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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers


Quentin Smith

Quentin Smith is a former partner in Addleshaw Goddard. He has been in the law since 1985, prior to which he was a manager of social work projects.

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Profile Summary


Quentin has been a lawyer since 1985 and an accredited mediator since 1998. He has helped disputants reach resolutions in over 90% of the 800+ mediations that he has conducted, specialising in commercial cases, professional negligence and personal injury disputes. Listed in the top tier of the Chambers Guide and Legal 500 for at least nine years running, he is renowned for his energy and persuasiveness, as well as the ability to keep in mind both the finer details as well as the bigger picture.


  • Clinical Negligence
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction & property
  • Corporate recovery
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sport

Career history

2007: Full time independent commercial mediator

1996 - 2007: Addleshaw Goddard; Partner

1985 - 1996: James Chapman & Co; Partner

Professional qualifications and affiliations

CEDR accredited

Personal Injury Awards 2012 – Winner of “Mediation Achiever of the Year”