Beverley Vara


Client Feedback

“Great at absorbing all the key information, listens to all parties’ concerns, and is very adept at helping negotiations to successful conclusions.”


Beverley has been a full-time mediator since 2013. She has practiced as a mediator from Maitland Chambers since 2013, prior to which she was a partner in Allen & Overy LLP, where she was head of Real Estate Litigation. She is regularly appointed in large commercial disputes, often those with a real estate angle and often where one or more parties are from outside the UK, but she mediates all types of commercial and private client disputes.

She has been listed as a leading mediator in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for many years. She has written articles on a variety of mediation topics, and regularly gives seminars on mediation. She has been a member of the CEDR faculty for a number of years and regularly coaches and assesses on the Mediation Skills Training Course both in the UK and internationally.

The feedback Beverley 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, alongside empathy to help the parties find a solution that works for all of them. Beverley is currently working with the Anglican Diocese of Southwark to set up a pro bono mediation service to assist Parishes where disputes arise.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Boundary and right of way disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Business disputes
  • Commercial contract
  • Commercial developments
  • Competition Law
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Conveyancing and residential development
  • Defamation
  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • Fraud and unjust enrichment
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Mortgage and lending disputes
  • Neighbour disputes and nuisance
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Party Wall
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Public Law and Planning
  • Real estate and commercial property leases
  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Trust and TOLATA claims