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Quadra operates since 2003 as a private provider of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) services for management of conflicts and commercial and civil disputes

Quadra administers mediation, arbitration and expertise procedures,
promotes diffusion of ADR principles and realises world-class training

David Richbell

David Richbell

town: Olney, UK

activity: Mediator - Quadra Training Faculty Member

can mediate in: English

Accredited by CEDR in 1992, one of only three non-lawyers mentioned in Chambers 2001/2002 Directory. Also trained with Endispute in Boston and Harvard University Law School in 1996. Originally from a chartered surveying background, David became an executive Director of CEDR in 1993, full time from 1996 until 2001. He is now a full-time commercial mediator and trainer in mediation, much of it overseas. Non-executive Director of Sports Dispute Resolution Panel and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Strategy Group with special responsibility for Professional Standards.
One of the busiest commercial mediators in the UK and very experienced in multi-party disputes, he formed the first formal co-mediation pairing with Presiley Baxendale Q.C. to mediate complex high-value disputes. Mediated cases valued from £4,000 to £50 million in a variety of sectors including commercial franchise, construction, heavy engineering, insurance, manufacturing, oil, partnership, personal injury, professional negligence, property, public sector, religious community and sports.

Former CEDR Director of Training, developed the award-winning Mediator Training course. Wrote/compiled the Mediator Handbook and co-wrote Continuing Professional Development standards for commercial mediators. Founding Member of MATA (Mediation and Training Alternatives), which delivers mediation-centred training worldwide. Overall, David has trained nearly 2000 lawyers in using mediation (eight countries in the past twelve months).
An ordained lay minister, he is working with others in developing a nationwide mediation network for resolving religious and community disputes. His ambition is to enable people to treat conflict positively and so resolve disputes in a co-operative and non-violent way. In so doing there is a chance that he will make his mediation practice redundant!