Why choose Harvinder?
15+ years mediation experience, qualified in 2002.
Mediated over 500 civil, commercial, employment, workplace, family and neighbour disputes across all dispute sectors.
90% success rate.
Experience in face to face, telephone & time limited mediations.
Mediated between two and multi parties.
Mediated values in dispute from a few hundred to millions of pounds / euro’s.
Value for money, flexible mediation fees.
Covers the whole of the UK, as well as internationally, has mediated in Germany, Italy, Singapore, Cyprus, India, Turkey & Holland.
Fluently speaks English as well as Punjabi, and is able to understand Hindi and Urdu; has also conducted mediations in Punjabi and translated them into English, as well as translating Hindi and Urdu into English.
Law graduate, LLB (Hons) 2001.
Academy of Experts Accredited Commercial Mediator, 2002.
Qualified Dispute Resolver, 2002.
ADR Group Accredited Civil / Commercial Mediator, 2006.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators approved global faculty member, mediation tutor, accreditation assessor, trainer, (their Commercial Mediation training programme) & deals with appeals for, on all mediation related matters, here in the UK and overseas, which has included Ireland, Greece, Nairobi, Guernsey, Jersey, & Turkey, 2006 – to present.
Qualified Manager through the Chartered Management Institute, Level 5, 2006.
CEDR Accredited Commercial Mediator, 2007.
UK Mediation Accredited Workplace & Community Mediator, 2011.
Associate teacher & qualified trainer, holding the Certificate In Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Level 4, 2013.
Experience, sectors mediated by category A – Z.
Boundary disputes – party wall, (appeals of party wall awards), rights of way, shared driveways / maintenance, fences, trees, high hedges, land & agriculture, land tribunal matters, adverse possession, restrictive covenants, injunctions, trespass.
Construction disputes – technical construction defect claims, non payment, extensions / penalty claims quantum, professional negligence, breach of contract.
Contract disputes – breach of contract, contractual, economic loss & specific performance, Sale of Goods Act 1979, Sale & Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002.
Defamation disputes – libel & slander disputes.
Employment disputes – employment conditions, transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) regulations (TUPE), contracts, pay, redundancy, compromise agreements, grievance and disciplinary procedures, unfair and constructive dismissal, absence, long term sick due to stress.
Energy / utility disputes – Bristol Water, Environmental Agency, Eon Energy, Severn Trent Water,South East Water.
Engineering (civil) disputes – design, construction, maintenance roads, bridges, canals, buildings, architectural, environmental, structural, transportation, water resources, materials.
Family disputes – divorce, separation, contact, access, children, extended family, family businesses, pre wedding, dowry, caste, mixed marriage, in law.
Financial / bank disputes – Agco Finance, Bradford & Bingley, Cabot Financial UK Ltd, HSBC, Lloyds, Natwest Bank, debt recovery, unpaid invoices, banking & repossessions, insolvency, mis-selling of products, pensions & investments, regulatory, misrepresentation, allegations of fraud & breaches of fiduciary responsibilities.
Governmental / public body disputes – Birmingham City Council, Environmental agency, George Elliot Hospital NHS Trust, / CGCS, Mendip District Council, Somerset County Council, Victim Support, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
Information technology disputes –data services, hardware, software, systems, hosting issues,intellectual property, disaster recovery, contractual breaches.
Insurance disputes – breach of conditions, coverage, interruption of business, product liability claims,professional negligence, property damage, policy wording, warranty breaches.
Intellectual property disputes – branding, trade marks, copyright infringement, passing off of trade goodwill, reputation, theft of intellectual property by competitors/ employees.
Landlord & tenant disputes – repair, disrepair, rights, obligations, service charges, leases, rent, unlawful eviction.
Neighbour disputes – harassment & racism, anti social behaviour, noise, DIY, parking, children & pets.
Personal injury disputes – clinical negligence, NHS Trusts, healthcare & pharmaceutical, care & residential homes.
