07912 888851
"an exceptional mediator, who is easy to work with, trustworthy and focused - his no-nonsense approach is to be admired and he is skilful in handling difficult clients'". 1st CATEGORY RANKING


- Legal 500 2020

 “Patrick Walker ‘earns the badge of being absolutely first-class'. ‘He has a vast amount of energy and stamina', and sits as a deputy high court judge:‘his gravitas and experience on the bench is particularly useful'. He is also quick to‘recognise the strengths and weaknesses of the respective parties ’ cases', and ‘remains good-humoured, yet pushes parties towards settlement.' He is also considered a ‘top-pick mediator for commercial property disputes'.” 1ST CATEGORY RANKING
- Legal 500
"He goes above and beyond, and directs the parties skilfully to the heart of the dispute."
- 1st Category Ranking Legal 500 2021
"enjoys a sterling reputation as a mediator.Patrick is attuned to the personalities involved, very well prepared and able to gain the trust of clients."
- 1st CATEGORY RANKING  Chambers & Partners 2021
"He has a great track record and is one of the top mediators in the country."
- 1st category ranking Chambers and Partners 2023
"He is well prepared, impartial and good at gaining trust. He gently guides people in the right direction."
- 1st category ranking Chambers and Partners 2023
"The most effective and easiest mediator to work with on the circuit."
- 1st category ranking and Hall of Fame Legal 500 2023
"always well prepared and quickly hones in on the real issues – great attention to detail, patience and persistence."
- 1st category ranking and Hall of Fame Legal 500 2023
"Patrick is excellent – proactive and with the level of gravitas required for any dispute no matter the parties or complexity. 5/5"
- 22nd November 2023.

Patrick Walker

CEDR, ADR Group and IMI Accredited Mediator. CMC registered.



  • Focused and pro-active approach
  • Commercial and property specialist with over 30 years expertise
  • Wide experience of mediating varied issues from multi-million
    pound developments to personal and family disputes
  • Professional and accessible
  • Clear and competitive fee structure
  • London and Yorkshire bases and works throughout the UK
  • 1st category ranking in both Chambers and Legal 500 Directories


IN PERSON OR ON-LINE? Although first prompted by Covid restrictions, I am now mediating on line primarily because it has proved to be very successful, as well as more cost effective and convenient. Travel time and costs, venue hire and accommodation charges are all avoided. It is the preferred approach of most of my clients and few who have tried it want in person after that (see feedback page). Further, the continuing covid risk posed by long exposure in conference rooms is avoided as is the risk of cancellation because of travel disruption. Where parties prefer to be with their legal advisers, this is easily incorporated into a ‘hybrid’ on-line mediation. If an in-person mediation is considered essential then that is not a problem although a different fee structure applies.

"Patrick is excellent – proactive and with the level of gravitas required for any dispute no matter the parties or complexity.5/5" 22nd October 2023

"He has a great track record and is one of the top mediators in the country." 1st category ranking Chambers and Partners 2023

"Patrick is a superb mediator with all the right skills and traits to get the best outcome for all involved. Yesterday was my first experience of a mediation conducted by video conferencing. I was unsure if it would be as effective as a face to face version. I was very pleasantly surprised. The technology works very well, and Patrick has the necessary expertise with it. After a few hours I had almost forgotten that it was a video experience as we began to focus on the issues and negotiation just as you would in a traditional mediation. As the Head of a Property Litigation Team I have whole heartedly recommended video mediating to my team during the current virus restrictions. It really can work. Indeed this could be the start of video mediating by choice! 5/5"

"Patrick's offer to demonstrate how the mediation using 'Zoom' would work on the day expelled all my reservations(which were many!) regarding conducting a tripartite mediation using video conferencing. Patrick is extremely knowledgeable about Zoom and guided and reminded us of the various tools on Zoom throughout the day. The day (which very long day ) went smoothly and extremely well (we reached a settlement). We all very quickly forgot that we were using video conferencing (all parties and their representatives were dialling in from their respective homes). The ability to share documents using 'share screen ' is an excellent tool as it enabled the parties (and Patrick) to see documents (plans, annotations on documents, drafting etc). Patrick is an excellent mediator and handled the difficult negotiations between the smoothly and expertly. I have no hesitation in recommending Patrick and mediation of course via Zoom. 5/5"

"Patrick ensured everyone was at ease and kept informed as much as possible. His knowledge of the online mediation rooms was exceptional, with only a few minor hiccups throughout the day. The online nature of the mediation in no way hindered a deal being reached, and may in some situations helped matters as meetings could be held quickly and documents edited in real time. Patrick was able to drop into rooms quickly and the call feature really helped. 5/5"

" I was nervous about how the mediation process would work via Zoom, particularly with the claimant and two defendants is separate rooms in case we would either lose connection or be put in the wrong 'place' at the wrong time. However, it proved very successful. We have reached a settlement in a relatively timely matter and were able to share documents easily amongst our colleagues and the other parties using the screen sharing facility.5/5"

" We were pleasantly surprised by the video mediation process, and assured that we can work differently and still reach the outcomes we strive for – I would definitely recommend.5/5"

Patrick Walker
Tel: 07912 888851
Sundial Farm
West Yorkshire
LS21 2JQ


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