Membership Status: Mediator

General Information

"David Hooper was excellent. I would certainly recommend him...he was well prepared, very patient and considered, respectful to my clients whilst remaining focused, pragmatic and commercially minded re settlement." - solicitor, professional contract dispute

David mediates regularly throughout England and Wales. He  has practised as a land agent and agricultural valuer for over 35 years, but now concentrates on dispute resolution. He is happy to travel to mediations, but can also offer mediation rooms in Norwich.

David's professional background  has given him wide experience in dealing with clients and their disputes, helping them to find solutions to the most intractable of problems.

David's mediations have involved:
• Boundaries
• Rights of way
• Drainage
• Dilapidations – commercial, residential  and agricultural
• Breach of contract – defective goods, failure to pay etc.
• Wills – coercion, fraud, lack of capacity etc
• 1975 Inheritance Act claims
• Professional negligence – surveyors, solicitors
• 1954 Act leases- possession; breach of terms
• AHA 1986 Act tenancies – breach of terms; rent review; improvements; surrender: Notices to Remedy; Notices to Quit
• FBT 1995 Act tenancies
• Housing Act 1988 Assured Shorthold leases
• Partnership dissolution
• Succession
• Professional fees
• Building and refurbishment projects
• Construction and development
• Farming contracts
• Agronomy
• Failure to complete house purchases
• Proprietary estoppel claims
• Valuation

Feedback received:

"Mr Hooper was professional, friendly and approachable, and made all parties feel at ease very quickly. He was appropriately sensitive to special needs and I was impressed with the level of his preparation. He was prepared for a result and focussed the parties' minds on achieving a result." - solicitor, right of way dispute.

"It was particularly helpful to know that you that you understood the subject matter of the dispute so well, and I shall have no hesitation in using your services again, particularly in a building or land related case" - solicitor, building contract dispute.

 "It was the first time I had used Mr. Hooper; there was a general consensus in our room that he was excellent." - solicitor, landlord and tenant dispute.

"I have never experienced an opponent quite as difficult and confrontational as our opponent in this case, and I thought David dealt with [   ] very well indeed. I don't think he could have done more to facilitate a settlement." - solicitor, boundary dispute.

"This was a very positive experience for us and we would definitely use David Hooper again." - solicitor, commercial dispute.

" I was very impressed with you as a mediator.  Your approach was aimed at identifying needs and practical solutions and was not, as so often happens, bogged down in analysis of legal issues." - solicitor, agricultural tenancy dispute.

"Mr Hooper was an excellent and effective mediator. He has completely overcome my bias in favour of lawyer mediators".

"I was impressed with his grasp of the problems along with his calm manner. Although strictly neutral, I felt he understood our worries and feelings."

"You were sympathetic to the personalities involved and  handled the whole process with great skill and sensitivity in order to reach a very satisfactory settlement for both parties."



David Hooper Thumbs up rating

👍 94%

league table position 8 / 145

total mediations undertaken 155

member level Elite Mediator

David is a member of phone01823 247 247


Recent History

10 May 2019Did Not Settle
8 May 2019Settled
30 April 2019Settled
26 April 2019Settled
19 February 2019Settled
28 January 2019Settled
29 November 2018Settled
26 November 2018Settled
23 November 2018Settled
10 October 2018Settled
19 September 2018Settled
13 September 2018Adjourned
2 August 2018Settled
11 July 2018Settled
26 June 2018Settled
1 May 2018Adjourned
8 March 2018Did Not Settle
9 February 2018Did Not Settle
2 February 2018Did Not Settle
26 January 2018Settled
14 December 2017Settled
11 December 2017Settled
1 December 2017Settled
13 November 2017Settled
25 October 2017Settled


Insurance Provider:

Berkeley Insurance Group

Certificate Status:

Certificate on file

Expiry Date:

31 March 2020

Level of Cover:


CPD & Training

Mediation Training Provider:

ADR Group ( 2008); RICS (2009)

Date Qualified as Mediator:

12 March 2008

Training Certificate: