Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji

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.

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji 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 and Community Mediator through UK Mediation, a Mediation Tutor and Accreditation Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Commercial Mediation training programme and is on their approved faulty list for whom he teaches and assesses for in the UK and overseas, as well as a qualified Manager through the Chartered Management Institute and holds a Certificate In Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji Mediation Experience

  • Mediated over 500 civil &commercial, workplace & employment and family disputes across all sectors.
  • Several testimonials recommending Harvinder as a mediator.
  • 90% success rate.
  • Mediated disputes with a value of a few hundred pounds to millions of pounds.
  • Over a decades experience.
  • Experienced in face to face, time limited, court referred & telephone mediations.
  • Mediated disputes between two parties as well as multi parties.
  • Harvinder fluently speaks English as well as Punjabi, understands Hindi and Urdu and regularly mediates with clients who are unable to speak English and only these languages.
  • He has written and submitted mediation articles to various publications.
  • Assisting with the research into Court based mediation schemes commissioned by the then Department of Constitutional Affairs.
  • He and Effective Dispute Solutions Limited hold professional liability insurance, copies of which are available on request.

Mediator Harvinder Singh Bhurji Mediation Panel Memberships

Harvinder Singh Bhurji is a member of the following;

  • The Academy of Experts
  • ADR Group
  • 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 Clerksroom
  • IDRS Immediation
  • 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

 

Sundeep Singh Bhatia

Mediator Sundeep Singh Bhatia WORK HISTORY

2007- Date Proprietor of Beaumonde Law Practice

  • Conduct of employment law matters including unfair dismissal, discrimination and compromise agreement
  • Conducting/assisting at Mediations
  • Conduct of Immigration
  • Company and Small Claims court matters

Criminal consultant to Clive Gomes Solicitors Alperton conducting trials/PCMH’s and mentions as solicitor advocate and police station attendances.

1999-2006

  • Proprietor of Brent Law Practice specialist criminal defence firm in Neasden
  • Member of Serious Fraud Panel
  • Conducted several murder cases and one of the biggest VHCC cases involving conspiracy to defraud Microsoft
  • Conduct of employment law matters including unfair dismissal, discrimination and compromise agreements

1994-1999

  • Criminal Defence solicitor and duty solicitor at Gupta & Partners
  • Head of criminal department at time of departure

1993-1994

  • Solicitor at Palmers Basildon conducting repossession work for Woolwich Building Society

1991-1992

  • Articled clerk at Penman Johnson Watford

Mediator Sundeep Singh Bhatia QUALIFICATIONS

Mediator Sundeep Singh Bhatia qualified as a mediator in 2005 though CEDR & holds the title of CEDR Accredited  Mediator 2004 Advocacy – criminal cases 1995 Duty solicitor and court duty solicitor 1992 Qualifications as solicitor of High Court 1990 Law Society finals. 1988 Bristol Polytechnic – LLB 2i2 3 A levels 9 O levels

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

2006 to Date

  • Committee member Middlesex Law Society
  • Member of Solicitor Advocates Higher Courts Association

HOBBIES

Writing, Travel, Classical Jazz and Popular music, Formula One

Rajiv Chelani

Rajiv provides a professional service to his clients. He makes good use of his global commercial expertise gained over 23 years in various roles in 3 continents in corporate and community sector. He worked in varied project management, commercial and community leadership roles.

Having actively got engaged in community projects since 2004 and via his responsibilities being a local councillor, he trained to become an accredited mediator (SPC, London) and attained further Mediation qualifications from West Midlands Mediation and Transformation Services Level 3 of Mediation qualifications in via the Open College Network, UK. In the 22nd edition (2010) of Asian’s Who’s Who directory of British Asians, Rajiv’s name has been added.

Rajiv has taken on responsibilities such as Board member of Citizens Advice in Maidenhead, Committee member of community Partnership in RBWM, being on the victim support scheme at county level and Committee member of Affiliations committee in Mediators Beyond Borders. He has raised many a voices on social issues.

