"Stephen Shaw attracts very high praise, and is particularly recommended for complex property and commercial mediations. He is 'particularly good at quelling the more emotive aspects' of claims, and particularly impresses with his 'perseverance and ability to deal with volatile personalities'". Legal 500

"Stephen Shaw is also a mediator with considerable market recognition. Interviewees say: "His style is relaxed, open and non-threatening. He is a good listener and has a good eye for detail, which makes discussions between parties go very smoothly." Shaw has a broad real estate practice, and is also called upon in relation to a range of more general commercial matters." Chambers & Partners

"Lauded for his professionalism and sensitivity"
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Called to the bar

STEPHEN SHAW was called to the Bar in 1975, and for more than 30 years practised in general commercial and property litigation, appearing in many high profile and reported cases.
His practice included:

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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.

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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.

He now practises exclusively as a Mediator in these areas, and in the broad range of civil disputes.

Seminars For Solicitors

Stephen Shaw has lectured widely to firms of Solicitors, Barristers’ Chambers and others, on Alternative Dispute Resolution generally, and Mediation specifically. He is available by appointment to help you with your understanding and application of Mediation skills. In a Seminar lasting about one hour, entitled “How to Work for Your Mediation, and Make Your Mediation Work for You” he will help you learn, whether as a client or lawyer, how to maximize the prospects of achieving a settlement at your Mediation. For Seminars attended by more than 20 people, there is no charge.

Deputy District Judge

Stephen Shaw was appointed Deputy District Judge in 2010. He sits in County Courts in the London area, determining a wide range of civil disputes.

Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)

Stephen is also a Judge in the above Tribunal, which specialises in the resolution of disputes related to the ownership and occupation of residential leasehold property, and other residential tenanted property.

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Lamb Chambers, Lamb Building, Temple, London. EC4Y 7AS.

07775 944 760