David Hooper MA FRICS FAAV MCIArb is a qualified 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."