Harry Spurr


Accreditation: 2016
CEDR Panel: 2022
Location: United Kingdom

Client Feedback
“One of the best mediators I’ve worked with, and my clients were very impressed too.” (Barrister feedback)

Harry is an accomplished and directory-ranked mediator in commercial, civil and property disputes.  Described recently as “one of the best”, “at the top of his profession”, “highly skilled” and “outstanding”, he is regularly commended by parties for his mediation style, and in particular his calming influence and capacity to challenge sensitively but robustly.  His consistently excellent feedback, and his high settlement rate, speak for themselves.

Harry’s background as a barrister practising for many years from leading chambers, and as the former owner of two successful businesses, gives him a rare insight into the combination of legal and commercial influences that frame disputes.  He is also particularly interested in the psychology behind the origins and pattern of conflict, and its effect on negotiation dynamics, and regularly exploits his insights in this field to encourage and maintain progress in mediation.  He publishes a regular podcast on the psychology of conflict, which you can find here.

Harry’s mediation practice extends across the commercial, civil and property spectrum.  He regularly mediates in complex, high-value commercial cases, including shareholder, boardroom and corporate disputes, and is also particularly sought after for his extensive experience in disputes involving land, property and environmental issues.

Client parties include UK and international organisations and individuals, and range from large corporates to SMEs and individuals (including prominent sports professionals and other high-profile figures), shareholders, directors and partners, professionals, landowners, tenants and other occupiers of land, regulators, councils and other public bodies, universities and schools, community and campaign groups and other organisations such as providers of medical and care services.


  • Agriculture
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Education
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Environment, Planning, Licensing
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Local Government
  • Partnership, Shareholder and Boardroom
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Sector
  • Real Estate and Property
  • Sports
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Water