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Our mediators have established themselves as leaders in the rapidly developing world of commercial mediation both in the United Kingdom and internationally. They have conducted some 250 mediations in the last twelve months and have assisted in settling claims worth over five billion pounds.

The dedication of Tony Willis, William Wood QC, Stephen Ruttle QC and John Sturrock QC to mediation is reflected by their rankings in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners, and the presence of all four, together with Geoff Sharp, in the top ten of the International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation.  50% of the UK ranked mediators in the Who’s Who Legal 2016 are from Brick Court.  Tony Willis is the sole holder of the title Who’s Who Legal Global Commercial Mediator of the Year being awarded the title, based on votes by peers and clients as well as feedback and research, in the five consecutive years since its inception. 

In addition to conducting mediations in London, our mediators often work elsewhere in the UK and have worked in New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, New Zealand, Trinidad, the Bahamas, Romania, Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Jersey and Guernsey.

Contact Kate Trott with any enquiries on 020 7520 9813 or email

Stay up to date with the latest mediation news and tips by visiting the Brick Court Chambers Mediation Blog. 

Further information about our mediators can be downloaded here


When a mediation date is booked in the mediator’s diary, he or she is then committed to that date and also to reserving a proper period of preparation time in advance of it. Where parties cancel or postpone a mediation it is rarely possible to make use of the slot reserved and virtually impossible to do so where this occurs close to the date fixed.

Our cancellation policy is designed to cope fairly with this situation.

Once a date in the diary has been fixed, all parties who then participate in the preparations for that day do so on the basis that they accept liability in equal shares for any cancellation fees that may be incurred. The cancellation fee is calculated as set out below on the basis of the daily rate quoted when the booking is made. Please note: This liability is not dependent on a mediation agreement being entered into between the parties; this often will not be signed until the day of the mediation.

If you or your clients have difficulty with this policy or wish your booking to remain provisional, then please contact Chambers and we can discuss alternative arrangements.


Period prior to mediation when cancellation occurs Percentage of fee payable
4-6 weeks 30%
3-4 weeks 50%
3 weeks - 2 working days 75%
1 working day or on day of mediation 100%

a) Where a two-day mediation is booked and the second day is not ultimately used, that constitutes a cancellation of the second day for these purposes.

b) Where a mediator reasonably incurs expenses in respect of travel or accommodation prior to a mediation and these cannot be recouped after cancellation then the parties will additionally be liable for these in full.


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