Paul Randolph is a leading British mediator, trainer and writer, whose approach adopts a subtle focus on the psychology of conflict and conflict management.
Paul is a barrister (Call: 1971) and an accredited mediator (CEDR, 1999; RSPC 2000). He practises from Field Court Chambers in Gray’s Inn, London, and is a Board member of the UK Civil Mediation Council, and a member of the UK Bar Council ADR Committee and. He is an Adviser to the Trustees of the Tutu Foundation UK and heads their TFUK Mediation service. He is also on the Board of the Slynn Foundation, a member of EMNI (the European Mediation Network Initiative), IMI (the International Mediation Institute), the IBA (International Bar Association), BIMA (Belief in Mediation and Arbitration), and formerly the Professional Standards Committee of the College of Mediators, and External Examiner for the Mediation LLM at Kingston University.
He has many years of mediation experience, and has mediated successfully in commercial, workplace and professional negligence matters, in family-type conflicts involving property, inheritance and probate issues, and in business and partnership disputes. He has dealt with multi-party disputes with values up to £140 million.
In 1998, together with an eminent psychotherapist, Paul created the Mediation Skills Course at what is now the School of Psychotherapy and Psychology at Regent’s University London. Paul has been its Course Leader since then, training and accrediting over 1000 mediators.
Paul’s book Mediation – A Psychological Insight into Conflict Resolution (2004) received wide acclaim, and in February 2016 he published his second book: The Psychology of Conflict.– Mediating in a Diverse World, with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and endorsements from Sir Henry Brooke, Sir Alan Ward, and Boris Johnson.
Paul Randolph’s presentations on the psychological aspects of mediation and conflict resolution have received wide acclaim with UK and international audiences. He has given master classes on the application of psychology in mediation and in conflict management to professional and official organisations in the UK and throughout Europe, as well as in India, China, South Africa, North and South America, Singapore, Russia, Turkey and Jordan.