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Christopher Woodruff

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Chris is a litigation solicitor with over 36 years of experience. For 20 years he was head of litigation in the London office of a national firm based in the City of London.


Throughout his professional life he has been involved in the resolution of commercial disputes of all types and levels, from international arbitrations and High Court claims to disputes between business partners who have fallen out and disputes between individuals including disputes between neighbours.


He became an ADR Group accredited mediator in 2005 and successfully mediated a number of commercial disputes including a difficult partnership dispute, a number of construction disputes and sale of goods and services disputes.


Professional Background

Chris qualified as a solicitor in October 1981 and in a short time became a partner in a central London firm. In 1997 he was recruited to establish and head the litigation department in the London office of Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, a position which he held until October 2017.


Over the years he acted for a number of commercial clients ranging from listed companies in the UK to international companies including international airlines. He acted for the European Commission in a litigation in the High Court.


Areas of Specialism

  • Boundary Dispute
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Partnership
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Shareholder Dispute

Get in Touch

ADR Group
The Dounsells, Mores Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5RZ

General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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