David Harris Solicitor

Membership Status: Mediator

General Information

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:

Recent Feedback:

"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."



David Harris Thumbs up rating

👍 88%

league table position 35 / 160

total mediations undertaken 138

member level Elite Mediator

David is a member of phone01823 247 247


Recent History

20 July 2022Settled
19 July 2022Settled
13 July 2022Did Not Settle
5 July 2022Did Not Settle
16 May 2022Settled
11 May 2022Settled
21 April 2022Settled
8 April 2022Settled
21 March 2022Did Not Settle
10 March 2022Settled
22 February 2022Settled
1 February 2022Settled
27 January 2022Did Not Settle
21 January 2022Did Not Settle
11 January 2022Settled
15 December 2021Settled
8 December 2021Settled
30 November 2021Settled
3 November 2021Settled
5 October 2021Did Not Settle
30 September 2021Settled
17 September 2021Settled
14 September 2021Did Not Settle
24 February 2021Settled
13 January 2021Settled


Insurance Provider:


Certificate Status:

Certificate on file

Expiry Date:

2 January 2023

Level of Cover:


CPD & Training

Mediation Training Provider:

ADR Group

Date Qualified as Mediator:

7 July 2012

Training Certificate: