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’s practice covers all aspects of minority shareholder disputes, warranties claims and disputes in respect of share-sale/purchase agreements. David has also appeared in claims concerning the breach of duty by directors and of other provisions of the Companies Acts.
In the partnership field, David has a wide experience of the usual dissolution matters, including the taking of dissolution accounts.
‘Highly intelligent and manages to get the message across to clients. He is particularly good at communicating with them, and they are always very impressed by him. Judges like him and he doesn’t antagonise people. He is good at asking difficult question and getting positive answers.’
Chambers UK 2019
‘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
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 and Partners, 2016
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 and Tenant
David is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.