Business & Property
David acts and advises on all aspects of Business and Property matters in fast track and multi track cases.
His practice areas include:
- Contractual Disputes
- Landlord and Tenant Disputes
- Inheritance and Probate Disputes
- Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring
- Debt Recovery and Collection
- Housing Disrepair
- Possession Claims
- Professional Negligence
- Partnership Disputes
- Civil Fraud
Inquests, Public Law & Human Rights
David has appeared on behalf of Properly Interested Persons at Article 2 Inquests of complexity and duration. At a recent Coroner’s Inquest, he dealt with expert evidence in infectious diseases, gastro enterology, emergency medicine, and general practice medicine. He successfully made a ‘Galbraith Plus’ submission to the Coroner, excluding his own client from ‘Boxes 3 and 4’ on the Record of Inquest.
David has appeared in the High Court (KBD Administrative Court) in claims against public authorities, including the Crown Prosecution Service, Home Office and Chief Constables of Police. These cases have involved issues under the Human Rights Act 1998, including the right to respect for life, freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to family life.
David has represented Local Authorities, Chief Constables, businesses and individuals in licensing appeals involving alcohol sales, firearms and taxi driving licenses.
- North Eastern Circuit
- Administrative Law Bar Association
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
EDUCATION & AWARDS
- LLB (Hons) University of Sheffield
- Dubb Lipton Alsop Award
- Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Inner Temple Exhibitioner
- Inner Temple Intern Scholarship
David was the winner of the Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition and Telders Public International Law Mooting Competition (English round), in successive years. He appeared at the International Court of Justice on behalf of English Universities.
David is able to receive instructions direct from the public or businesses through the Bar’s public access scheme.