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Barry Havenhand

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.

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Profession

Profession

Barrister

Profession

Local Panel

South West

Profession

Specialist Panel

Probate, Estates & Trusts

Specialist Panel

Membership Level

Elite

Barry's Experience

Areas of Expertise
  • 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
Mediation Style

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.”

Professional Background

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.

History
  • 4 July 2024
    Contract
    Settled
  • 20 December 2023
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 December 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 November 2023
    Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 October 2023
    Driveway Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 October 2023
    Debt
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 October 2023
    Probate/Trust
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 September 2023
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 1 August 2023
    Breach of Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 4 May 2023
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 April 2023
    Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 28 March 2023
    Construction
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 15 March 2023
    Partnership/Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 9 November 2022
    Property/window installation
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 October 2022
    Real Estate Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 26 September 2022
    Right of way
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 August 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 May 2022
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 9 May 2022
    Commercial Debt Claim
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 April 2022
    Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 25 April 2022
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 30 March 2022
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 March 2022
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 February 2022
    Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 January 2022
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 23 November 2021
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 27 September 2021
    Landlord/Tenant
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 June 2021
    Loan Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 June 2021
    Property Ownership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 May 2021
    Business Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 May 2021
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 April 2021
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 March 2021
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 February 2021
    Proprietary estoppel
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 7 January 2021
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 November 2020
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 June 2020
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 February 2020
    Property Ownership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 February 2020
    Estate/Trust
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 October 2019
    Property/Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 18 July 2019
    Building Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 31 May 2019
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 March 2019
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 8 January 2019
    Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 28 November 2018
    Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 25 September 2018
    Employment
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 September 2018
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 2 August 2018
    Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 25 July 2018
    Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 July 2018
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 May 2018
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 May 2018
    Probate
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 21 May 2018
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 April 2018
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 April 2018
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 January 2018
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 November 2017
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 November 2017
    Insolvency
    Outcome: Settled after Date
  • 16 November 2017
    Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 November 2017
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 October 2017
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 October 2017
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 September 2017
    Nuisance Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 19 September 2017
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 September 2017
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 June 2017
    Debt recovery
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 22 May 2017
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 March 2017
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 January 2017
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 December 2016
    Estate Agency - sole selling rights
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 November 2016
    Shareholder
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 October 2016
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 October 2016
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 6 September 2016
    TOLATA
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 31 August 2016
    Ownership of Land
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 17 August 2016
    Commercial Debt
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 August 2016
    Building Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 28 July 2016
    Property
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 23 June 2016
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 May 2016
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 April 2016
    Partnership Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 23 February 2016
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 February 2016
    Commercial Lease
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 1 February 2016
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled after date
  • 29 January 2016
    Building
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 December 2015
    Personal Injury
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 2 November 2015
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 October 2015
    Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 1 October 2015
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 September 2015
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 September 2015
    Financial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 September 2015
    Landlord/Estate Agent
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 June 2015
    Property
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 20 May 2015
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 March 2015
    Landlord / Tenant
    Outcome: Settled
  • 20 March 2015
    Sale of Company
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 March 2015
    Trust dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 January 2015
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 January 2015
    Construction
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 9 December 2014
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 August 2014
    Trust Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 27 August 2014
    Inheritance Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 August 2014
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 August 2014
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 23 June 2014
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 June 2014
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 June 2014
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 30 May 2014
    Inheritance Act
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 April 2014
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 March 2014
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 12 March 2014
    Professional Negligence
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 December 2013
    Land Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 October 2013
    Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 17 September 2013
    Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 30 July 2013
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 July 2013
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 June 2013
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 February 2013
    Employment - Transgender
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 January 2013
    Building
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 October 2012
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 September 2012
    Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 September 2012
    Family Dispute
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 20 August 2012
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 May 2012
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 May 2012
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 March 2012
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Partial Settlement
  • 14 October 2011
    Inheritance
    Outcome: Settled
  • 1 August 2011
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 June 2011
    Probate
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 13 April 2011
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 March 2011
    Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 7 March 2011
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 December 2010
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 April 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 April 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 26 January 2010
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 15 January 2010
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 January 2010
    Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 December 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 17 December 2009
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 7 December 2009
    Neighbour Dispute
    Outcome: Settled
  • 3 December 2009
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 September 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 August 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 29 May 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 May 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 8 May 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 9 April 2009
    Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 7 April 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 25 February 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 28 January 2009
    Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 9 January 2009
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 8 December 2008
    Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 4 December 2008
    Property
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 October 2008
    Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 September 2008
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 15 August 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 August 2008
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 June 2008
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 11 June 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 June 2008
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 May 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 14 May 2008
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 March 2008
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 March 2008
    Building
    Outcome: Settled
  • 6 March 2008
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 29 February 2008
    Construction
    Outcome: Settled
  • 22 January 2008
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 18 January 2008
    Probate
    Outcome: Settled
  • 10 December 2007
    Personal Injury
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 November 2007
    Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 November 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 8 November 2007
    Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 November 2007
    Boundary
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 October 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 28 September 2007
    Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 July 2007
    Partnership
    Outcome: Settled
  • 24 May 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Adjourned
  • 3 April 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 23 March 2007
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 February 2007
    Boundary
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 12 January 2007
    Prof Neg
    Outcome: Settled
  • 5 July 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 April 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 16 January 2006
    Commercial
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 11 October 2005
    Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • 31 August 2005
    Contract
    Outcome: Settled
  • 19 May 2005
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 21 October 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 27 September 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 23 August 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 July 2004
    Discrimination
    Outcome: Settled
  • 26 February 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 4 February 2004
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 14 August 2003
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 13 August 2003
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 16 July 2003
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 17 February 2003
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 9 February 2003
    Commercial
    Outcome: Settled
  • 31 October 2002
    Employment
    Outcome: Settled
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Barry's Testimonials

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.

A very successful mediation which resulted in settlement. Mr Havenhand's calm and sensible approach undoubtedly helped the parties to navigate a way to a solution.

 

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