Mark Dubbery - Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mark Dubbery - Mediation and ADR profile

Mark is an experienced barrister and mediator adept at cutting through legal and factual complexities and focusing on the parties’ real needs and motivations. He is an excellent communicator: sympathetic and measured where required but equally able to bring a robust, analytical approach to breaking through apparent barriers to settlement.

Mark joined Pump Court Chambers as a pupil in 1996 and now specialises in claims involving the Inheritance Act 1975, constructive trusts, contentious probate, proprietary estoppel, all manner of family financial claim and disputes relating to real property including boundary disputes and claims arising out of fraud, undue influence, misrepresentation, negligence and costs. He also appears before the Lands Tribunal, Court of Protection and at Coroners’ inquests. 

Notable cases include: Soulsbury v Soulsbury [2007] EWCA Civ 969; Williams v Parris [2008] EWCA Civ 1147; Stoker v Rose (Re Krystofowicz (deceased)) (2001) WTLR 883; McMeekin v Long (2003) 29 EG 120 and Brown v Russel Young & Co. SCCO 53R/2005.

Mark is a regular speaker at seminars organised by Pump Court Chambers, by CLT and by local law societies and practice groups. He presents regular internet seminars for Lips Legal. He is a regular contributor of articles to chambers publications and to third party websites.




Year of call: 1996
  • Accredited Mediator (ADR Group)
Areas of specialism:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business and Commercial
  • Children Private Law
  • Court of Protection
  • Family Finance
  • Inheritance, Wills and Probate
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Property
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • BSc (Economics) - University College, London.
  • LLB (First Class) - City Law School.
Professional associations:
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Member of ACTAPS
  • Western Circuit
  • Civil Mediation Council
Professional activities:
  • Mark is a regular speaker at Chambers’ and external seminars.
  • Contributor to specialist publications on and off line.
  • Speaker, trainer and lecturer at chambers’ events and those arranged for or by solicitors, regional practice groups, HMRC and commercial providers including CLT, CPDcast, MBL and Lips Legal.
Outside Interests:
  • Travel, sport, cooking, the arts.
Notable Cases:
  • Chekov v Fryer [2015] EWHC 1642 (Ch)
  • Kentfield v Wright [2010] EWHC 1607 (Ch)
  • Parris v Williams [2008] EWCA Civ 1147
  • Broadway v Fernandez [2007] EWHC 684 (Ch).
  • Soulsbury v Soulsbury [2007] EWCA Civ 938
  • Brown & Ors v Russell Young & Co (a firm) [2006] EWHC 90055 (Costs)
  • McMeekin v Long [2003] 29 EG 120
  • Stoker v Rose (Re Krzystofowicz (deceased) [2001] W.T.L.R. 883
  • Stands to Reason – PS Magazine (Law Society), November 2012. ( (£))
  • Communication Breakdown – Private Client Advisor, March 2012. (
  • Cohabitants and the IPFD – Lawskills, June 2010. (
  • You can’t take it with you – or leave it behind: Roberts and Milbour v Fresco [2017] EWHC 283 (Ch) - Family Law March 2017 (