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Andrew Goodman (Expert)

Qualifications:

LL.B., MBA, FCIArb, FInstCPD, FRSA, Barrister

Services:

Commercial - Construction - Partnership - franchising - professional negligence and farming disputes

CV

DMC - Quality Assured - Qualified

DMC Certified Associate

Andrew Goodman has been a barrister since 1978 (Master of the Bench of Inner Temple), now at 1 Chancery Lane, an arbitrator since 1988, and an accredited CEDR mediator since 1993 practising in commercial, construction, 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 17 years and for four years was listed in Chambers Directory as a leading practitioner is ADR. He has conducted over 100 mediations ranging from partnership and business disputes of £50,000 value to construction projects of tens of millions.

Andrew is currently Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies at Rushmore University, a visiting lecturer on the LLM/MA courses in Dispute Resolution at UCL and SOAS, University of London, and a peripatetic lecturer in mediation at the Universities of Reading, Southampton, Cardiff, Birkbeck College, London, MMU, NTU, LMU, the College of Law and BPP University College.

He is a member of the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute, of the Bar's ADR Committee and a Bar Standards Board accredited advocacy trainer. He was requested to submit evidence to Lord Woolf's Committee on Access to Justice on court annexed ADR Practices in other jurisdictions and on mediation to the Jackson Review of Civil Costs. He is currently a member of the Ministry of Justice Working Party on Business-led Dispute Resolution. Between 2007-2010 he was Director of Mediation Training for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and still leads RICS mediator training courses in the UK and abroad.

Andrew was a guest lecturer on ADR for the Lord Chancellor's Visiting Chinese Lawyers' Fellowship and trains in mediation, mediation advocacy and contract law, management and comparative dispute resolution in the UAE, Nigeria, Turkey, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels; he advises governments, judiciaries and NGOs on mediation advocacy in Belgium, Croatia, Nigeria, Ghana, Montreal, India and the People's Republic of China. He speaks widely on the subject both on an in-house and open basis. He undertakes specialized corporate consultancy on conflict avoidance and management, devising management systems and internal training, and his clients include financial institutions and Network Rail.

He is the author and editor of over 40 books including Mediation Advocacy (2nd edn Nova Law & Finance, 2010 UK, Nigeria and Hong Kong editions) How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, Writing and Analysing Judgments (Xpl, 2005), 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 Convenor of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates a cross-professional association of practitioners devoted to creating a bench mark standard in mediation representation as a specialist area of practice.

Publications

Andrew is the author and editor of over 40 books including Mediation Advocacy (2nd edn Xpl 2010; Hong Kong edn 2010; Nigeria edn 2010) with projected editions in Farsi and Turkish, How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, Writing and Analysing Judgments (Xpl publishing 2005), followed by its sequel Influencing the Judicial Mind: Effective Written Advocacy in Practice (Xpl 2006). In April 2006 Andrew Goodman established Xpl-Professional Skills Training offering bespoke in-house specialist and advanced training in specialist and written advocacy and mediation representation/advocacy: see http://www.xpl-pst.com

He has written for Commercial Lawyer and appeared on Legal Network Television, Yorkshire Television, ITN News at Ten, the Discovery Channel, BBC Radio 4, Radio London, GLR and London Live, Radio Essex, Kent, Lancashire and the World Service. He has also written a number of books on late Victorian theatre and acted as a technical consultant on the Oscar-winning Mike Leigh film Topsy-Turvy and for a PBS documentary in the United States.

Government Advisor

Andrew was requested to submit evidence to Lord Woolf's Committee on Access to Justice on court annexed ADR Practices in other jurisdictions and on mediation to the Jackson Review of Civil Costs.

He was asked to advise:

  • the High Council of Justice in Brussels on the redevelopment of its court-annexed mediation scheme;
  • the Minister of Justice of India on the development of widespread mediation training;
  • the Law Reform Panel of the Supreme People's Court of Beijing on mediation services and representation;
  • the Real Estate Regulatory Authority in Dubai on the introduction of mediation services;
  • the Croatian Ministry of Justice on the implementation of a court mediation programme; and
  • the Hong Kong, Ankara and Nigerian Bars on the development of specialist mediation advocacy. 

Andrew has ongoing projects in conflict management and dispute resolution for Network Rail and Stagecoach in the UK, and in mediation training in Malaysia, Ghana and Lesotho.

 

Panel Membership

Andrew is an Accredited Associate of the Dispute Mediation Consultancy and member of the Civil Mediation Council.

  • Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies at Rushmore University,
  • a visiting lecturer on the LLM/MA courses in Dispute Resolution at UCL and SOAS, University of London, and
  • a visiting lecture on undergraduate and CPD ADR courses at the University of Reading, and BPP University College.

Andrew continues to be at the forefront of Mediation in the UK and is currently undertaking doctoral research in mediation dynamics at Birkbeck College.

Andrew currently provide the training programme in Dispute resolution and Dispute Avoidance for the Dispute Mediation Consultancy. To find out more training options please visit our Conflict Management training pages.

SCMA

Andrew is Convenor of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates a 250 member trade association offering specialist representation in mediation and was Director of RICS Accredited Mediator Training (2006 - 2010) for which he devised and led the six-day mediator course.

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