Dispute Resolution


Ted Handley is an experienced Arbitrator (30 years experience) dealing with a range of agricultural, equestrian, horticultural and other rural property disputes. He is also a Chartered Surveyor, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants is an experienced Independent Expert.

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The range of matters referred to arbitration are, for example, rental reviews of farms, equine property and horticultural property; rural commercial property; interpretation of, and the affect of, restrictive covenants; Landlord and Tenants’ liabilities or obligations under Agricultural Holdings Act, Farm Business Tenancies and Landlord and Tenant Act; determining prices to be paid under option agreements or conditional contracts and such like and also liabilities or obligations under property related contracts.

Arbitration is a formal process, although the parties can have a considerable influence on the way the process is run. It is a private method of dispute resolution.


A less formal method of resolving disputes. Mediations are undertaken by Ted Handley who is an accredited Mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The fields of practice are similar to the above those dealt with by Arbitration.



Increasingly, property related matters are being resolved by both parties agreeing that an Independent Chartered Surveyor should look at the particular issue and determined what is the right answer. Alternatively, in rent reviews, valuation issues, maintenance matters and similar property matters the governing contract documents may provide that an Independent Expert be appointed to determine the relevant issues and both parties abide by that determination. Expert Determination is found in a wide range of commercial applications. Expert Determination is quick, cheap and private.