Barry Frieslander

Barry Frieslander

MCIArb Cheshire
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 173 Thumbs-up Rating: πŸ‘ 87% Member Level: Elite Mediator

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General Information

Summary:

Barry is widely acknowledged as an astute lateral thinking problem solver

Barry has acted as sole Mediator in a wide range of commercial and non-commercial disputes; to date, the largest claim being EUR135m, a complex multi-party dispute which achieved a negotiated settlement several hours less than scheduled.

Barry has a clear and concise understanding of the commercial realities of complex business, while possessing the life-skills necessary to overcome the emotional dynamics of both aggressive commercial litigation and matrimonial conflict. This unique set of assets increases the chances of agreement between the parties.

Barry consistently achieves an annualised settlement rate in the order of 90-95%.

Areas of dispute resolution expertise include but are not restricted to:

  • Boundary & land-use
  • Business partnership
  • Contract
  • Cross-border
  • Employment
  • HMRC/LDF
  • Insurance
  • Investor-management
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Matrimonial
  • Personal injury
  • Holiday travel sickness claims
  • Probate
  • Professional negligence

Barry holds Certified Elite Mediator status compliant with the EU, the Ministry of Justice and the Civil Mediation Council.

Accreditations:

  • ADR Group: Accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator
  • ADR Group: Accredited Hybrid Matrimonial Mediator
  • CMC Registered Civil-Commercial Mediator

Miscellany:

Barry's interest in ways of avoiding disputes and conflicts developed several years before ADR came of age. This "hobby" took a more formal direction in 2007 after acting as an informal mediator in a contractual dispute between two commercial parties. Following mediation, the parties commented that Barry's role was a vital ingredient in the settlement of this case.

Barry holds the Society of Technical Analysts Diploma (MSTA Dip) and the London Stock Exchange Practice (SEP).

After twenty years as a UK stockbroker and nationally known financial markets analyst, Barry decided to leave the financial markets and became a consultant with a wide ranging investment vehicle. At the same time he initiated his own residential and commercial property development company.

Feedback:

• "...with less than 48 hours from your appointment to the mediation, we were all extremely impressed how well prepared you were and the depth of your understanding of the case."

• "...the Mediation was well organised and ultimately successful within a very reasonable timescale and in a dispute where the parties appeared at the outset to be firmly entrenched and set upon a day in Court. A very positive experience..."

• "I felt that you employed a good strategy...which bore fruit as it brought both parties closer together quickly in terms of settlement figures. Knowing the character of our opponents, I think the fact that you drew them into settling the matter at all is a good endorsement of your skills..."

• "Your suggested solution to this impasse was nothing short of brilliant! "

• "Again, thank you for your professional approach - mixed with a lot of commonsense - that made us all see the reality of the situation."

• "This was just about the most contentious case I have had to deal with; the chances of agreement were almost non existent...very well done indeed!"

• Both legal teams were amazed how you were able to move the Parties from intransigency to accommodation and compromise..."

• "Most professional...A pleasure to work with."

• "You were extremely fast in focusing in on the key issues …while maintaining a flexible approach."

• "...a first class non-judgemental listener..."

• "Your easy manner made you very approachable, having the right temperament which developed rapport, empathy and trust with all the parties right from the outset."

• "...unflustered when tensions rose."

• "...You have a sharp clear analytical mind and a practical approach to problem solving."

• "You did an outstanding job… I was personally very impressed with your professionalism in dealing with the parties and your ability to digest what was a large amount of information in a very short period of time."

• "I want to express my appreciation for your Herculean efforts in bringing the parties together in what can only be described as an extremely complex and convoluted situation."

• “Thank you for a job very well done. This case seemed intractable. Your skill and tenacity managed to bring about a settlement which, in my opinion, few mediators could have pulled off."

Feedback

Feedback
Q1 (9.33)
Q2 (9.50)
Q3 (9.24)
Q4 (9.75)
Q5 (9.47)
Q6 (9.44)
Q7 (10.00)
Q8 (9.46)
Q9 (8.55)
Q10 (8.90)
Q11 (8.94)
Q12 (9.50)
Q13 (9.37)
Q14 (9.17)

History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Matrimonial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach/misrepresentation of contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Breach of contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord tenant
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Employment contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Matrimonial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Family hybrid
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Investor / management
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholders / directors
    Outcome: Settled
  • Will
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord/tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family hybrid
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family hybrid
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insurance claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insurance claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord/tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family (not hybrid)
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Civil (phone mediation)
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary / land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Boundary / land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Family hybrid
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family hybrid
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Land use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family hybrid
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Personal Injury
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Land-use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Money dispute following relationship breakdown
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Land-use
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Community
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Family Hybrid
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord-tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Land-use
    Outcome: Settled

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Oxygen Insurance
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 31 March 2018
  • Level of Cover 3000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider ADR Group
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 1 December 2008
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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