  • Mediation / Arbitration – helping conflicting parties in dispute to reach an agreement they are content with and avoid having to go to a tribunal or court hearing. The scope of Mediation ranges from Community, Commercial, Workplace, ethnicity and International disputes.
  • Restorative Justice Facilitation – It allows Victims and Offenders of crime come face 2 face and engage to understand each other. It reduces rates of re-offending and also the trauma faced by the victims.
  • General Facilitation – for meetings, especially where parties have difficulty reaching an agreement, for example, over a policy issue, cultural / diversity aspects.  Several stake holders could be involved.
  • Training – Train individuals and teams in Corporate / Public sector / NGOs in Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Restorative Justice.

Rajiv has developed his expertise through:

  • His work with Thames Valley & Greater London based mediation services.His training as an accredited Mediator with SPC, Regents College, London.
  • As a Sr. Manager in Global500 companies as front-end negotiator.
  • Restorative Justice Facilitator in Thames Valley (Berks, Bucks, Oxon)
  • Panel member of Community Partnership group in the Royal Borough.
  • Training in Equality and Diversity

Rajiv, besides being a Mediator is an active member of Appeal panels and member of steering committee of various voluntary organisations in the Royal borough and other renowned UK based bodies.

He is an elected member of Royal borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and represents on the board of CAB, Maidenhead, Youth Counselling service, panellist of Community Partnerships & Berkshire’s Victim support scheme. He is also a panellist in the Youth Offending Service in the Royal Borough.

Having worked with people of varied nationalities (in three continents), there is a strong cross-cultural focus which Rajiv can bring about. This has also helped him to be sensitive and resolve disputes based on different belief & value systems.

Some of his current assignments /engagement are listed below:

  • Mediator with Capital Conflict Management CIC, London
  • Mediator with Law Works, London
  • Facilitator with Thames Valley Restorative Justice service
  • Expert panel and author of Mediation in IGNOU (National Open Univ. of India)
  • Member of International affiliations committee of Mediators Beyond Borders
  • Member of UN Studies Association, Berlin, Germany
  • Member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network
  • Mediation panel member of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited

Details of representative Qualification / Trainings

  • Accredited Mediator – SPCP, Regents College London
  • Mediation – by CCM, London, equals Level 3 of OCN qualification
  • Restorative Principles training – trained by Thames Valley Police – 3 days
  • Victim Empathy – Trained by Thames Valley Probation Service – on going
  • Non Violent Communication – based on Marshal Rosenberg trng. – 2 days
  • Equality and Diversity – Training by Directorate of Equality and Diversity
  • Restorative Justice Consortium Winter forum – At Bullingdon Prison – 1 day
  • Workshop on Mediation in Muslim community – by Tony Whatling
  • Mediation Workshop on International dispute resolution – by Ian Lawless
  • Cultural aspects of Dispute Resolution – by Paul Clifford
  • European Mediation Conference @ Belfast – 2 days
  • Scottish Mediation Network, Edinburgh: delivered workshop on 26 Feb, 10

Maz Adam Iqbal

Mediator Maz Adam Iqbal,was called to the Bar: 14th October 1999, Inner Temple – nominated by His Honourable Lord Justice Laws of the Royal Courts of Justice

Practice areas

  • Commercial including Debt Recovery and Contractual Disputes
  • Civil including Personal Injury, RTA/motor claims, Occupiers Liability
  • Consumer including Holiday Claims
  • Property including Mortgage repossessions
  • Mediation/ADR

Mediation

  • Accredited Mediator, Trained by ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd
  • Trained in Telephone Mediations
  • Trained in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)
  • Trained in Time Limited Mediations (Court Schemes & National Mediation Help line)
  • Member, Civil Mediation Council
  • Mediation Advisor, Manchester Mediation Advice Scheme (Launched April 2004). Appointed by the Department of Constitutional Affairs
  • Featured on www.venables.co.uk/adr.htm under ADR Providers
  • Featured in the Approved Bar Council List of Barrister Mediators
  • Adjudicator, The Dispute Service (Tenant Deposit Disputes)

Mediation Panel Memberships

  • Personal Injury Mediation Panel (RaPID), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Association of Northern Mediators
  • Manchester Law Society Mediation
  • Association of Midland Mediators
  • LawWorks Mediation (Pro Bono)
  • Effective Dispute Solutions Limited