Professional negligence disputes – professional negligence, misrepresentation, incorrect advice, defective services.
Property disputes – property, proprietary estoppels, land, planning, boundary, rights of ways, flooding, building & housing disrepair.
Shareholder & partnership disputes – Companies Act, breach of warranty, director and shareholder, partnership, joint venture, family business, company / business.
Travel disputes - sickness, delay, insurance claims, not fit for the purpose, misreprentation.
Third sector / charity disputes – volunteer employee, organisational, branch, management board / trustee, hierarchy.
Wills & probate disputes – wills, probate & codicils, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, contesting a will, validity / legitimacy, mental capacity, allegations of fraud / executors acting inappropriately, power of attorney.
Workplace disputes – bullying, harassment, victimisation, reduced productivity, low morale, manager and employee.
Sophie Biedla, Solicitor – Berrymans Lace Mawer Solicitors, Liverpool
"Your input was instrumental to an agreement being achieved; within four hours you managed to somehow lead the parties to a solution, bearing in mind they were poles apart at the beginning of the session and a solution did not appear to be possible initially."
Rachel Sorensen, Solicitor – Wright Hassall Solicitors, Warwickshire
"My clients were delighted how quickly you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement, bearing in mind the significant amount of evidence that each party had put forward and the length of time our dispute had gone on."
Michelle Caney, Barrister at Law – St Ives Chambers, Birmingham
"The Claimant and Defendant had become entrenched and were no longer even on speaking terms. The costs which you undoubtedly saved both parties, in addition to the time and inconvenience, cannot be underestimated. My client was very impressed with both your attitude and manner during the whole process. Without your assistance I am confident that we would not have been able to reach settlement."
Stuart J. Frame, Barrister – Staple Inn Chambers, London
"A party wall award had been appealed in the county court, and unfortunately both parties had racked up considerable legal fees, even prior to a final hearing of the matter. All parties were therefore concerned that no more unnecessary legal fees be expended. All of the outstanding issues were addressed and resolved through your mediation skills without which this dispute would have undoubtedly been listed for a final appeal hearing, thus still causing the parties considerable time, stress and expense. I would therefore like to thank you for your skill and help, and I would happily recommend you to other barristers, solicitors, and litigants in person."
Gareth Jenkins, Solicitor – Standley & Co Solicitors, Solihull
"...The sum of money being claimed was in excess of one hundred thousand pounds (£100,000). My client and I found you to be competent, friendly and professional throughout the whole process, and were delighted how quickly you were able to assist in facilitating settlement given the complexity and length of time the dispute had gone on."
Ian Cox, Managing Partner – Sarginsons Law LLP, Coventry
"Both my client and I, found you to be competent, friendly and professional throughout the whole process, we are both grateful that this matter was not re-listed before the Court and that you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement of this dispute."
Andrew Lund, Senior Partner – Rees Page Solicitors, Wolverhampton
"Your in-put in bringing the dispute to a palatable conclusion was very valuable indeed. Both myself and my colleague were struck by the tenacity that you showed in dealing with one of the parties' whose position had become particularly entrenched."
Elizabeth Spence, Lawyer – Pickering & Butters Solicitors, Stafford
"After all this time we were able to reach a settlement with which both sides felt they had had some success, and therefore saved face, which negated the necessity for a very expensive two to three day trial. My clients were pleased with the outcome, did not feel browbeaten in anyway which I have seen in other mediations, and are therefore happy with the result."
Cliff Morris, Associate – Paris Smith LLP, Southampton
"The request we received for instructions were clear and concise and were helpful in setting the agenda for the Mediation. The Mediation was conducted quickly and concisely, taking significantly less than a full day, due to the timing and tempo provided by the Mediator. Overall the Mediation was settled quickly between the parties, giving an effective and speedy resolution."
