Select Page

David Harris

David’s cv can be downloaded here:

david harris cv

David success rate for settling disputes at mediation is an impressive 86%!

As well as being a trained mediator David is a commercial litigation Solicitor with 30 years experience and one of the two founding partners in niche commercial firm, Chandler Harris. David has a calm and focused manner. Using his many years of experience as a lawyer in the commercial sector and his pragmatism and “hands on” approach, he is often able to persuade parties to move from previously entrenched positions to agreed settlements. David has managed to achieve settlements in many bitterly fought disputes, two of which had, prior to David’s involvement, lasted over a decade. David is able to offer the use of his premises in Central Manchester free of charge for mediations.

Professional Background

David’s work includes: property disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes; insolvency disputes; land ownership, boundaries and rights issues; professional negligence; libel; manufacturing disputes; education and school fees issues; commercial agents’ claims; franchise disputes; litigation regarding sales of businesses and “earn out” clauses; banking disputes; disputes regarding directors’ loan accounts/allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, debt disputes, financial disputes, company and company ownership disputes, leasehold and landlord and tenant disputes, intellectual property, copyright, design right, passing off and trade mark litigation.

David’s Recent Mediations include:

  • Claim by commercial agent for termination of a lucrative contract in the fashion industry.
  • Complex property dispute that had been running for many years.
  • Negligence claim against firm of Solicitors.
  • Claim by electrical contractors for payment for work carried out on commercial development.
  • Partnership dispute and claim for recovery of sums invested in/loaned to new venture.
  • Negligence claim regarding electrical supply to large manufacturing site.
  • Disputed intellectual property and passing off claim

Recent Feedback:

“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!..”

Personal Interests

David is married, with two children. He is a keen guitarist and lover of blues music.

Contact us by completing the form below
  • Contact us by post:

    Brow Farm Top Road Frodsham Cheshire WA66SP

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recent Blog Posts

Learn from the top thought leaders in the industry.

Solicitors cannot bluff in mediations!

In my experience as a mediator, parties often stress the strengths of their case and sometimes say that Counsel has already drafted the proceedings or that they have been advised that they have good prospects of success. It is difficult to know whether they are...

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!