Chris Danbury

Chris Danbury


With almost 30 years experience as a doctor, Chris trained in general internal medicine and anaesthesia before switching to intensive care medicine. Chris was appointed as a consultant Intensive Care Physician and Anaesthetist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2002. After gaining an M.Phil in Medical Law, he was offered a personal appointment as Visiting Fellow in Helath Law by the Senate of the University of Reading in 2005, which he still holds today.

Accredited as a mediator by The London School of Mediation in 2015 Chris has mediated complex disputes regarding ‘Best Interests’ in the Court of Protection about life sustaining treatments where there was disagreement between treating team and relatives. 

Chris lectures on healthcare mediation both at National and International meetings and has been interviewed by the BBC about healthcare mediation.

A director of the Medical Mediation Foundation, which offers independent support and advice to help health professionals, patients or their representatives resolve disagreements about medical care.


St Paul's School, London
St George's Hospital Medcial School, London
University of Glasglow - Dissertation: Dying on the Intesive Care Unit, 2004

Current Appointments

Consultant Intensive Care Physician and Anaesthetist, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Visiting Fellow in Health Law, School of Law, University of Reading
Chair, Legal and Ethical Policy Unit, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
Member, Committee of Ethics in Medicine, Royal College of Physicians
Registered Mediator, Civil Mediation Council



“I have learnt a lot from Chris and how he handles potential disagreements. Very clear and logical thinker.” Dr R.W.
“Excellent friendly manner that puts you at ease.” Mrs T.Y.
“Warm, friendly, caring.” Mr G.Y.


Chris Danbury

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0207 5830444


What does a mediation session cost?

The fee is usually split equally between the parties, unless they agree otherwise. We have a fee for 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours that includes administration, preparation, travel and the mediation. The parties usually provide the venue.

Areas of mediation

We can offer mediators in the following areas, although the list is not prescriptive:

  • Civil litigation
  • Personal injury and clininical negligence
  • Legal disputes 
  • Property disputes 
  • Inheritance disputes 
  • Commercial litigation disputes 
  • Business disputes including family business 
  • Construction disputes 
  • Land disputes
  • S106 planning
  • Professional negligence
  • Occupational stress
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Neighbour disputes 
  • Insurance claims
  • Workplace disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Contract disputes 
  • Consumer disputes 
  • Partnership disagreements
  • Boardroom disuputes 
  • Shareholder disagreements