David Mitchell

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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 before he was appointed for one year as the Judicial Assistant to the Honourable Mr Justice Turner.
David has a particular experience in claims under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel and in particular cases surrounding disputes between farming generations. David has also advised in many claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 which involve farmers.
David has advised both landlords and tenants in respect of agricultural tenancies, under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.
Further, David has been involved in a number of farming partnership disputes.
David has for many years been recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories. The most recent Chambers and 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.
“Very experienced in traditional Chancery matters.”
Legal 500 2019
“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
Notable Cases
Hamblin v Field (Ch D) [2000] BPIR 270; (CA) [2000] 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) [2004] EWCA Civ 1566; [2005] 2 P. and C.R. 5
2005
Proprietary Estoppel / Constructive Trusts, Limitation periods, Civil procedure
Dutton v. Davies [2006] EWCA Civ 694; [2006] 2 P. and C.R. DG19
Buy back rights, Mortgages, Options, Sale of land
Sargeant v Macepark (Whittlebury) Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 1482
2008
Mediation Agreement, Landlord and Tenant
Ramzan v. Brookwide Ltd [2010] EWHC 2453 (Ch); [2011] 2 All E.R. 38 and [2011] EWCA Civ 985
2011
Breach of trust, Exemplary damages, Trespass, Measure of damages, Mesne Profits
Memberships
David is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.