Prof. Andrew Goodman practises at 1 Chancery Lane and is a Master of the Bench of Inner Temple. He has been an arbitrator since 1988, a CEDR mediator since 1993 and travels internationally in that capacity and as a mediation advocate, trainer, advisor and consultant to governments, judiciaries, Bars and companies. Andrew is widely recognized as a thought leader in the field of mediation. He is Convenor of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, Director of the Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors and a member of the Bar ADR Panel, (until January, 2019) the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute and Co-Chair of the IMI Mediation Advocacy Appraisal Sub-Committee. He is currently a visiting mediation and dispute management trainer to the Hong Kong, Nepal, Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir Bar Associations and the Judicial Academy of the Nepal Supreme Court, the Nepal International ADR Centre, the Thailand Arbitration Centre, and the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse. He is an advisor on mediation to the Turkish Court of Cassation and the High Council of Justice in Brussels.

His areas of professional practice extend to commercial, property, construction, oil and gas, partnership, franchising, professional negligence and farming disputes. He has been recommended as a leading junior in professional indemnity work and mediation in the Legal 500 for 23 years ( qualifying for the Legal 500 ‘Hall of Fame’) and for four years was listed in Chambers Directory as a leading practitioner is ADR. He is currently Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies at Rushmore University, a sometime visiting lecturer on the LLM/MA courses in Dispute Resolution at UCL and SOAS, University of London, and a peripatetic lecturer in mediation at 10 other UK universities; he is a visiting lecturer in arbitration and mediation at the Dubai Real Estate Institute, a guest lecturer to the University of Ghent LLM Alumni Association and a sessional lecturer at Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. In 2019 he will be lecturing at the Zealand Business School, Denmark.

Between 2007-2010 he was Director of Mediation Training for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and led the CMC approved RICS mediator training courses in the UK and abroad until 2013. He was a guest lecturer on ADR for the Lord Chancellor's Visiting Chinese Lawyers' Fellowship Programme and has trained in mediation and conflict management and contracts management in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Nigeria, Turkey, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nepal, Thailand, India, Poland, Germany, France and Belgium; he advises governments, judiciaries and NGOs on mediation advocacy in Belgium, Croatia, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Singapore, Thailand, Kurdistan and the People’s Republic of China. He speaks widely on the subject both on an in-house and open basis.

Andrew is a senior mediator at the Joint Mainland-Hong Kong Mediation Centre; the Nepal International ADR Centre; the A+ ADR Centre, Ankara, the Oakwell Mediation Centre, Lagos and the Thailand Arbitration Centre; he is a Senior International Mediation Expert (SIME) of the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (PRC).

He is the author and editor of nearly 50 books and 12 journals including Preparing for Mediation – A Guide for Consumers (Mediation Publishing 2015) Effective Mediation Advocacy – A Guide for Practitioners (3rd edn Mediation Publishing 2016 with practitioner and student editions in the UK and dedicated editions in Hong Kong, Nigeria, Turkey (Turkish language) and India); the contributor of the chapter on Evaluative Mediation in Mastering Commercial Mediation Richbell and Others (Bloomsbury 2014) and the chapter on Nepal to the Asia Mediation Handbook (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell HK 2015); author of How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, Writing and Analyzing Judgments (2nd edn Wildys 2018), Effective Written Advocacy in Practice (2nd edn Wildys 2011), although he is most well-known as author of The Court Guide (20th edn PP Publishing 2011-12).

Andrew is currently a member of the editorial or advisory boards of the following:

The Journal of Mediation Theory and Practice (Equinox)
The Jackson ADR Handbook (OUP)
The ADR Commercial Law Journal of Nepal
Professional Negligence and Liability Reports (Thomson Reuters)
The Asian ADR Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell, Hong Kong).
The International Journal of Law and Investigatory Research (India)
Organisation of Professional Dispute Resolvers (Nigeria)

Andrew regularly acts as a coach to teams entering international dispute resolution competitions, and has been a judge at the ICC Competition in Paris, the CDRC Competition in Vienna and the INADR competitions throughout the UK. In 2017 he helped the V.M. Salgaocar College of Law, Goa, team to the final of the Paris competition.

