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David GilliesMediator in Scotland, London & UK

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David Gillies


MRICS MCIOB ACIArb RICS Accredited Mediator


Mediation of Commercial, Leisure, Construction and Contractual disputes, Insurance, Negligence, Workplace and Medical. Provision of Commercial Consultancy Services.


David is an RICS Accredited Mediator with over 40 years experience in the construction, leisure and environmental industries. David has over 23 years experience gained in local government at senior management level and extensive experience in general construction, civil engineering and specialist sub-contract works.

David can provide mediation services in Scotland, London, throughout the rest of the UK and in Europe.

He is committed to and believes in Mediation as the most positive, non judgemental, confidential and risk free route to settlement of disputes in a fair and equitable way suitable to all parties involved.

His main areas of specialism are mediation, evaluation and settlement of claims, resolution of construction disputes, post contract services, negotiation and resolution of disputes without litigation.

David has worked at senior management level in main contractor environment, sub contractor environment, local government and at senior level in private practise and has wide experience of general construction, maintenance, support services, engineering construction, m & e services and building envelope systems comprising roofing, cladding, rainscreen and glazing.

David provides advice to individuals and organisations on risk management, variation / claim recovery / reduction and suitable methods of alternative dispute resolution.


40 Years negotiating and settling construction and other contractual disputes both in the private and public sectors.

My experience within the last 12 months.

Mediation Scotland claim £1.2 million+ ---- Settled.
Mediation England claim £1 million -------- Settled.

Telephone consultations through Scottish Mediation Network.

Participant in North Lanarkshire Courts Mediation Referal Scheme.

Participant in MISCC Duty Mediator Scheme in London.


Panel memberships

David is a panel member and/or Associate of the following bodies

  • Member RICS Accredited Mediators Group
  • Member of Civil Mediation Council
  • Registered Mediator Practitioner with Scottish Mediation Network
  • Registered Mediator Associate with Dispute Mediation Consultancy
  • Registered Mediator with Clerksroom

Professional Qualifications

David holds the following professional qualifications

  • Royal Institution of Charterd Surveyors --- Member
  • Chartered Institute Of Building --- Member
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators --- Associate
  • RICS Accredited Mediator
  • MATA Accredited Mediator


David has received the following feedback from his clients

  • "Very re-assuring approach"
  • "Created confidence"
  • "Displayed empathy with parties"
  • "Explored creative options"
  • "Good explanation of the principles and process"
  • "Kept parties well informed"
  • "Good raport"
  • "Allowed people to speak frankly"
  • "Good Listner"


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