Mr David Harris

Mr David Harris

Solicitor Manchester
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 60 Thumbs-up Rating: 👍 88% Member Level: Elite Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member

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General Information

David's success rate for settling cases at mediation is an impressive 91%!

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 nearly years of experience as a 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. He also has experience of handling mediations where there are language barriers and the parties have brought translators along to asssist them.

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 and of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

David is married with two grown up kids and two delinquent dogs. David is a keen guitarist and a lover of blues and rock music.

The cases and mediations David has worked on include:

  • Construction and property litigation and disputes.
  • Property disputes 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 disputed.
  • Complex property and shareholder disputes.
  • Disputes between liquidators and company directors.
  • Disputes between employers and employees, former employes, former directors.
  • Disputes regarding computer software.
  • URL and Website litigation.
  • Partnership disputes and dissolutions.
  • 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.
  • Libel, slander 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."


 

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History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • 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

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Lockton
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 26 February 2018
  • Level of Cover 5000000

CPD & Training

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

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