David uses his highly pragmatic approach to resolve difficult and seemingly intractable disputes.
He has a relaxed approach whilst listening to parties needs and concerns and then steering them towards a resolution of their differences.
David draws upon over 30 years of experience as a company and commercial litigation solicitor. His knowledge and understanding of the technical and procedural issues (and the costs) that can bog down parties in litigation help him to grasp very quickly the best route forward for the parties and where appropriate to press the parties to reality test their current position.
David has a calm and relaxed style but he is not afraid of taking a "hands on" approach and being blunt with the parties where it is necessary.
David is a partner in the niche commercial solicitors practice, Chandler Harris LLP. He is a fully accredited commercial mediator and a member of Civil Mediation Council.
The cases and mediations David has worked on include:
"An astute tactition, a patient and skilled negotiator and an excellent communicator..”
“…David is patient, thoughtful and very practical in his approach to problem solving…”
"Started at 10AM, done and dusted by just gone 2 on a matter that had been dragging on for years. Both client and I very impressed. Would definitely use David again."
“…David provides pragmatic advice and is very persuasive to parties in settlement negotiations. His skills lie in getting parties to understand their strengths and weaknesses, the costs of litigation, and attention to detail, whilst having a friendly manner…”
"...Having had a recent mediation with David, I left very impressed. He managed the process with the upmost professionalism and was willing to go the extra mile to try and achieve a settlement. I have already recommended him to other clients!.."
"David was fully up to speed on the case and dealt with a very difficult situation brilliantly. He was patient but forceful and managed to get a satisfactory solution for both sides. Much appreciated."
|20 July 2022||Settled|
|19 July 2022||Settled|
|13 July 2022||Did Not Settle|
|5 July 2022||Did Not Settle|
|16 May 2022||Settled|
|11 May 2022||Settled|
|21 April 2022||Settled|
|8 April 2022||Settled|
|21 March 2022||Did Not Settle|
|10 March 2022||Settled|
|22 February 2022||Settled|
|1 February 2022||Settled|
|27 January 2022||Did Not Settle|
|21 January 2022||Did Not Settle|
|11 January 2022||Settled|
|15 December 2021||Settled|
|8 December 2021||Settled|
|30 November 2021||Settled|
|3 November 2021||Settled|
|5 October 2021||Did Not Settle|
|30 September 2021||Settled|
|17 September 2021||Settled|
|14 September 2021||Did Not Settle|
|24 February 2021||Settled|
|13 January 2021||Settled|
Certificate on file
2 January 2023
Level of Cover:
Mediation Training Provider:
Date Qualified as Mediator:
7 July 2012