David Harris

David Harris

Solicitor Manchester
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 138 Thumbs-up Rating: 👍 88% Member Level: Elite Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member

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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:

  • Director and shareholder disputes 
  • Share purchase agreement litigation and disputes 
  • Complex partnership disputes and dissolutions
  • Disputes regarding share transfers within associate companies
  • Company commercial matters 
  • Leasehold extension disputes 
  • Employment disputes 
  • Disputes regarding unpaid professional fees
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Property litigation 
  • Construction cases
  • Commercial lease disputes and dilapidations
  • Inter company loan disputes 
  • Company unfair prejudice petitions
  • Racial discrimination claims
  • Personal Injury claims
  • Clinical negligence claims
  • Workplace mediations 
  • Disputes regarding healthcare and welfare (including capacity issues re dementia and long term care and social services assessments)
  • Sex and Gender discrimination claims
  • Education disputes
  • Solicitors negligence cases
  • Possession claims and wrongful occupation cases
  • Construction and property litigation and dispute
  • Misuse of confidential information by employee and breach of employee duties
  • Employment and unfair dismissal claims
  • Boundary disputes and issues regarding possession of land
  • Nuisance claims
  • Actions against the Police and CPS for malicious prosecution
  • Conspiracy by unlawful means
  • Employment tribunal matters 
  • Insolvency cases (including disputes with Liquidators and Trustees in Bankruptcy)
  • Accountancy negligence cases
  • Shareholder and director disputes
  • Healthcare service contract disputes
  • IT Consultancy and services disputes
  • Libel and malicious falsehood disputes.
  • Property disputes within families and claims made pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
  • Disputed fire damage and insurance claims
  • Claims for professional negligence against solicitors, accountants, surveyors, architects, financial advisers and stock brokers.
  • Disputes regarding breach of contract, interpretation of contracts and losses arising from breach of contract.
  • Intellectual property disputes (including trade mark passing off and copyright claims)
  • Website and url disputes.
  • Complex property and shareholder disputes.
  • Disputes between liquidators and company directors.
  • Disputes between employers and employees, former employees, former directors.
  • Disputes regarding computer software.
  • URL and website litigation.
  • Litigation regarding commercial agents and termination claims against principals.
  • Credit Hire cases
  • Disputed debts.
  • Disputes  between directors of companies and receivers/administrators and banks regarding the powers of banks and the powers of receivers appointed by banks.
  • Resolving boundary, land ownership and neighbour issues.
  • Disputes regarding care home fees, private recovery and local authority funding.
  • Mental capacity, powers of attorney and court of protection disputes.
  • Complicated disputes regarding the prejudice of minority shareholders' interests.
  • Clinical neglgence cases
  • Personal injuries
  • Disputes between companies regarding faulty goods and services and problems with the supply chain.
  • Harrassment and false imprisonment proceedings.
  • Disputes regarding asbestos pollution of properties

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."


 

History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • Recruitment Company Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • music industry recording contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • land and misrepresentation dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Asset financing and credit dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Defamation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property/ Trusts of Land Appt of Trustees
    Outcome: Settled
  • commercial lease and debt dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Debt
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial lease and dilapidations
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Landlord and Tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Rights of way/light pollution
    Outcome: Settled
  • Housing
    Outcome: Settled
  • Building Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Employment/Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial/breach of contract/civil fraud
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • shareholder dispute/unfair prejudice
    Outcome: Settled
  • right of way and boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Leasehold Service Charges and Maintenance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Racial and Sexual Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary and Land Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Probate dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Prescriptive title dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Sale share and guarantees
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Leasehold Service Charges and Maintenance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • venture capital dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • surveyor commission dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Solictors Partnership dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Costs dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial lease
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Possession dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • dispute regarding company sale
    Outcome: Settled
  • contractual dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Soicitors negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Debt and business loan
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Business sales agency dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Supply of temporary labour to Local Authority
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Supply of outsourced services to NHS Trust
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Shareholder and Property Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Minority Shareholder petition
    Outcome: Settled
  • Dispute regarding supply of goods/consequential loss
    Outcome: Settled
  • Dispute regarding supply of goods/consequential loss
    Outcome: Settled
  • Dispute regarding supply of goods/consequential loss
    Outcome: Settled
  • Supply of goods dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Unpaid Consultancy fees
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Construction/renovation
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholder and director dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Neighbour and boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insolvency/Preference/Transfer at undervalue
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insolvency
    Outcome: Settled
  • Wills and Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Planning Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Heathservice contract dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership dispute/Accountancy Practice
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Banking Dispute/Business loan/possession
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Boundary/Property/Neighbour
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Land/Boundary/possession
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Copyright/trade mark
    Outcome: Settled
  • Business sale
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property/Trusts/Estoppel-family dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • dispute re personal injury referral fees
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property/tresspass/boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Soliciitors negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Intellectual Property/Copyright
    Outcome: Settled
  • Software/Contrac
    Outcome: Settled
  • clinical negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Education
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Fire Damage Insurance dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insurance/Fire/Bus interptn
    Outcome: Settled
  • Sports Law
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Insurance contested fire claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • shareholder dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • employment/restraint of trade
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction/Engineering
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insuranced dispute/contract/asbestos
    Outcome: Settled
  • Share & Purchase Agreement
    Outcome: Settled
  • software dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Loan agreement dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • property/nuisance/noise
    Outcome: Settled
  • contract/engineering
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Nuisance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of Fiduciary duty
    Outcome: Settled
  • clinical negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commerical Agency
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Costs
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insolvency
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contractual/Employment
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Insurance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Land
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment/Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract/Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Personal Injury/Accident
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • business sale and guarantees
    Outcome: Settled
  • share sale and guarantee/indemnity
    Outcome: Settled
  • solicitors negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • solicitors negligence
    Outcome: Settled

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Oxygen
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 2 January 2023
  • Level of Cover 2000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider ADR Group
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 7 July 2012
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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