Andrea Barnes (Mediator Profile)

Andrea Barnes (Mediator Profile)

Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 4 Member Level: Junior Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member

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General Information

Qualified: Mediator (2002), Barrister (1999).


Professional – Legal


Andrea has over ten years post qualification experience as a Barrister-at-law specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence, holiday travel sickness claims,costs, general commercial and contract law. Andrea’s current practice is approximately 55% claimant and 45% defendant.


Professional – Mediation


Andrea has seven years experience as an accredited Mediator and is one of the original founder mediators of the Court Based Mediation Scheme. Since accreditation Andrea has mediated a variety of disputes including equine, insurance claims, personal injury, credit hire and intellectual property.  Particular mediation specialism includes general personal injury, costs, credit hire/finance, clinical negligence, motorcycle liability/causation issues, low velocity collision claims, automatism issues, catastrophic injury cases, sale of goods/supply of goods and services, product liability and general contract law.




Prior to qualifying as a Barrister, Andrea undertook nine months secondment to Zurich Insurance plc giving pre-litigation case management advice on personal injury and property claims. Andrea also spent four years gaining PI defendant insurance litigation experience working in-house for Davies Arnold Cooper, in particular, on catastrophic and general personal injury claims, credit hire and credit finance issues. Andrea has also enjoyed two years experience as a Commercial negotiator for the Ministry of Defence and GEC Marconi Communications dealing with worldwide contract tenders, sales and maintenance agreements.




Andrea is a wife and a mum living in the heart of Somerset.  She enjoys extreme sports and cooking.




University of Greenwich, London; Inns of Court School of Law, London


Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Member of the Civil Mediation Council
Member of the Bar Council List of Approved Mediators



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  • Date

    Nature of dispute


  • Personal Injury
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Personal Injury
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled


  • Insurance Provider Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 31 March 2019
  • Level of Cover 2000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider ADR Chambers UK
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 13 June 2002
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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