David Mitchell - Intellectual Property & IT
Prior to obtaining a first class law degree from City University, David studied Physics at Imperial College, London. David undertook pupillage at two long established chancery chambers in London, including a specialist Intellectual Property set, before he was appointed for one year as the Judicial Assistant to the Honourable Mr Justice Turner.
David has experience of claims concerning patents, copyright, design right and trademarks, as well as passing-off claims.
David’s has experience in information technology matters, and is ultimately responsible for Chambers’ own systems. He has experience in disputes concerning the provision of both computer hardware and software.
David has for many years been recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. The most recent Chambers & Partners directory ranks David as one of only 2 Band 1 junior barrister in the Midlands for Chancery work.
David is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.
"He is clear and detailed, and a very good advocate." "Insightful and intelligent."
"He's very good up on his feet. He's helpful to judges, he's not a man that postures, he's very civil to witnesses but extremely sharp on cross-examination. He never misses anything, he's very quick-witted." "Clients like him, he's very personable, down-to-earth and nice to them, and his paperwork is always very good."
Chambers UK, 2017
‘Excellent legal, technical and tactical knowledge.’
‘Recommended for real estate-related Chancery matters.’
Legal 500, 2016
This leading junior has established a strong traditional chancery practice. In particular he is recognised for his expertise in probate and disputes concerning real property. Strengths: "David is very bright, understands the issues involved in a dispute quickly and is prepared to stand his ground." "He's both very commercial and good at dealing with clients face to face. He's empathetic towards them but also gets his advice across at the same time." Recent work: Successfully defended an adverse possession claim in respect of part of a cricket ground.
Chambers & Partners, 2016
‘His practice includes landlord and tenant, easements and property-related agriculture.’
‘Very good at devising the best strategy for the circumstances.’
Legal 500 2015
'An experienced Chancery specialist.’ and 'Experienced in disputes concerning real property and noted for his particular expertise in agricultural tenancies.’
Legal 500 2014
"He is a "very good operator."
Chambers UK 2014
The ‘very bright’ and ‘quick-witted’ David Mitchell is noted for his ‘clear advice on tricky points’.
Legal 500 2013
“Intellectually inquisitive". A precocious performer, David Mitchell is an expert in probate and landlord and tenant disputes, to name but a few, and is noted as "a friendly and accessible advocate."
Chambers UK 2011
David Mitchell ‘has a particularly agile mind when it comes to complex contentious probate matters’.
Legal 500 2010
Hamblin v Field (Ch D)  BPIR 270; (CA)  BPIR 621; Times, April 26 2000 (Delay, Strike Out; Setting Aside a Transaction at an Undervalue)
Eco-Energy (GB) Ltd v First Secretary Of State (CA)  EWCA Civ 1566;  2 P. & C.R. 5 (Proprietary Estoppel / Constructive Trusts; Limitation periods; Civil procedure).
Dutton v. Davies  EWCA Civ 694;  2 P. & C.R. DG19 (Buy back rights; Mortgages; Options; Sale of land)
Sargeant v Macepark (Whittlebury) Ltd  EWCA Civ 1482 (Mediation Agreement; Landlord & Tenant)
Ramzan v. Brookwide Ltd  EWHC 2453 (Ch);  2 All E.R. 38 &  EWCA Civ 985 (Breach of trust; Exemplary damages; Trespass; Measure of damages; Mesne Profits)