Curriculum Vitae

Richard Beckwith

Richard Beckwith

   Mediator, Adjudicator, Solicitor, Legal Project Manager

   England and Wales, Overseas






  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Advocacy
  • Legal Project Management


  • Aviation
  • Commercial
  • Healthcare
  • Hotels and Leisure
  • Industrial
  • Oil and Gas
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Civil Works

 Current Positions

Consultant / Beckwith Mediation

 2013 - Current

I am an experienced Solicitor Advocate, having worked in the law since 2003, almost entirely in disputes.  I practice mainly in the areas of general commercial and construction litigation, however I have had experience in a wide range of disputes including group litigation, company and partnership disputes and banking and regulatory disputes.  I have extensive experience of litigating in the High and County Courts as well as pursuing matters through arbitration, adjudication and mediation. 

In addition to qualifying as a solicitor, I obtained higher rights of audience, allowing me to appear in the higher courts in England and Wales.  I am an accredited mediator, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and have acted as an adjudicator on the CEDR Aviation Adjudication Scheme and the Code for Home Builders Independent Dispute Resolution Scheme.

I accept appointment and nomination as Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator and Dispute Board Member in connection with commercial disputes of any nature,  property, construction and engineering and professional negligence matters.  I do not provide regulated legal services through Beckwith Mediation but am able to offer representation independently as a solicitor advocate in arbitrations, adjudications and mediations.

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Head of Dispute Resolution / BWL Consulting Ltd

 2019 - Current

I work with BWL as a solicitor advocate heading their dispute resolution practice.  I primarily deal with a range of construction and commercial disputes in the High and County Courts and at adjudication. 

 Professional Qualifications and Accreditations

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators



Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates


Member and Solicitor Advocate (Civil) 


I hold a Bachelor of Laws degree with Upper Second Class Honours (LLB), a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with Commendation), a Post Graduate Diploma in Commerce (with Commendation) and a Master of Arts with Distinction (MA).

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a Solicitor Advocate and an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.  I am a Founder Member of the College of Neutrals.