Stuart Chapman was accredited as a mediator in 2004 and began mediating full-time in 2008. Since 2010 he has been consistently recommended by the two leading legal directories and more recently has been appointed to the IPOS and CEDR panels.
His background is in commercial dispute resolution
and litigation. He qualified as a solicitor at a “Magic
Circle” firm in London in 1991, where he worked
until moving to Leeds in 1994. He became a partner (and
Head of Litigation in Leeds) at a large international
law firm in 1998, where he remained until 2008 when
he left practice to become a full-time independent mediator.
As a litigation lawyer Stuart worked with clients and
opponents to resolve an estimated 600 commercial disputes,
through litigation and/or negotiation. He represented
a range of commercial, public sector and individual
clients operating in the UK, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the
Middle East, Africa and the US.
Stuart has represented clients in the UK courts, up
to and including the House of Lords (now the Supreme
Court) and the Privy Council, in the European Court
of Human Rights and the United Nations Human Rights
Council, and in domestic and international arbitrations
as well as in mediations and direct negotiations.
Until he left legal practice in 2008 to become a mediator,
Stuart was consistently highly recommended as a litigator
by the leading directories. He has since been consistently
recommended as a leader in the field of mediation by
the Chambers directory (since 2010) and by the Legal
500 (since 2011).
References are available from mediation
clients on request.