Mukesh Murria, Managing Director & Solicitor, Murria Solicitors, Birmingham
"My clients and I were impressed with the resilience, pre mediation preparation by you. I was also impressed with how you focused the parties on a solution and indeed facilitation of the same. We choose you as we were impressed with your CV which displayed your extensive mediation experience, which bore fruition. I would happily recommend you to other law firms."
Alex Kershaw-Moore, Senior Solicitor – Mendip District Council, Somerset
"Neither my client nor myself had been through a mediation process before and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reach a settlement. My client found you to be very fair and willing to take time to hear all our issues - sometimes in great deal. I believe that this helped diffuse any tensions that existed at the outset and assisted both parties in breaking free from entrenched positions to try and find a workable solution."
Dilshad Kaur Judge, Senior Associate Solicitor, MK Gill Solicitors, Hounslow
“Although initially, it appeared not much progress would be made, you managed somehow to lead the parties to a solution helping them to resolve their issues and construct a solution, to put an end to this matter once and for all, and avoid an expensive court hearing. We are grateful for your assistance and would readily refer you to other law firms.”
John McArdle, Solicitor – McArdles Solicitors, Co. Durham
"This was a professional negligence case where there was a significant amount of ill feeling and I felt you controlled the position extremely well... I found your flexibility to be very useful in keeping down costs. As you know I was able to participate in the mediation by telephone which meant that my charge to the client was greatly reduced and in the end the matter was settled satisfactorily."
Janette Johnston, Partner – Landons Solicitors, Essex
"Should I need further assistance in the future, I will have no hesitation in recommending your services."
Greg Saunders, Solicitor – Hadens Solicitors, Walsall
"...You recently conducted a mediation... The issues related to a boundary dispute which had been ongoing for many years and which was headed inevitably towards very expensive litigation. My clients and I found you to be professional and effective and I am pleased that this very acrimonious matter has now settled. Thank you for your assistance I would not hesitate to recommend you to other firms."
Anthony Krikler, Solicitor – Gillhams Solicitors LLP, London
"Thank you for acting as a mediator in this matter. I found you to be skilful and professional and your involvement certainly led to settlement of the dispute."
Paul Balen, Partner – Freeth Cartwright LLP, Nottingham
"Had this case not have gone to Mediation it would have ended up before the High Court in London for trial by jury. Your interpretation skills were clearly an advantage which was one of the reasons we chose you to mediate. My client was pleased with the outcome and that he can now lay this matter to rest."
Helen O Brien-Quinn, Solicitor – FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors, Telford
"I genuinely believe that if it wasn't for your professionalism and assistance, the parties would not have settled on the day. My client informed me that he was extremely pleased with the outcome, I will certainly recommend you to other solicitors."
Jonathan Smith, Senior Associate – Eversheds LLP, Newcastle
"Harvinder's quiet but determined approach was the difference between the case settling or proceeding to a litigious end. This was a classic example of how to mediate a dispute."
Gurbinder Gill, Associate Solicitor – Eric Bowes Solicitors, Birmingham
"Although negotiations were difficult... a satisfactory result was founded at mediation. I thank you for your assistance, without which a fair resolution would not have been achieved. Eric Bowes are happy to recommend you to others."
Paul Verlander, Partner – Carpenter & Co Solicitors, Surrey
"I was very pleased by your assistance in this matter having received a report back from Louise Campbell - Brown who was equally as complimentary. In fact I have recommended your services to at least two other commercial dispute clients and I may revert to you in respect thereof shortly."
Natalie Wolfe, Solicitor – Beachcroft LLP, Leeds
"The parties had become somewhat entrenched, the Court proceedings had not been pursued with any great vigour and there appeared to be no solution in sight. Our clients and us would like to thank you for assisting the parties in coming to a settlement on the day of the mediation and we would certainly recommend you to other solicitors."
