David Richbell

David RichbellDavid Richbell was a founding partner of The Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Partnership and one of the world’s most experienced and respected commercial mediators and trainers of mediators.

David was continuously acknowledged by the leading legal directories including in 2014 when he was recognised by ‘Who’s Who Legal’ as “one of the most respected commercial mediators in the world” and in 2016 as a “Thought Leader in mediation”.

David wrote many articles and books but his “Mediation of Construction Disputes” and “How to Master Commercial Mediation” remain a go to for business leaders and mediators across the World.

David passed away in 2018 leaving a legacy of achievement, respect and love.



 “Particularly recommended for his ability to gain the confidence of both parties”

“A superb communicator…really engages the parties”

“ A supreme people manager”

“Clients respond well to his forceful and credible style”

“A fantastic intuitive mediator”

“Patience and tenacity are hallmarks of David’s style”

“David brings a courteous, calm and efficient manner”