Paul Randolph

Position: Course Leader
Faculty: Psychotherapy & Psychology

Professional Biography

Paul Randolph is a highly experienced mediator, trainer, lecturer and author. Following 35 years at the Bar as a litigator, Paul moved to being a full time mediator in about 2007. He now has considerable experience in mediating in a very wide variety of disputes, from Commercial and Contractual cases to Family, Employment and Workplace disputes.

He is Course Leader on a Mediation Course at the Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology (RSPP), Regent's University London.  Paul, together with the late Dr Freddie Strasser, an eminent psychotherapist, conceived and designed this Mediation Course in 1998. He created and wrote all the training materials, and since 1999 he has been the Course Leader and Lecturer on the course. He has now trained over 1000 mediators, in the UK, the Channel Islands, Latvia, Croatia, Romania, Albania and Jordan. Paul conducts the course for in-house training, and has trained HR personnel in several substantial organisations, in conflict avoidance and conflict resolution.

Paul has developed a specialist expertise in the psychology of Conflict. He has given presentations on Conflict Management, Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Resolution at conferences in the UK, China, India, Russia, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, Romania, Albania and Jordan, to commercial, legal and government organisations.

The unique ‘psychotherapeutic' model of mediation taught on his courses has achieved wide acclaim, and has also furnished him with an added insight into the psychology of conflict, providing him with an edge on mediators trained elsewhere. This additional experience of training and supervising mediators, combined with the communication skills gained as a barrister, enable him to be particularly effective in conflict resolution, as well as in conflict management.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Bar Council ADR Committee
  • Civil Mediation Council (CMC)
  • Professional Standards Committee of College of Mediators
  • Central London Civil Justice Centre Mediation Committee
  • National Mediation Providers Association
  • The Slynn Foundation
  • European Mediation Network Initiative (EMNI)
  • International Mediation Institute (IMI)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Bar European Circuit


  • Mediation - A Psychological Insight into Conflict Resolution, co-written with the late Dr Freddie Strasser, was published in November 2004;  it has a Foreword by the late Lord Slynn of Hadley, and was favourably reviewed in The Times by Sir Henry Brooke, former Vice President of the Court of Appeal, current Chair Civil Mediation Council.
  • Paul has written numerous articles on mediation, in The Times, The Guardian, the New Law Journal, the Law Society Solutions Magazine, the Residential Landlord, and the Residential Property Investor. He wrote an article on Smith v Manchester Awards in JPIL [2005]

Last updated: 01 March 2018