Patrick Currie, Solicitor – Addison O Hare Solicitors, Walsall
"I thank you for exhibiting your Mediation skills in this case and am satisfied that had it not been for the expertise that you showed throughout the Mediation process then this matter may well have not been resolved and may have continued to an expensive hearing."
Victim Support – Yvonne Murray – HR Business Partner, Central England and Wales
"I am writing regarding your recent involvement with Victim Support and the help which you gave us by providing a mediation service within our organisation. As you know, I had been experiencing some difficulties which were occupying a disproportionate amount of my time and which certainly required the intervention of an independent organisation in order to achieve an amicable resolution. I am pleased to tell you that your mediation has proved successful and that there has been positive feedback from the individuals concerned. I would like to thank you and am grateful for your urgent attention to my request for assistance. Should the need arise, I would be happy to utilise your services again."
Mr WDE Shipman, Chair – Central Mediation Services, West Bromwich
"...You were involved in the resolution of hundreds of disputes whilst employed as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) / Civil Mediator for Sandwell Mediation Services... I would have no hesitation to recommend you as a Mediator."
Mr Abid Hussain, Manager – Aspects Housing Ltd, Birmingham
"Both my colleague and I... were delighted how quickly you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement, bearing in mind the complexity and length of time our dispute had gone on..."
Karen Cheel ACIArb, Member Services Department – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
"His knowledge of the mediation process is commendable and he is a real credit to the CIArb."
Mr Richard Foster, Operations Manager – Cousins Furniture, Dudley
"With regards to the recent mediation you conducted between Cousins and one of our customers, I wish to thank you for your assistance... Similarly we successfully settled a previous dispute you mediated for me in October 2003 and I would not hesitate to recommend you..."
Lloyd Kuber – Home & Away Estate Agents, London
"I was the Part 20 Defendant in a landlord and tenant dispute... After an afternoons negotiations, and coming close to walking away without settling, a settlement was achieved, I wish to thank you for your diplomacy and mediation skills, as it was a long afternoon, a 3 party dispute with 7 people for the claimants, and although I was not represented and the other 2 parties were you ensured that the process was even handed..."
J Mondair, Director – Kaymans Apparel Ltd, Birmingham
"...Our solicitor, my partners and I, were impressed with your expertise and how quickly you grasped the issues in dispute, as well as the underlying not so apparent issues, which you subtly tackled at the appropriate times... due to your mediation skills we achieved all of our objectives."
Mark Cutler – Himley Garden Buildings, Halesowen
"I was more than a little worried that I would be intimidated into a decision that would have been unfair... However with your skills available to me, I believe that the correct result was found..."
John Connolly, CEO – MortonConnolly, Bristol
"I wish to put on record our gratitude to you for the patience and time given in order to reach this settlement."
Chris Benson, Principal Advice Officer – Sandwell Trading Standards, Sandwell
"The cases were all of a consumer and or contractual nature and varied in value from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds. The feedback from the disputants was very positive and many commented that they would not have pursued their complaint without your assistance."
Steve Khela, Managing Director – SMS Computer Solutions, Birmingham
"Your down to earth approach, and the fact that you treated me like a human being rather than another case number was refreshing... This matter was resolved and concluded in a day which allowed me to focus on my business and not take up months of my time and the considerable expense of preparing for trial."
Clare McKechan – CHBC Architects, Leamington Spa
"...The dispute... had been going on now for a considerable period of time... we were delighted how quickly you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement, bearing in mind the position the defendant initially took."
David Wilton – The Academy of Experts, London
"...The Academy of Experts has appointed you as the lead Mediator on 14 occasions. All of these appointments have been Commercial disputes, and the nature of the disputes have varied from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of pounds, and ranged from breach of contract, housing disrepair to probate disputes."
Dr Peter Fenn, Commercial Mediator & Trainer – University of Manchester, Manchester
"You are a real expert and I count you as one of the leaders in the Mediation field, I would have no hesitation in recommending you as a Mediator or Mediation Trainer."