BACKGROUND

I am dual accredited by the ADR Group in the UK and by INADR in the USA and registered with the Civil Mediation Council and the International Mediation Institute( IMI).
I am an expert civil and commercial mediator and have also undertaken specialist training in online mediation and ODR, workplace and family mediation.
I am a Visiting Lecturer in Mediation at King's College London on the MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.

I also offer co-mediation with non-lawyer sector specialists.


CAREER HISTORY

After leaving Oxford with a history degree I worked for the Government.  After qualifying as a solicitor with the City firm of Bischoff I became a Partner in D J Freeman.  In 1984 I set up my own specialist litigation practice Bray Walker in London. After merging the firm I left full-time practice as a solicitor in 2011 and am now an independent civil and commercial mediator.


PUBLICATIONS

I have written 5 books on mediation published by Wildy and Bloomsbury. Full details are available on the Books page.

I also contributed a specialist section on 'mediating shareholder disputes and post-transaction warranty claims' in  How to Master Commercial Mediation by David Richbell published by Bloomsbury in 2015.


OTHER INFORMATION

  • Fellow of Royal Society of the Arts.
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • Former Chairman of a Lloyd's Broker specialising in Professional Indemnity.
  • Former Chairman of 2  Lloyd's Managing Agents.
  • UK representative of the European Federation Against Aircraft Noise.
  • Former  member of Management Committee of Nucleus Legal Advice Centre in Earls Court.
  • Former Director of e-commerce, biotech and software development companies.
  • Married, 3 children aged 34, 32 and 29. Interests: Sports- tennis, skiing and supporting Manchester United.
Portrait of Stephen Walker

I have mediated over 500 mediations including disputes involving

  • professional negligence
  • insolvency personal/corporate
  • education secondary/tertiary
  • financial services including re-insurance and banking
  • insurance coverage
  • landlord and tenant
  • construction/building disputes
  • trusts
  • personal injury
  • racial discrimination
  • property development
  • boundary disputes
  • family, inheritance and probate
  • supply contracts
  • agency and franchise agreements
  • employment
  • partnership
  • directors' break-ups
  • shareholders' rights
  • art world disputes