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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers

Mediators

Stuart Chapman

Stuart was a litigation lawyer for 17 years, the last ten as a partner in a large international law firm. He left legal practice in 2008 to begin practising as a full-time mediator. Stuart trained with CEDR in 2004 and joined their panel in 2011.

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Overview 

Stuart Chapman was a litigation lawyer for 17 years, the last 10 as a partner in a large international law firm. He qualified as a solicitor at a 'Magic Circle' firm in 1991, and was based in Leeds from 1994 until he left legal practice in 2008 to begin practising as a full-time mediator.

Stuart trained as a mediator in the UK with CEDR, by whom he is accredited, and was appointed to the CEDR panel in 2011. Since 2010/11 he has consistently been recommended as a leader in the field of mediation by the two leading directories.

Expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Breach of contract
  • commercial agency, EU regulations and distribution
  • commercial contracts
  • construction and property
  • corporate recovery
  • cross-border and international
  • education
  • employment
  • energy, oil and gas
  • engineering
  • environment
  • financial services
  • fraud, deceit and conversion
  • intellectual property, trademark, patents and copyright
  • insolvency
  • insurance
  • partnership disputes
  • pensions and life assurance
  • pensions and insurance mis-selling
  • personal injury
  • planning and local government
  • professional negligence
  • public sector
  • rights of way, boundaries and adverse possession
  • shareholder disputes
  • trespass and nuisance
  • trusts, wills probate and inheritance
  • further details can be found at www.stuartchapman.com 

Career history

2008 – present: Independent commercial mediator

1998 – 2008: Partner at Pinsent Masons

1994 – 1998: Solicitor/Senior Solicitor, Linklaters

Professional qualifications and affiliations

CEDR accredited 2004

Partner at Pinsent Masons LLP

1988 - 1989 Law Society Finals

1985 - 1988 BA (Hons) Law, University of Nottingham

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