Chris Barber – Mediator

Chris is an ADR Group accredited civil and commercial mediator. His mediation experience has ranged from property to insolvency and Company Act disputes. He has a particular interest in mediations that involve:

  • Family matters and family businesses
  • Probate & trusts 
  • Property disputes inc Landlord & Tenant
  • Insurance and financial services
  • Insolvency and debt

Chris has been described as having a firm but fair approach to mediation. He also takes an altruistic view of society and will look to help with occasional pro bono and community mediations.

Professional experience

Chris has been practicing as a civil litigation solicitor for over 7 years. He has extensive experience in a range of disputes from personal injury to multi track complex contractual cases. One notable case included a claim in damages for over £1.6 million.

He started his career dealing with property matters and he continues to deal with property disputes including landlord & tenant matters, boundary disputes and construction/building disputes.

Other Experience

Chris has previously run his own successful business and has been the Treasurer and Secretary for Cardiff Samaritans. In his early 20s he was one of the youngest employees of a travel company to take up the role of Assistant Manager of a French hotel.

This commercial experience will be brought to mediations that involve business disputes such as shareholders, directors and members of familyrun businesses.


Chris studied Law and French at Cardiff University and completed his Legal Practice Course at Bristol.


Drawing on his business experience, Chris has published ‘Law for Start Up Businesses’.

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