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Andrew Goodman

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1 CHANCERY LANE (Chambers of Simon Readhead QC)


Barrister, mediator and mediation advocate, specialising in professional indemnity, commercial, franchising, property and administrative law. Recent reported cases include: Dacre Son & Hartley v North Yorks CC [2004]; Akasuc Enterprise Ltd v Farmer & Sherriff [2003]; Isaacs Partnership v Umm Al-Jawaby Oil Service Co Ltd [2003]; Abbey National plc v Matthews & Son [2003]; North Yorkshire Trading Standard Service v Coleman [2002]; Abbey National plc v Prosser [2001]; Abbey National Plc v Sayer Moore, Times 30 August 1999; EGCS 114 Jacob J [1999].


Called 1978, Inner Temple (Bencher 2009); MCIArb 1988; FCI Arb 2001; professor of conflict management and dispute resolution studies, Rushmore University, 2003-; registered CEDR mediator 1993; NITA (UK) and Nottingham Law School advocacy trainer; 2001-03 Nominet UK domain name panel expert; a peripatetic lecturer in ADR for Bar Council Education and Training department, and in mediation at UCL, SOAS and Birkbeck Colleges, University of London, the Universities of Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff and Reading, LMU, MMU, Northumbria, the College of Law and BPP University College. Director of mediation training RICS 2007-10, course leader 2007-date. Mediation trainer for the Bars of Hong Kong, Ankara, Istanbul, Lagos. Visiting lecturer High Council of Justice, Brussels. Peripatetic mediation trainer in Kuala Lumpur, United Arab Emirates, Kathmandu, Amsterdam and Paris. Advisor to the UK Ministry of Justice and Department of Business, Innovation and Skills; the Justice Ministries of India, Croatia, Quebec; and the Supreme Peoples’ Court, Beijing. Publications of note: ‘Mediation Advocacy’ (2nd edn Nova 2010; Hong Kong edn 2011; Nigeria edn 2011); ‘The Court Guide’ (PP 2012-13, 20th edition); ‘Effective Written Advocacy’ (2nd edn 2012 Wildy); ‘Small Claims in the County Court’ (5th edn 2010 Wildy) ‘How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, Writing and Analysing Judgements’ (xpl, 2005); ‘What’s it Worth: Updated Awards of General Damages in Non-Personal Injury Claims’ (EMIS, 2004); ‘The Prison Guide’ (Blackstone, 1999); ‘The Walking Guide to Lawyers’ London’ (2nd edn Nova 2010); ‘Royal Courts of Justice Guide’ (Longmans, 1985). Ed Board Professional Negligence and Liability Reports, Thomson 1995-date.


LCLCBA; ChBA; PNBA; SCMA; AMATI; Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute; World Mediation Institute; Centre for Peaceful Solutions; Judicial Assistance Network; Attorney-Generals Pro-Bono Panel.


Southampton University (1978 LLB (Hons)); Rushmore University, Dakota, USA MBA (2005 Conflict Management); Birkbeck College, London (2007 registered PhD student Law).


Music, theatre, gardening, writing on London and late Victorian musical theatre.

London: Dispute resolution


Within: Mediators

1 Chancery Lane’s Andrew Goodman is the Convenor of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates; his areas of expertise cover professional indemnity, disciplinary and regulatory claims as well as commercial matters, property and administrative law.

Within: Mediators - ranked: tier 5

Andrew Goodman - 1 Chancery Lane

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