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"His approach was very patient, measured and creative" - Client Feedback
"Mr Barker was astonishingly effective.” - Client Feedback
Stephen Barker was a practising lawyer for 25 years before leaving private practice in 2012 to become a full time commercial mediator. As a mediator Stephen brings together his deep understanding of commercial litigation and arbitration with a natural flair for creating innovative solutions to business disputes. He has successfully mediated some seemingly intractable long-running sagas including one recent case where the dispute started 14 years before it was settled at mediation.
Stephen began his legal career when he joined Eversheds, one of the leading international law firms, on qualifying in 1989 and became a partner in 1999. He was head of commercial litigation for the Birmingham office of Eversheds, until he moved to US law firm Reed Smith 2006 as a partner in their commercial disputes group and latterly was part of the senior management team of Reed Smith’s Birmingham off-shoot, Hill Hofstetter. During his 25 year legal practice career, Stephen represented many household name clients in major business disputes, sometimes with values in the hundreds of millions.
Updated: September 2015