“Beverley Vara is a “very supportive and helpful” mediator who is regularly appointed to property disputes and cases involving professional negligence. One impressed observer states that “she was very good and skilled in moving the parties to settle” and “she was instrumental in getting the parties out of their entrenched positions.”
Beverley is very enthusiastic about mediation and has developed a strong and successful mediation practice since leaving Allen & Overy LLP in 2013. She is listed as a leading mediator in both Chambers & Partners 2017 and Legal 500 2016. She has written a number of articles on mediation, appeared in a LNTV webinar on mediation and regularly gives seminars on mediation. The feedback she receives from solicitors representing parties in her mediations is that they, and their clients, appreciate her straight talking, practical approach and her ability to mix a rigorous legal analysis of the case with empathy to help the parties find a solution that works for all of them. Beverley mediates all types of commercial and private client disputes.
Beverley worked as a solicitor for 20 years, the last 10 of which were as a litigation partner at the law firm Allen & Overy LLP where she specialised in contentious property work and advised on a full range of commercial and private client disputes. Since leaving A&O in 2013, Beverley has transferred to the bar to further her mediation work and now mediates all types of commercial and private client disputes including property, insolvency, professional negligence and breach of contract claims.