Stephen Bate

Chambers Mediator

“Success was to a large extent due to the skill, expertise and persistence of Stephen. I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen as a mediator.” – Partner City Law Firm


Stephen Bate is a member of CEDR Chambers and has mediated a very wide range of civil and commercial disputes with claim values up to £250 million, reflecting his broad experience as a barrister and arbitrator. Stephen is recommended by the Legal 500 2018/2019 for his work as a leading mediator.The directory notes that his ‘grasp of detail and his ability to mediate pleasantly and persuasively between parties who could not be further apart are the main contributory factors to the success of his mediations.’

Professional Background

‘Stephen practised as a barrister for over 25 years in a wide range of civil and commercial disputes across many business sectors, often advising and representing high profile businesses and individuals. Until September 2017 he was a member of 5RB chambers. Stephen is also a practising arbitrator, C.Arb, appointed by courts, parties and appointing bodies in domestic and international arbitrations.


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