Barry Havenhand (Mediator Profile)

Barry Havenhand (Mediator Profile)

Membership Status: Mediator
Exclusive Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 144 Thumbs-up Rating: 👍 86% Member Level: Elite Mediator Member Type: Exclusive Member

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Profile

General Information

Barry Havenhand is a talented and committed civil and commercial mediator with considerable experience. He is also a senior barrister and former solicitor which provides him with a unique understanding of how disputes arise and how to help resolve them. A combination of diplomacy and dogged persistence has won him substantial success in even the most difficult cases.

Barry is at ease mediating with most areas of civil and commercial law.

Why choose Barry Havenhand as your mediator?

• One of few with "Elite Mediator" status... Elite Mediators have undertaken over 50 mediations with positive feedback
• Flexible on fees…seniority and experience is not always expensive
• Wide-ranging experience… From substantial commercial matters, to neighbour disputes over a few inches of land. Very happy to mediate most areas of civil & commercial law
• Excellent track record… High percentage of settlements, even in seemingly impossible cases
• Available across the UK… Prepared to travel
• Recognised mediation expert… Has lectured, trained and published articles on mediation 

Mediation Client Quote
 

"Thank you for your time and efforts yesterday.I hope I don’t embarrass you by saying this, but I found your style very agreeable.  Clearly you had taken the effort to understand the dynamics of the case and how the process was most likely to produce in settlement.  I have come across mediators in the past who pay lip service to the “there is no one-size fits all approach” mantra, and then proceed to deal with things in a way that is clearly their standard way of doing things and is not best suited to the situation at hand."


"I am writing to thank you for your perseverance and skill with yesterday's mediation. It was a heavy day for everyone, but I am pleased that you were able to work with us to get a resolution of a matter that was crying out for settlement."

"Mediator was extremely useful and managed to facilitate agreement in a dispute where one party in particular had a very entrenched position." 

"an excellent service with an excellent user friendly Mediator."

"Thank you Barry for your time on this matter. We were grateful for your honest approach."

"Barry was well informed, pleasant and able"

"Easy style and very good with the client and her father (and me)
Would certainly use Barry again"

"Mr Havenhand walks on water!"

Areas of experience 

  • 35 years of civil and commercial disputes
  • Contract and tort disputes
  • Inheritance & probate
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Property
  • Ownership of land, and leases
  • Costs
  • Employment and equal pay
  • Discrimination
  • Professional negligence
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Construction/building disputes
  • Building, boundary, right of way and party wall disputes
  • Education
  • TOLATA

Qualifications and past experience
 

Barry qualified as a Barrister in 1976 and completed his mediator training in 2002. Since then, he has lectured on mediation to students at Exeter University, trained others in mediation, and written articles on the subject.

He is also a former Chair of school governors and a present Chair of Admission Appeals for Somerset schools.


Barry says:

“I work as a mediator because, frankly, I enjoy it. I am strongly committed to finding solutions to problems outside traditional litigation and like helping different parties come to amicable solutions.

“Although I have particular strengths in certain legal topics, my track record in mediation is wide-ranging. I firmly believe that skill and experience as a mediator is of far greater importance than specialised knowledge of the area of law relating to a particular dispute.

“To be a successful mediator, you need endless patience, dogged determination and a good sense of humour.

“My role is to keep everything going; even when it looks impossible to resolve, keep people talking, stay calm under pressure, keep smiling. Don’t be afraid to be the last man standing – and you’ll get the results.”

 

 

 

Feedback

Feedback
Q1 (9.02)
Q2 (7.33)
Q3 (8.65)
Q4 (9.50)
Q5 (8.79)
Q6 (9.34)
Q7 (8.50)
Q8 (8.95)
Q9 (8.40)
Q10 (8.79)
Q11 (8.89)
Q12 (8.32)
Q13 (8.71)
Q14 (9.29)
Q15 (9.29)
Q16 (9.29)
Q17 (9.29)
Q18 (9.00)

History

History
  • Date

    Nature of dispute

    Outcome

  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Insolvency
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Nuisance Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Debt recovery
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Estate Agency - sole selling rights
    Outcome: Settled
  • Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Ownership of Land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial Debt
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Building Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial Lease
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • Building
    Outcome: Settled
  • Personal Injury
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Financial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord/Estate Agent
    Outcome: Settled
  • Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Landlord / Tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • Sale of Company
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Trust Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • Land Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment - Transgender
    Outcome: Settled
  • Building
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • Family Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Inheritance
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Neighbour Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Building
    Outcome: Settled
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • Personal Injury
    Outcome: Settled
  • Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Prof Neg
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • Employment
    Outcome: Settled

Insurance

Insurance
  • Insurance Provider Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 31 March 2018
  • Level of Cover 2000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider ADR Chambers UK
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 13 June 2002
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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