Chris Barber is an ADR Group accredited civil and commercial mediator. His mediation experience has ranged from property to neighbour boundary 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 undertake occasional pro bono and community mediations.
Chris has been practicing as a solicitor since 2011 and a mediator since 2017. He has previously been practicing in civil litigation matters with an 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.
Chris has previously run his own successful business and has been a Trustee of a number of Cardiff charities. 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 family run 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’.