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Singh Bhurji

Harvinder Singh Bhurji LLB (Hons) QDR (M) MCIArb

The lead Mediator and Director of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited is Harvinder Singh Bhurji. Since 2002 he has been actively involved in alternative dispute resolution, as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Conciliator, Mediation Trainer, Tutor and Assessor.

Mediation qualifications & accreditations

Harvinder is a law graduate, a Qualified Dispute Resolver and an Accredited Commercial Mediator through CEDR, the Academy of Experts and the ADR Group. An Accredited Workplace & Community Mediator through UK Mediation, a Mediation Tutor & Accreditation Assessor for the global organisation the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on their approved faculty list for whom he teaches, assesses, moderates (their Commercial Mediation training programme) and deals with appeals for, on all mediation related matters, here and overseas. Harvinder is also a qualified Manager through the Chartered Management Institute (Level 5), and is an associate teacher and qualified trainer, holding the Certificate In Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 4).

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Harvinder’s mediation experience

 Mediated over 500 civil & commercial, workplace & employment & family disputes across all sectors.

55 genuine testimonials, 30 from Solicitors, 22 from businesses / organisations, 3 from individuals, recommending Harvinder as a mediator.

90% success rate.

Mediated disputes with values ranging from a few hundred to several millions of Pounds, Euros & US Dollars.

Over 15 years experience, qualified in 2002.

Covers the whole UK & internationally, has mediated in Germany, Italy, Singapore, Cyprus, India, Turkey & Holland.

Experienced in face to face , time limited, court referred & telephone mediations.

Mediated disputes between two parties as well as multi parties / teams.

Harvinder fluently speaks English as well as Punjabi, understands Hindi, Urdu & regularly mediates with clients who are unable to speak English & only these languages.

Has written extensively on mediation which have been published in various publications.

Assisted with the research into Court based mediation schemes through the Department of  Constitutional Affairs.

He and Effective Dispute Solutions Limited hold professional liability insurance, copies, are available on request.

Harvinder has mediated across all sectors, examples of the types of disputes are below;

Civil & Commercial Disputes

Boundary disputes

  • Boundary
  • Party wall,(appeals of party wall awards)
  • Rights of way
  • Shared driveways / maintenance
  • Fences, trees, high hedges
  • Land & agriculture
  • Land tribunal matters
  • Adverse possession
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Injunctions, trespass

Construction Disputes

  • Technical construction Defect claims
  • Non payment
  • Extensions / penalty claims Quantum
  • Professional negligence
  • Breach of contract

Contract Disputes

  • Breach of contract
  • Contractual
  • Economic loss & specific performance
  • Sale of Goods Act 1979
  • Sale & Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002

Defamation Disputes

  • Libel disputes
  • Slander disputes

Energy / Utility Disputes

  • Bristol Water
  • Environmental Agency
  • EON Energy
  • Severn Trent Water
  • South East Water

(Civil) Engineering Disputes

  • Design, construction, maintenance
  • Roads, bridges, canals, buildings
  • Architectural
  • Environmental
  • Structural
  • Transportation
  • Water resources
  • Materials

Financial / Bank Disputes

  • AGCO Finance, Bradford & Bingley, Cabot Financial UK Ltd, HSBC, Lloyds, Natwest Bank
  • Debt recovery, unpaid invoices
  • Banking & repossessions
  • Insolvency
  • Mis-selling of products
  • Pensions & investments
  • Regulatory
  • Misrepresentation
  • Allegations of fraud & breaches of fiduciary responsibilities

Governmental / Public Body Disputes

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Environmental Agency
  • George Elliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • Mendip District Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Victim Support
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Information Technology Disputes

  • Data services
  • Hardware, software, systems
  • Hosting issues
  • Intellectual property
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Contractual breaches

Insurance Disputes

  • Breach of conditions
  • Coverage
  • Interruption of business
  • Product liability claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Property damage
  • Policy wording
  • Warranty breaches

Intellectual Property Disputes

  • Branding
  • Trade mark
  • Copyright infringement
  • Passing off of trade goodwill, reputation
  • Theft of intellectual property by competitors/ employees

Landlord & Tennant Disputes

  • Repair, disrepair
  • Rights, obligations
  • Service charges, leases, rent
  • Unlawful eviction

Neighbour Disputes

  • Harassment & racism
  • Anti social behaviour
  • Noise
  • D-I-Y, parking, children & pets

Personal Injury Disputes

  • Clinical Negligence
  • NHS Trusts
  • Healthcare & pharmaceutical
  • Care & residential homes

Professional Negligence Disputes

  • Professional negligence
  • Misrepresentation
  • Incorrect advice
  • Defective services

Property Disputes

  • Property
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Land
  • Planning
  • Boundary
  • Rights of ways
  • Flooding
  • Building & housing disrepair

Shareholder & Partnership Disputes

  • Companies Act
  • Breach of warranty
  • Director and shareholder
  • Partnership, joint venture
  • Family business, company / business
Third Sector / Charity Disputes

  • Volunteer employee
  • Organisational
  • Branch
  • Management board / trustee
  • Hierarchy

Wills & Probate Disputes

  • Wills, probate & codicils.
  • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Contesting a will, validity / legitimacy
  • Mental capacity
  • Allegations of fraud
  • Allegations of executors acting inappropriately

Employment & Workplace Disputes

Employment Disputes

  • Employment conditions
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE)
  • Contracts, pay, redundancy, compromise agreements
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Unfair and constructive dismissal
  • Absence, long term sick due to stress

Workplace Disputes

  • Bullying, harassment, victimisation
  • Reduced productivity, low morale
  • Manager and employee

Family Disputes

  • Divorce & separation
  • Family & extended family
  • Contact, access, children
  • Family businesses
  • Pre wedding, dowry, caste, mixed marriage, in law

Mediation panel memberships

Effective Dispute Solutions Limited and Harvinder Singh Bhurji are also members of the following;

The Academy of Experts
ADR Services
Association of Midlands Mediators
British Marine Federation Dispute Resolution Scheme
CEDR’s 125 mediation scheme
CEDR Exchange
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Civil Mediation Council
Manchester Law Society
Mediators In East Anglia
National Mediator Database
National Mediation Helpline
Oxcheps Higher Education Mediation Services
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Neighbour Dispute Panel
Sandwell Consumer Support Network
Sandwell Council’s Housing Arbitration Panel
Specialist Mediators