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Commercial and business disputes, including insolvency

David’s commercial practice is particularly focused on insolvency (corporate and personal), as well as banking, financial regulation, fraud, and general commercial disputes. He is also experienced in claims concerning guarantees, shareholder agreements, and partnerships.  He has over 7 years’ experience acting for Natwest and RBS in relation to commercial mortgages, guarantees, and security enforcement.

Recent and ongoing cases include:

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

  • Being appointed as an expert to make an Expert Determination in the context of a partnership dispute involving a small business

  • Advising HSBC in relation to the impact of insolvency in the context of the FCA Review into mis-sold interest rate hedging products and on claims brought in the Review by IPs.

  • Appearing in the Court of Appeal as sole counsel in the case of Oraki v Dean & Dean [2014] BPIR 266; [2013] EWCA Civ 1629, which is now the leading case on the application of section 282 in cases concerning the recovery of a trustee’s costs and expenses upon the annulment of a bankruptcy order.

  • Advising a local authority on the recoverability of Council Tax and business rates in the context of an administration.

  • Drafting proceedings in relation to a claim brought by a commercial car rental company.