Non-Mediation Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

Employment History

  • Advocacy Clerk, Antony Hodari Solicitors 1999-2000
  • Legal Advisor, Thompsons Solicitors 2000-2003
  • Employment Lawyer, British Medical Association 2003
  • Trent Chambers, Chamber of Ms U Sood 2004-2006
  • Clerksroom & Chambers of Mr J Dingle 2004-2008
  • Chambers of M Iqbal (Sole Practitioner) 2009-Present

Other Appointments

  • Director, West Street Plaza Management Company
  • Director, Broughton House Management Company
  • Director, Leopold Square Management Company
  • Partner, Property Management Eye LLP
  • TV Presenter, Legal Network TV
  • Speaker, BPP Professional Education
  • Editor, Legal Guide Dog on Consumer Law

Publications

  • Employee Extravaganza, Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer, Issue 17 – November 2002
  • Buying on the Internet & Consumer Protection, Society of Computers & Law Internet Site
  • Sexuality Explored – Analysis of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003, ELA Briefing, Vol 10, No. 8, Sept/Oct 2003
  • Tenancy Deposit – Adjudication Guidance – Sheffield City Council Responsible Landlord Scheme Newsletter, Issue 17, Summer 2008
  • Inventories – Compelling Evidence – Residential Property Investor (Residential Landlord Association) May/June 2011
  • Finding the Perfect Lettings Agent – Residential Property Investor (Residential Landlord Association) May/June 2011
  • Who’s for Leftovers? – Discussion of the law surrounding the legal responsibility of agents/landlords of tenant belongings – Residential Property Investor (Residential Landlord Association) Sept/Oct 2011 Seminars & Presentations
  • Tenancy Deposit Adjudication: An Adjudicator\’s Perspective
  • Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures, The Employment Act 2002
  • Employment Act 2002: An Employers Guide
  • Buying on the Internet & Consumer Protection
  • Setting Up – A Guide to Business Ownership and Formation
  • Let’s Resolve Matters – Commercial Dispute Resolution, ADR & Negotiation
  • I’m A Father – What Are My Rights?
  • Running a Small Claims Track Case
  • Bullying in the Workplace

Relevant Education

Bar Vocational Course: Competent (Inns of Court School of Law)

LLB Law (Honours) Upper Second Class

Key Strengths

  • Excellent advocacy and drafting skills
  • Building strong rapport with clients
  • Flexible and practical approach
  • Efficient turn around on all paperwork
  • Current business and employer experience
  • Full understanding of the property market
  • Full understanding of financial advice and FSA regulation

Additional Information

Being a partner in 2 property companies and principal in my own financial services company alongside my practice as a barrister and mediator, enables me to use my business acumen, position as an employer and property and financial services experience to assist business clients in a realistic, practical manner when faced with legal matters as understanding the mechanisms of business together with speedy and cost effective dispute resolution is fundamental to any business.

Umran Sadiq

CAREER AND PERSONAL OVERVIEW

From a grammar school background Umran studied law in Leicester and Birmingham. He commenced his training contract at Southall & Co solicitors (Birmingham) in 1996 and upon qualification as a solicitor in 1998 was entrusted with a management role at one of the Firm’s offices. In 1999 he joined Davisons Solicitors (Birmingham) and within one year was running the civil litigation group at the Firm. He became a partner in 2004 and currently manages two key offices. He continues to head the litigation team and is also responsible for the Firm’s risk management and professional indemnity affairs.

Umran acquired accreditation as a mediator from ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd and is a member of the Association of Midlands Mediators as well as a mediation panel member of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited.

Umran has a wide range of experience in general civil and commercial litigation with a particular specialism in construction and property disputes, professional and clinical negligence cases, personal injury, contested probate and Inheritance Act claims and employment issues.

Working in the litigation field Umran has also acted as a Solicitor Advocate on numerous occasions including successfully representing clients at trial.

The substantial experience acquired as a mediator, solicitor and advocate, in addition to key skills as a negotiator in litigation, with good interpersonal skills enhance the abilities necessary as a mediator to provide parties with great prospects of successfully settling their dispute at mediation.

