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IPOS Mediation
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Stephen Ruttle QC is one of the UK’s leading mediators.  Having, by October 2018, mediated almost 1500 disputes of every type in both the private and public sector there are few disputes which Stephen has not dealt with. Although his practice began in the shipping, insurance and reinsurance markets (which were his areas of expertise as Counsel) he now views himself as a mediator of any dispute rather than of a particular sector.  Most of the disputes that Stephen handles concern claim value of six or seven figures but many have been into the hundred of millions and, on occasion, billions.  Stephen mediates mainly in London, but mediates regularly in other parts of the UK and Ireland and in many jurisdictions abroad. Stephen was also published in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2018.


Year of Call: 1971

Silk: 1997

Stephen has been in practice at Brick Court Chambers since 1978.  He stopped practising as a barrister and QC in 2002 and since then has worked full time as a Commercial Mediator.


Member of the Civil Justice Council ADR Committee 2000-2006

Member of the Bar Council ADR Committee 2000 – 2007

Board Member of Mediation UK 2001- 2005 (Vice-Chair 2004 – 2005)

Founder Director and Chair of Trustees  Wandsworth Mediation Service 2002-

Independent Mediator Board Member of the Civil Mediation Council 2003-2005

Member: Panel of Independent Mediators (PIM) 2005

Accredited Mediator at Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 2006-

Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators 2007-

Lieutenant-Bailiff Guernsey 2008-


Westminster School  Queen’s Scholar 1966-1971.

Queens’ College Cambridge 1971- 1975.  B.A.Honours Degree in English Literature/Law.

Bencher Gray’s Inn 2004

Accredited and Registered by CEDR as a Mediator 1998