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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers


Mark Shaw QC

Mark Shaw is a mediator capable of resolving disputes across a variety of subject matters but with specialist experise in Public Law, regulators, utilities and human rights.

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Profile Summary


Mark has appeared in statutory tribunals, the Administrative Court and the appellate courts on behalf of a range of clients, particularly in cases concerning human rights.  He has also worked in local government in the UK and for solicitors in Australia.  That breadth of experience helps him spot, simplify and tease out the underlying causes of the conflict and present them in a new light.  Both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories praise him for mixing intellectual power with practical insight and approachability, and rank him as both a leading mediator and as a leading silk in an array of legal disciplines. 


Breach of contract

Commercial contracts


Human rights



Public sector

Statutory authorities

Career history

2008 – present: Independent mediator, adjudicator and Special Advocate 

1987 – 2002: Junior barrister and Queen’s Counsel (2002) at Blackstone Chambers

Professional qualifications and affiliations

CEDR accredited

BA (Hons, first class) Durham

LLM (Hons, first class) Cambridge

Member and former committee member of the Constitutional & Administrative Law Bar Association

Member and former committee member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

JR journal, founding and current member of editorial board

Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Member of the Civil Mediation Council