MEDIATION EXPERIENCE

Umran has been involved in numerous mediations covering a wide variety of areas in general civil and commercial litigation, acting in both a representative capacity and as mediator and/or assistant mediator.  Examples of a few of the mediations include:

  • Commercial dispute between hotel owners and architect about delay in preparation of plans and obtaining planning permission for hotel extension (£2 million claim);
  • Construction dispute between a property owner and builder with regard to standard of refurbishment works (£500,000 claim);
  • Commercial Lease dispute for forfeiture with possession action in relation to a public house with counterclaim for breach of trade support agreement and misrepresentation;
  • Commercial dispute arising from illegal forfeiture action with counterclaim for payment and apportionment of rental liability (£100,000 claim);
  • Professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors for under-settling of personal injury claim for their client (£25,000 claim);
  • Disputed probate and Inheritance Act claim brought by former wife against the Deceased\\\’s Estate;
  • Employer and employee dispute involving respective disciplinary and grievance procedures being pursued;
  • Family dispute between brother and sister in relation to testamentary wishes of parent in contested Will and in relation to running of family business;
  • Contractual dispute between builder and property owner in relation to works, fees levied, disputed additional fees with counterclaim for refund of monies (£300,000 counter-claim).

SOLICITOR ADVOCATE EXPERIENCE

Umran has successfully represented clients as their Advocate at trial, such as for:

  • Claimant in securing full indemnity in a Part 20 Claim against him for the recovery of hire charges paid to hire company asserted by him to have been fraudulently claimed;
  • Claimant in pursuit of personal injury claim under the Occupiers Liability Act and against employer for failing to comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Additional spoken languages: Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.
  • Personal Professional liability insurance as a Mediator.

Lubna Shuja

Birmingham Mediation Services, Birmingham Mediator – Areas of work

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce and Financial Orders
  • Boundary Disputes (one of which led to an appeal in the Court of Appeal)
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Solicitors Disciplinary Cases
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial and Contractual Disputes
  • Residential Property
  • Landlord and Tenant Litigation
  • Wills and Probate
  • Large Debt Actions

Mediation experience includes:

  • Property/boundary dispute between neighbours involving rights of way, obstruction / use of a joint access road and adjoining footpath crossing over one of the neighbours land. Amount involved was £35,000 plus costs.
  • Unlawful discrimination dispute between a large University, its Student Union body and a group of 8 students. The students were claiming unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race/religion and victimisation by the University and the Students Union. Amount involved was £80,000 plus costs.
  • Commercial dispute between directors of a company involving share transfer agreements, payments that had not been agreed, directors loans, breach of terms of directors agreement and other issues. Amount involved was £50,000 plus costs
  • Probate disputes between siblings over inheritance and contents of a Will. Amounts involved were from £60,000 to £800,000 plus costs
  • Divorce and ancillary relief claim concerning the assets of the marriage. Amount involved was £500,000 plus costs

Professional qualifications

  • Practising Solicitor since 1992
  • Mediator accredited with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) since
  • Nov 2005
  • Member of Association of Midlands Mediators (AMM)
  • Previously Member of Northern Association of Mediators
  • Member of the Law Societys Personal Injury Panel for over 10 years
  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) for over 8 years
  • Member of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) for over 14 years
  • Member of the Law Societys Solicitors Sole Practitioners Group since 2006
  • Mediation panel member of Effective Dispute Solutions Limited

Personal profile

  • Represented clients on a boundary dispute that was heard in the Court of Appeal
  • Was runner-up in the Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year Award (2001) as voted by private clients
  • Versatile, committed and dedicated professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving with full confidence in my abilities as a
  • Mediator
  • Approachable, discrete and trustworthy reputation
  • Fluent in Urdu and Punjabi

Interests

  • Strong interest in the arts particularly theatre, television and cinema
  • Founding member of the Asian Theatre School (part of the Red Ladder Theatre Company)
  • Enjoy travelling abroad and have visited many countries including most of Europe, America, Mexico, North Africa, the Middle East, Malaysia, Romania and the Indian Subcontinent
  • Keen interest in music, health issues and current affairs.