Ronald Bradbeer


CEDR Solve and Direct Mediator (1993), CEDR Faculty Member (1998 to date), Civil Mediation Council Communications Committee Member (2009 to date), Scottish Mediation Network Member 2010)

Extensive professional experience – Ronald has over40 years’ experience as a solicitor in many areas of litigation, as well as a further 20 years’ experience as a mediator. He was sole Legal Adviser to British shipbuilders externally for 15 years. He was successively Head of Litigation, Managing Partner and Senior Partner of Eversheds in the North of England giving him lengthy and detailed experience of working with people in the dispute resolution field.

People-focused, commercially minded – With a natural ability to connect with people and their problems, Ronald also has complete clarity of understanding of the parties’ business and personal purposes and ambitions,as well as steering them to solutions that satisfy both personal and commercial needs.

Recognised mediation expert– Ronald has been in great demand for his mediation services around the world. His services have been used by the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank, the EU as key ADR expert for Turkey and has worked with the Ministers of Justice in most countries in Asia as he has helped them to develop an understanding of, and recognition of the need for, mediation legal competence. His enthusiasm and availability for travel is recognised from, whilst retaining his base on Hadrian’s Wall.

Why Choose Ronald?

An independent mediator with a successful mediation career spanning two decades, Ronald Bradbeer has extensive experience of a broad range of clients and claims, from individual personal cases to high-value multi-party and international disputes, where he has developed the use of video conference techniques, thus avoiding the high cost to the parties in long haul flights, hotels and missed days at work. Ronald has many years of experience in working with parties and advisers who in turn often come to mediation with a wide range of experience and expectations. Ronald has a track record of helping the parties to recognise his positive approach to both problems and people which gets results for them.

Areas of Expertise

Shipping, professional indemnity, commercial, property, public/product liability, clinical negligence and personal injury claims. Ronald is also a Consultant with CEDR and a member of the Court of Appeal mediation panel

Ronald’s mediation experience covers multi-party claims, internationalclaims(Dublin to Beijing to Nova Scotia), focusing particularly on:


Live stock issues, partnership and asset ownership disputes, farming inheritance issues and all related agricultural disputes.


Partnership/shareholder disputes, contract, intellectual property, insolvency, construction, Chancery litigation.


Professional indemnity, property, product liability and subrogated claims.

Personal injury

Multi-track/catastrophic/fatal, clinical negligence, stress, harassment and disease claims (his HIV/haemophilia litigation experience covered the whole of the North of England.


Access/boundary, landlord/tenant, housing association disputes.


Inheritance/contested wills and related outcomes of ownership of assets.

Ronald has also successfully mediated disputes involving costs in excess of £1M per party, industrial negotiations, workplace/employment, and other disputes involving all varieties ofprofessionals and their regulatory bodies.

Professional Memberships

Civil Mediation Council, Law Society, CEDR Faculty Member.

Panels –Northern Dispute Resolutions, EDRG (Education Dispute Resolution Group, Dundee University edr Group

What Ronald Says?
What other people say / Testimonials