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David Goldberg

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

David is Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution at Gisby Harrison, an accredited mediator and a recognised London Court of International Arbitration mediator.


Heading up a department in a regional commercial practice on the edge of London means he has exposure to local commercial clients as well as larger household names and can adapt his approach accordingly to accommodate expectations. 


His approach to mediation is very hands on, rolling up his sleeves, focussing on the more difficult areas requiring attention rather than avoiding them and breaking down barriers. Ultimately, his experience dictates that what is needed is a pragmatic and commercial approach to matters – preferably before midnight!


Professional Background

Over 25 years, David has been involved in a wide variety of commercial disputes for a large number of well-known household names, small business, SME’s, entrepreneurs and sole traders in the County Courts, the High Court, the TCC and the Court of Appeal. 


In addition to conducting his own case load, he also liaises as necessary with other departments within the firm (Property, Corporate, Trusts and Estates). 


He is also one of very few solicitors with a practical working knowledge of street work claims, the New Roads and Street Works Act and associated industry guidelines.  


David has experience of 30+ mediations including by telephone.



“I am happy for you to share with others that I thought your straightforward approach to the matter was spot on. You knew enough about the matter to talk through issues with the clients, and to do so sensitively given the issues at stake, but you commendably kept a keen eye on how progress could be achieved. It was useful that you had your own thoughts on what might work to make progress and were thinking laterally about what could be part of any settlement. Pushing my client from time to time gave me some comfort that you were pushing our opponent too. It was not a mediation which was going to turn, or required analysis on, legal issues and it was useful that you steered clear of the minutiae of the case for that reason. I am rarely impressed with mediators, but would happily recommend you to others where that sort of straight talking approach is required."  (Partner, DWF)


"I should like to take this opportunity to thank David for his expertise, persuasive and commercial experience in handling the meditation at which the parties settled.” 


“I will of course be speaking with colleagues informally as cases arise, and will certainly bear you in mind.” Partner, New York International Law Firm



Areas of Specialism

  • Company
  • Contract
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Insurance
  • Partnership
  • Property
  • Shareholder Dispute

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