Stephen Bate


Customer Feedback:
“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 full-time CEDR mediator, both CEDR and IMI accredited. Since 2003, he has mediated a very wide range of commercial and other civil disputes with claim values up to £250 million, reflecting his broad experience as a barrister and in other areas of dispute resolution (see below).

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. He was consistently ranked in tier 1 of the directories for his barrister work in entertainment law, his specialism. Until September 2017 Stephen was a member of 5RB chambers. As a Chartered Arbitrator, C. Arb., he is appointed by courts, parties and appointing bodies in domestic and international arbitrations and is also on LCAM’s panel of arbitrators.


  • Commercial Contracts
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • ICT
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media & Entertainment
  • NHS & Healthcare
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Sector
  • Real Estate, Planning & Environmental
  • Reputation Management
  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Sport
  • Trusts, Wills & Probate

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