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Cynthia McFarlane

Barrister & Mediator

Clerksroom

London, UK

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Cynthia’s Biography

Cynthia McFarlane is a highly regarded Mediator and Barrister at Clerksroom and an Associate Member of 1MCB, Chambers of John Benson QC. Called to the Bar in 2003, Cynthia has been dispensing expert legal advice for almost two decades and specialises in equine, civil, family and regulatory law.

Since 2014 Cynthia has been an accredited mediator in all areas of law and has created a unique 3 step process to ensure clients consider mediation as a necessary stage in the legal procedure. Her approachability, excellent communication skills and ability to simplify complex legal matters means she is highly sought-after by both corporate and individual clients.

Cynthia is one of a limited number of International Equine Mediators. As ‘The Horse Lawyer’, Cynthia combines her passion for horses with her legal expertise and advises clients in the niche area of equine law and related issues such as personal injury, professional negligence, industry regulation and road traffic law. Cynthia seeks to encourage inclusivity in the horse industry and is involved with projects where she can use mediation...
Cynthia McFarlane is a highly regarded Mediator and Barrister at Clerksroom and an Associate Member of 1MCB, Chambers of John Benson QC. Called to the Bar in 2003, Cynthia has been dispensing expert legal advice for almost two decades and specialises in equine, civil, family and regulatory law.

Since 2014 Cynthia has been an accredited mediator in all areas of law and has created a unique 3 step process to ensure clients consider mediation as a necessary stage in the legal procedure. Her approachability, excellent communication skills and ability to simplify complex legal matters means she is highly sought-after by both corporate and individual clients.

Cynthia is one of a limited number of International Equine Mediators. As ‘The Horse Lawyer’, Cynthia combines her passion for horses with her legal expertise and advises clients in the niche area of equine law and related issues such as personal injury, professional negligence, industry regulation and road traffic law. Cynthia seeks to encourage inclusivity in the horse industry and is involved with projects where she can use mediation as a powerful tool for change.

In civil cases Cynthia covers contract, tort and personal injury and represents claimants as well as defendants. When it comes to regulatory law, she has represented the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) at disciplinary hearings. She also accepts instructions from nurses and midwives in cases before the NMC.

Having completed her pupillage at East Anglian Chambers, Cynthia began her legal career at 10 King’s Bench Walk, Chambers of C J Algar, a mixed criminal and civil practice. She is a graduate of Kingston University and has undertaken a course in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Regent’s University. Cynthia is listed in The Legal 500 UK, the leading guide to law firms and lawyers in the UK.

Cynthia is a Mentor on the Beyond Barriers Mentorship Scheme at Kingston University and is a volunteer for the homelessness charity, Crisis.
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COVID broke our courts system. Now we must break our reliance on the courts

Respected Mediator and Barrister Cynthia McFarlane looks at alternatives to the current system and how we should decrease our dependence on the courts.

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Cynthia’s Background

Clerksroom
Barrister & Mediator
Dec 2021 - Present
Founded in 2001 by two barristers and a clerk, Clerksroom is an award-winning chambers and a leading provider of mediators and barristers in England and Wales.
1MCB | Chambers of John Benson QC
Associate Member
Dec 2021 - Present
London, UK
1MCB, the Chambers of John Benson QC, was founded in 1977 with the aim of representing the broader community and a focus on disadvantaged groups.
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Other Business Interests

UK Black Business Show
Exhibitor
London, UK
Cynthia was an exhibitor at The UK Black Business Show which took place in October 2021 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London. The show is an opportunity for Black talent to explore career opportunities, and enjoy inspiring content.

Media

The Dark Horse Podcast
Click on the logo to listen to all episodes of The Dark Horse podcasts, written and presented by Cynthia McFarlane, Equine Mediator & Barrister.
COVID19: Out of quarantine and into the fire?
Speaker
Jun 2020
London, UK
In her webinar entitled “COVID19: Out of quarantine and into the fire?”, Cynthia discusses three points to help equine-related businesses that are emerging from quarantine. She talks about what you can do during lockdown to prevent legal disputes, what you can do if you are being faced with a legal dispute, and lastly Cynthia shares tips that are essential for equine-related businesses.

Accreditation

Civil Mediation Council
Panel Mediator
London, UK
The CMC is recognised as the authority in the UK for all matters related to civil, commercial, workplace and other non-family mediation cases.

Memberships

BAME Equine and Rural Activities Focus Group (BERF)
Member
Sep 2020 - Present
The BAME Equine and Rural Activities Focus Group (BERF) was set up in 2020 to inspire, support, encourage and educate members of the BAME community about the equine industry and other rural pursuits.

Awards & Endorsements

Personal Injury Awards
Mediation Achiever of the Year Winner 2020
The Personal Injury Awards are judged by a prestigious independent panel made up of experts from across the sector. Together they assess hundreds of entries and decide who should be recognised as the leading lights of personal injury.
The Legal 500
Cynthia McFarlane is listed in The Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK.

Charitable Interests

Beyond Barriers Student Mentoring Scheme
Mentor
The Beyond Barriers Student Mentoring Scheme at Kingston University offers support for under-represented students and is designed to give students the confidence and skills to develop techniques to enhance their studies and address attainment gaps in higher education.
Crisis
Volunteer
2010 - Present
London, UK
Crisis is a national charity for homelessness in the United Kingdom, committed to ending the cycle of poverty and the associated consequences. Crisis works with homeless individuals across the country, supporting them on their journey to rebuilding their lives and improving their living conditions.

Cynthia’s Education

Regent's University London
Alternative Dispute Resolution
2013 - 2014
BPP Law School
Bar Vocational Course, Law
2002 - 2003
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