Stuart Chapman


Client Feedback:

“ I really felt that he’d invested the time to understand the dynamics” 




Stuart Chapman began mediating full-time in 2008 and since 2010 he has been consistently highly recommended as a mediator by the two leading legal directories.

Professional Background

Stuart’s 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 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, usually through negotiation or mediation. 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.


  • Agricultural
  • Banking & Finance
  • Boundary & Neighbour Disputes
  • Charities
  • Commercial Agency
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Corporate & Shareholder
  • Education
  • Employment & Pensions
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Franchising
  • Fraud
  • ICT
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Logistics
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Public Bodies & Public Law
  • Trusts, Wills & Probate