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LLB MBA PhD FCIArb FInstCPD FRSA, Barrister, CEDR Mediator, IMI Mediation Advocate

Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies, Rushmore University

Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators

Of the Inner Temple, a Master of the Bench

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and ABA Rule of Law Program. Convenor, SCMA - Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, London, UK

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Appraisal Committee, Mediation Advocacy
IMI Certified Mediation Advocate
Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Mediation Profile

LL.B.(Soton), MBA, PhD, FCI.Arb., FInstCPD, FRSA, Barrister, CEDR mediator and arbitrator. Andrew practises domestically in professional indemnity, disciplinary and regulatory claims and in commercial, property and administrative law. He is recognised internationally as one of the foremost mediation advocates and mediation advocacy trainers in the world, having worked in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Nigeria, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, India, Thailand, Oman, Singapore, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, BVI, Jersey, Guernsey and the UAE. He has been identified as a leading junior at the Professional Negligence Bar by the legal directories since 1995. He is also recommended as a leading mediator in The Legal 500. He has maintained a niche practice in franchising for over twenty years.Andrew writes and lectures extensively on advocacy, communication skills and dispute resolution and is a Bar Council, NITA (UK), NLS and ABA advocacy trainer. He has published over 40 books on law and legal skills. In 2005 Andrew was appointed Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution at Rushmore University, teaching at the Zealand Business School, Denmark from 2019. He has been a peripatetic lecturer in mediation and dispute resolution at UCL, SOAS and Birkbeck Colleges, University of London, and at the Universities of Southampton, Bristol, Reading, Cardiff; Nottingham Trent, Manchester Metropolitan and London Metropolitan, Northumbria, BPP University College and the College of Law. Andrew Goodman is the Convenor (Director) of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA:; Director of the Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Insructors (AMATI) ( on the editorial board of Professional Negligence and Liability Reports, the Journal of ADR Theory and Practice, the Jackson ADR Handbook (UK) and a trustee of the Centre for Peaceful Solutions. Andrew became a Bencher of Inner Temple in 2009. He is a member of the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute, and Co-chair of its Mediation Advocacy Sub-committee of its Independent QAP Appraisals Committee; a trainer and member of the Advisory Board of the Nepal International ADR Centre and an IMI Ambassador for mediation development in Nigeria. Andrew is a senior mediator of the Mainland Hong Kong Joint Mediation Centre, the Nepal International Mediation Centre and the Thailand Arbitration Centre.

Mediation advocate since 1991; CEDR Mediator since 1993; appeared in over 100 mediations as mediator and as mediation advocate.

Analytic, Collaborative, Problem-solving. Reasonably robust and commercially minded.

Professional Indemnity, Real Estate and Property, Commercial Contracts, Oil and Gas, Franchising.

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IMI; Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates; CEDR Mediator; Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; England and Wales Bar ADR Committee.

Training and Education

Leading developer of Mediation Advocacy training in the UK and abroad.

Director of Mediation Training RICS 2007-2010; Course leader, RICS mediation training 2012-2014 Visiting lecturer in Dispute Resolution UCL, SOAS and Birkbeck Colleges, University of London 2005-2008 Peripatetic Visiting lecturer in ADR 2007 - date Universities of Southampton, Reading, Bristol; Cardiff Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University, Northumbria University, Nottingham Law School, London Metropolitan University, Universty of Law, BPP University College Director of Training Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates 2007-date Bar Council ADR Committee Mediation Advocacy Trainer; Inner Temple Mediation Advocacy Trainer Visiting Trainer in Mediation Advocacy, Hong Kong Bar Association, Nepal Mediators' Society, Ankara Bar Association, Lagos Bar Association Judicial Trainer in Mediation, High Council of Justice, Brussels; Supreme Court of Nepal; Law Reform Panel, Supreme People's Court, Beijing; Ministry of Justice Judicial Support Network and Attorney General's International Pro-Bono Committee Trainer in Mediation, visiting delegations of Croation Judiciary, Turkish Judiciary. Consultant to Quebec Judiciary in mediation training ICAEW HMRC Collaborative working initiative


Effective Mediation Advocacy - A Guide for Practitioners 3rd edn* fwd Lord Dyson and Irenam Vanenkova 2016 Mediation Publishing (1st edn 2005 Xpl Professional Publishing), Student edition 2017; Mediation Advocacy Hong Kong edn fwd Mr Justice Ribiero (2010 Nova Law and Practice) Mediation Advocacy Nigeria edn fwd Mrs Justice Oke (2010 Xpl Professional Publishing) * Adopted texts on mediation courses at the University of Southampton, University of Hertfordshire, University of Law, Cardiff Law School, University of Strathclyde, London Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moore University, University of Law (Birmingham) (Turkish edn published by Turkish Ministry of Justice 2017); Preparing for Mediation - A Guide for Consumers 2015 Mediation Pubklishing; Editorial Board ADR Commercial Law Journal of Nepal 2011-date Editorial Board Journal of ADR, Mediation and Negotiation 2003-5 Author of many articles in the UK and Nigerian legal press; Chapter on evaluative mediation for D.Richbell Mastering Commercial Mediation 2012 Bloomsbury.


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Complaint process at 1 Chancery Lane; General Council of the Bar of England and Wales; Bar Standards Board; Honourable Society of the Inner Temple;SCMA.

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