Together with writer and mediator, Stephen Walker, Andrew mentors and offers consultancy to mediators trying to develop their practice:

More details, including a list of report cases and a full list of publications, are available at and his Linked-in site.

List of Recent Publications

How Judges Decide Cases (2nd edn, Wildy, Hill and Simmonds 2018 Fwd Lord Faulks of Donnington QC)

Preparing for Mediation – A Guide for Consumers (Mediation Publishing 2016; Turkish language edition, 2017; Russian and Nepali language editions in preparation)

Effective Mediation Advocacy – A Guide for Practitioners (3rd edn. Mediation Publishing 2017, Fwds: Lord Dyson MR and Irena Vanenkova, IMI; Turkish language edition 2017)

Effective Mediation Advocacy – Student Edition(Mediation Publishing 2017)

Asia Mediation Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell HK 2015 chapter on Nepal)

How to Master Commercial Mediation – ed.David Richbell (Bloomsbury 2014 chapter on Evaluative Mediation).

Role Play Exercises for Mediation Training (with John Burgess)(Mediation Publishing 2013)

The Court Guide 2011-2012 (20th edn. PP Publishing 2012)

Effective Written Advocacy – A Guide for Practitioners (2nd edn. Wildy, Simmonds & Hill 2012)

Mediation Advocacy (Xpl Law 2010 Nigeria Edition; 2011 Hong Kong Edition; 2010 India reprint)

The Walking Guide to Lawyers London (2nd edn Nova Law & Finance 2010)

Reading, Writing and Analysing Judgments (Xpl Law 2006)

How Judges Decide Cases (Xpl Law 2005)

LLB (Hons) University of Southampton 1977
Bar Finals 1978
MBA (Conflict Management) Rushmore University, USA 1995
PhD (Law) research Birkbeck College, University of London 2006-2012, award Nixon University, Dubai 2013


Professional Negligence Bar Association (Secretary 1990-2007)
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (Executive Committee 2000-2007)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member 1988 Fellow 2001)
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (Accredited Mediator 1993)
Institute of Continuing Professional Development (Fellow)
Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (Director)
British-Turkish Law Association
Association of Mediation Assessors Trainers and Instructors (Director)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
International Mediation Institute (Independent Standards Commission and Co-Chair of the IMI Mediation Advocacy Appraisal Sub-Committee) Accredited Mediation Advocate 2017


AI Legal Awards 2015 Best for Professional Indemnity – UK
AI Legal Awards 2016 Best for Professional Indemnity - UK
ACQ5 Law Awards 2016 UK - Professional Indemnity Barrister of The Year
ACQ5 Global Awards 2016 UK – Leading Professional Indemnity Barrister of The Year
International Advisory Experts Awards 2016 – Mediation UK
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016 –Professional Indemnity
2017 Global 100 Best for Professional Indemnity – UK
ACQ5 Law Awards 2017 UK - Professional Indemnity Barrister of The Year
ACQ5 Global Awards 2017 UK - Professional Indemnity Barrister of The Year
Global Law Experts 2017 – Mediation Law in the UK
International Advisory Experts Award 2017 – Professional Indemnity UK
M&A Today Global Awards 2018 - Best for Professional Indemnity – UK
ACQ5 Law Awards 2018 - UK - Professional Indemnity Barrister Of The Year
International Advisory Experts Award 2018 – Mediation
Corporate USA Today – Law Awards – 2018 Best for Professional Indemnity – UK
Lawyer International Global Awards 2018 Best for Professional Indemnity – UK
ACQ5 Global Awards 2018 - UK - Professional Indemnity Barrister of The Year
M&A Today Global Awards 2019 - Best for Professional Indemnity – UK
CV Magazine 2019 Corporate Excellence Awards, Foremost Expert in Mediation Advocacy Training 2019 - UK
International Advisory Experts Award 2019 – Mediation

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