Mediation is a way of resolving disputes without the cost and time of going to court. It’s confidential and involves an independent, impartial person helping both sides reach a solution that both can agree to.


Mediation has a success rate of around 80%. The process is absolutely confidential and the mediator is trained to help both parties come to an outcome satisfactory to all involved, typically within a day.


At Queen Square Chambers we can offer our own expert mediator as well as the right rooms and facilities to achieve a fast and satisfying resolution.


Anyone going through mediation can also get help from our barristers, many of whom are very experienced at representing and advising people involved in mediations in many specialist areas of law.

Our mediator

Joanna Lewis is an accredited and experienced mediator, as well as a skilled barrister. She has been described as ‘a natural mediator’ and ‘a real peacemaker’.

Joanna has superb people skills, is a very good listener, and can quickly spot the key issues in a dispute by asking probing questions and offering creative thinking. She specialises in a wide variety of areas including:


  • Commercial, contract, trusts and tort
  • Employment and workplace
  • Schools and education
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Boundary and property disputes
  • Neighbour and community disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Insurance
  • Personal injury
  • Clinical negligence

Our facilities

We offer well-equipped and comfortable facilities in the heart of Bristol, including a large conference room with breakout rooms. The combination of an experienced mediator and facilities perfectly suited to dispute resolution make Queen Square Chambers an ideal choice.


Our facilities can be hired for mediation without the obligation to use our mediation team.


Please contact us for availability and a price list. Clerks are always on hand to discuss mediation options with you, so please get in touch any time on 0117 921 1966.

Our Mediation Team