Duncan Campbell

Chambers Mediator

The reason we like him is his ability to remain cool and calm, his ability to take the sting out of a dispute.” – Mediation Feedback

Languages: English

Duncan Campbell is a commercial lawyer and a founding member of the CEDR Chambers practice group of mediators. He has many years’ experience of dispute resolution in industry both as in-house counsel and as a mediator of high-value UK and international projects in the public and private sectors. Duncan is a member of the Court of Appeal Mediator Panel.

Professional Background

Duncan was previously General Counsel of IBM UK, and a member of the management board, for a decade where he was responsible for managing High Court litigation and settling legal disputes. His work included multi-party court actions, Employment Tribunals and major contract negotiations. During his assignments in Paris for IBM Europe Duncan was EMEA counsel for all the industry sectors and for IBM’s software business. Duncan can also call on his construction industry experience having worked as a civil engineer with Costain, and from two years’ experience of IPR licensing of system building in the Republic of Ireland.


  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Contract
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Energy & Natural Resource
  • ICT
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Public Sector
  • Sale of Goods & Services