Jeff Lewis - Mediator

Jeff is a solicitor with more than 15 years’ experience. He specialises in commercial contract disputes and warranty claims (with particular experience in the sporting and financial sectors), professional negligence claims and property litigation (including commercial landlord and tenant disputes) within one of the North West’s leading firms.

He was appointed as a deputy district judge in 2001 and became a CEDR accredited mediator and a member of the CEDR Panel of Mediators in 2000.

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Partner at Brabners Chaffe Street LLP, Manchester

Professional background


Commercial litigation partner at Brabners Chaffe Street LLP, Manchester.

Specialist areas of practice:

Commercial contract disputes and warranty claims, with particular experience in disputes in the sporting sector;

Financial services litigation (including FSA-related litigation and associated claims);

Professional negligence claims.

Chancery and property litigation (including TOLATA disputes).

Other areas of practice include general commercial litigation, such as shareholder and partnership disputes and property litigation.

Deputy District Judge. Higher Court advocacy rights holder.


Partner in the commercial litigation department at Kuit Steinart Levy,

Manchester, 1997 - 2005.

Assistant solicitor and subsequently partner in the commercial litigation department at Vaudreys, Manchester (now Beachcroft Wansbroughs, Manchester), 1989 – 1997.

ADR/Mediation experience

Accredited by CEDR in January 2000 and by ADR Group in March 2005. Has

carried out a number of mediations in a variety of matters, and is on several

panels of mediators. Has also taken part in a number of mediations on behalf of clients.

Membership of professional organisations

President of Manchester Law Society Council; chair of Civil Litigation Committee of

Manchester Law Society; member of Property Litigation Association; member of

Solicitors Association for Higher Court Advocates.

Named over the years as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners’ Guides to the legal profession, which describe him as “an operator who is at once a vociferous personality and a good listener” (2005) and “a technically able lawyer and sound litigator” (2006). The Legal 500 (2012) says ‘His professionalism and commitment are impeccable’.