35 years as a property litigation specialist both in chambers and working with Squire Patton Boggs. He is ADR Group and CEDR accredited.

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Patrick specialised in property law for over thirty five years and has earned a reputation as a leader in that field, appearing in all courts, the Lands Tribunal and the Agricultural Land Tribunal. He sits part-time as Recorder and Deputy High Court Judge. With over 15 years experience as a mediator he has mediated most types of commercial disputes and is frequently struck by the contrast between disillusioned parties at trial and satisfied parties at mediation. Legal directory references note that he manages to combine 'a measured professional and firm' approach with a 'light, friendly and inclusive' touch. He brings a highly-informed and pragmatic approach to all disputes including property, broad commercial disputes and family and trust matters'.


Breach of contract
Commercial agency, EU regulations & distribution agreements
Commercial contracts
Construction & property
Fraud, deceit & conversion
Intellectual property, trademark, patents & copyright
Information technology (IT)
Landlord & tenant
Mergers & acquisitions
Mortgage lending
Partnership disputes
Planning & local government
Professional negligence
Rights of way, boundaries & adverse possession
Shareholder disputes
Sale of goods and services
Sale of goods
Transport and infrastructure planning 
Transport and logistics
Trespass & nuisance
Trusts, wills, probate and inheritance
Undue influence
Water industry

Career history

1997 – present: Independent commercial mediator

1999 – present: Squire Sanders (previously Hammonds):  Director of Advocacy

1979-1999 – Leeds Chambers and founder member Chancery House Chambers

2004- present – Recorder (Civil) and Deputy High Court Judge

Professional qualifications and affiliations
CEDR accredited
ADR Group accredited
IMI accredited

Chambers Uk Guide Leading Individual  Legal 500 Leading Individual

Recent Feedback

"5 out of 5.

Patrick's obvious emotional intelligence allows him to keep the parties engaged whilst at the same time testing the issues to really move matters on.  He has a range of techniques which he uses both to encourage parties to see their cases from a different perspective and at the same time to encourage the parties to bridge the gap.  He is incredibly creative and effective.  When so many mediators simply go through the motions I have found Patrick’s approach to be so much more effective in bringing the parties to a position where it is possible to achieve settlement.  Outstanding."