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David has a busy practice with a particular emphasis on real estate and landlord & tenant. David joined Landmark Chambers in 2015 after many years in Lincoln’s Inn where he gained valuable and wide-ranging expertise in commercial, chancery, and insolvency related matters, which continue to inform his practice today.  Clients value his multi-disciplinary experience.

David’s particular areas of specialism include:

In addition, David accepts instructions in professional negligence matters (particularly where they relate to property matters and conveyancing).

David is recommended as a leading junior by the Legal 500 UK 2016 in property litigation.  He regularly undertakes tribunal, county court, High Court, and appellate work throughout England & Wales (including appearing in the Court of Appeal as sole counsel) as well as acting in mediations and arbitrations, and advising or drafting in relation to non-contentious matters.  His work often has an international element and he has been instructed by Belgian, French, Italian and Swiss law firms.

By way of illustration, David’s current and recent casework for 2016-17 includes:

  • Acting for a primary school seeking to evict a nursery from part of its premises

  • Advising and drafting pleadings in relation to a party wall dispute

  • Acting as trial advocate in an adverse possession claim

  • Led by Tim Morshead QC in relation to a High Court claim for damages for trespass and breach of covenants

  • Acting for partners in a family partnership dispute raising issues of partnership law, property law and company law

  • Acting for the purchaser of a multi-million pound property at auction in circumstances where the vendor was attempting to rescind the contract

  • Accepting an appointment for the purposes of making an Expert Determination in a partnership dispute.

In addition to his court practice, David gained valuable experience between 2014 and 2016 working in-house at HSBC in relation to the FCA Review into mis-sold interest rate hedging products, giving him a fascinating insight over an extended period into business from the client’s perspective.

David is a former Chairman of the Young Bar (2012), a past President of the European Young Bar Association (2013-14), and has been an elected member of the Bar Council (2009-2015).

He is currently a Governor of the St Thomas More Language College in West London and he continues to serve as a member of the Finance Committee of the Bar Council.

David is a Member and Director of the American Counsel Association.

David is a regular speaker at conferences, both internationally and at home, and he has spoken on a range of legal, regulatory, governance and other matters in recent years, including conferences in Rome, Barcelona, and San Francisco.

What the Directories say

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

David has been recommended by Legal 500 as a leading junior in property litigation for several years:

Recommended for the insolvency aspects of property litigation” (Legal 500 - 2016)

A solid and reliable barrister” (Legal 500 - 2015)

He is unflappable, a very safe pair of hands, and has a calm temperament.” (Legal - 500 2014)

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