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Alan Hendon

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Alan has currently conducted several mediations with a settlement rate in excess of 80%. Mediations undertaken have ranged in nature from boundary disputes, commercial contracts, energy, and eviction cases through to building and professional negligence disputes. Using his considerable experience of the construction industry, ancillary activities and commerce and contracts in general Alan has the ability to identify and understand the important issues in disputes in the following fields: general litigation, boundaries, construction, professional negligence, environmental, energy, commercial contracts, landlord and tenant and neighbours.


Professional Background

Alan has over 35 years extensive experience in the construction industry as a quantity surveyor and project manager and has worked for both consultants and contractors in the U.K. and overseas. Most of his current work involves acting as consultant Project Manager for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, BMW, Samsung, B&Q, various universities, Tesco and various government departments.

He is an Associate Director and is his company’s leader for legal and technical services in the south-west region and he has considerable experience of acting as expert witness in cases involving building disputes, professional negligence and other property related matters.

He has the benefit of his quantity surveying training and experience as well as his project management experience over a wide range of differing projects. Alan is still a practising project manager and is involved in a variety of both small and large projects for both private, commercial and governmental clients. He then applies his knowledge to get disputing parties to recognise the strengths and weaknesses of their case and to take this into account in their deliberations, in order to reach settlement and closure of their dispute.

In addition Alan has successfully completed ADR’s Family Mediator course.



  • “Appreciated Alan’s style and experience, was good and efficient throughout”
  • “Alan’s lateral thinking and ability to get parties to look at things from a different perspective was very beneficial in reaching a settlement
  • “Very enquiring, perceptive and understanding”
  • “He is a competent project manager who manages to get the most out of people to get the job done”


Other Experience

  • Whilst in the Middle East, Alan was a governor for an English speaking school.
  • He has acted as auditor for rail infrastructure projects.
  • Given evidence to a Board of Enquiry.


Panel Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Personal Interests

Alan lives in Wiltshire and enjoys travel, skiing and sailing.


Areas of Specialism

  • Boundary Dispute
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Engineering
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Right of Way

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