Andrew Goodman practises domestically as a barrister in professional indemnity, disciplinary and regulatory claims and in commercial, property and administrative law. He is recognised internationally as one of the foremost mediation advocates and mediation advocacy trainers in the world, having worked in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Nigeria, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Nepal, the UAE, Kuwait and Oman with Governments, Judiciaries, local Bars and commercial organisations. He has been identified as a leading junior at the Professional Negligence Bar by the legal directories since 1995. He is also recommended as a leading mediator in The Legal 500. Andrew was accredited as a CEDR mediator in 1993. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and was formerly Director of Mediator Training at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies at Rushmore University, USA, and holds or has held peripatetic visiting lectureships at 10 British universities.
Andrew is a member of the England and Wales Bar ADR Committee, the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute, and Vice-Chair of the Mediation Advocacy Independent Appraisals Sub-Committee. He is a member of the MoJ/DBS Working Party on Business-led Dispute Resolution, and the Attorney General’s Committee on International Pro-Bono Work and the Judicial Assistance Network. He is a Bar Council, Inner Temple, NITA (UK) and NLS accredited advocacy trainer.
In 2007 he established the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, of which he remains Convenor. Andrew is the prolific author of nearly 50 books, including Mediation Advocacy (2nd edn Nova Law & Finance, 2010 with editions in Hong Kong, Nigeria and India) How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, Writing and Analyzing Judgments (Xpl, 2005), Effective Written Advocacy in Practice (2nd edn Wildys 2011), although most well-known as author of The Court Guide (20th edn PP Publishing 2011-12).