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Stephen Shaw, Arbitrators


    Nationally recommended Leading Mediator


    Deputy District Judge

    Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)

    CEDR Accredited Mediator

    Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


    LLB (Hons). University of Birmingham

    Gray's Inn Junior Exhibitioner and Senior Award


    Mediation: Stephen is a nationally recommended Leading Mediator, listed in both LEGAL 500 AND CHAMBERS & PARTNERS Directories

    Landlord and Tenant: including lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, dilapidations and repairing covenants claims, lease construction, rent review, user disputes, alterations, alienation, assignments, sureties, new lease negotiations, service charge claims, forfeiture

    Property Litigation: including contractual disputes concerning sale/purchase of property, construction/enforcement of agreements, easements, boundaries, restrictive covenants, adverse possession

    Mortgages: mortgage possession claims, overriding interests, undue influence, enforcement of guarantees and bankers' duties generally

    Professional Negligence: especially, solicitors, surveyors, architects, engineers

    General Commercial: including all contractually based claims


    Landlord and Tenant and Property related disputes - a regular lecturer to solicitors and other professionals on these matters; General Commercial; Employer's and Occupier's Liability claims.

    Reported cases include

    Cohen & Others v Baram [1994] 1 EGLR CA, (arbitrator's costs)

    Tye v House [1997] 41 EG 160 (property purchasers' lock-out agreements)

    Bannister v SGB plc [1997] 4 All ER 129 (automatic strike out)

    Giblett v P & N E Murray Limited Times Law Reports, May 25th 1999 (psychiatric injury)

    Edwards v Peter Black Healthcare (Southern) Limited Times Law Reports, May 27th 1999 (evidence and onus of proof)

    Biguzzi v Rank Leisure plc [1999] 1 WLR 1926 (Post-CPR Strike Out Applications)

    Close Asset Finance Ltd v Care Graphics Machinery Limited Times Law Reports 21st March 2000 (Transfer of Title)

    Surrey Asset Finance Ltd v National Westminster Bank plc Times Law Reports, November 30th 2000 (banking; conversion of cheques)

    Battersea Freehold and Leasehold Property Co Ltd v Wandsworth London BC Times Law Reports 30th March 2001, 19 EG 148 (adverse possession)

    Aran Caterers Ltd v Stepien Lake Gilbert & Paling [2002] 1 EG 76 (solicitors' negligence)

    Seechurn v Ace Insurance SA-NV [2002] 2 Lloyd's Law Rep 390 (CA) (limitation / equitable estoppel)

    Dugmore v Swansea NHS Trust & Morriston NHS Trust [2003] 1 All ER 333; [2003] IRLR 164 (statutory duty - absolute liability)

    Wilson v Truelove [2003] 23 EG 136 (a case involving the construction of an option agreement in respect of a farm, the rule against perpetuities, and issues of rectification and estoppel)


    "Applications for Business Tenancies" (Estates Gazette l6.6.90)

    "Enforcement of Charging Orders" (SJ 12.1.96)

    "The Time to Strike" (NLJ 21.1.97 - pre-emptive strike-out applications)

    "How Fair is a Fair Rent?" (SJ 1.8.97)

    "Abuse of Process: A Modern Approach" (Litigation October 1998)

    "Law or Equity? A Question of Construction" (NLJ 20.4.01 - construction of contracts)

    "Speech Therapy" (The Lawyer 22.11.04 - mediation of property disputes)

    "What Does the Mediator Want From You?" - Civil Court News, April 2008 (part of The Civil Court Practice (the Green Book), LexisNexis Butterworths)

    "A New Direction" (Mediation Developments) Estates Gazette 15th November 2008


    Property Bar Association

    Professional Negligence Bar Association

    London Common Law & Commercial Bar Associations

    Chancery Bar Association

    Technology and Construction Court Bar Association


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