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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers


David Richbell

Very few mediators in the UK can boast over 20 years' experience. David, however is one of them. Master of Construction and Engineering disputes and exert in high value, high emotion. highly complex, multi party disputes.

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Very few mediators in the UK can boast over 20 years’ experience. David, however, is one of them. He is also something of a rarity in that he’s experienced in co-mediation, having established a highly effective pairing with Rosemary JacksonQC. Having mastered the mediation of construction and engineering disputes, David has for many years been finding resolutions to a range of high-value (up to £650m), high-emotion, high-complexity conflicts in other areas of the law. Based in the UK, he also works abroad, specifically to address commercial and religious issues arising in multi-racial or multi-faith communities.

•    Agriculture
•    Assisted deal-making
•    Aviation
•    Breach of contract
•    Commercial contracts
•    Construction & property
•    Cross-border & international
•    Discrimination
•    Employment
•    Energy, oil and gas
•    Engineering
•    Franchising
•    Insolvency
•    Insurance
•    Landlord & tenant
•    Manufacturing
•    Partnership disputes
•    Personal injury
•    Planning & local government
•    Professional negligence
•    Public sector
•    Religious disputes
•    Rights of way, boundaries & adverse possession
•    Shareholder disputes
•    Shipbuilding
•    Sport
•    Statutory authorities
•    Transport and infrastructure planning
•    Trusts, wills, probate and inheritance
•    Water industry

Career history
1996 – present: Independent commercial mediator
1992 – 1996: Chartered Quantity Surveyor & Independent Commercial Mediator
1977 – 1996: Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager in own practice

Professional qualifications and affiliations
CEDR accredited
IMI accredited
RICS accredited
CIArb accredited
Institute of Psychotherapists accredited
Alumnus of Harvard Law School’s Mediation Programme
Former board member of the Civil Mediation Council
Member of PIM Senior Mediators
Author of several book, among them Mediation of Construction Disputes (Blackwells), for which he won the CEDR Award for Excellence.
Fellow of the CIArb