"Has a diverse practice which encompasses commercial and chancery litigation. He also has extensive experience with banking and insolvency matters and entertainment law disputes."
Chambers UK 2019/Chancery
Strengths: "A calm, collected and measured barrister, he is an excellent orator and he fights his client's corner."
Chambers UK 2018/Chancery
'David Berkley QC has more than 20 years' experience in chancery work. He is known for commercial property disputes, employment, professional negligence and regulatory law.
Strengths: "A very nice chap; he is a very eloquent speaker with good advocacy skills."'
Chambers UK 2017/Chancery
'David Berkley QC Has a strong commercial and chancery practice. He is experienced in company and commercial work as well as banking and insolvency matters. He also handles landlord and tenant and partnerships disputes and is an accredited mediator.'
Chambers UK 2016/Chancery
‘Noted for his expertise in directors’ disqualification matters.’
Legal 500 2018/19/commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery law – Leading Silks.
‘His technical knowledge is exemplary.’
Legal 500 2017/commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery law – Leading Silks.
‘Highly experienced in banking and commercial litigation.’
Legal 500 2016/commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery law – Leading Silks.
"David is an excellent mediation advocate and team leader. "
Mark Mattison, Mediator
"David is an excellent public speaker and advocate for the causes with which he is associated."
Dr Yaakar Wise, retired academic
- LLB (Hons), University of Manchester
- BVC, College of Law
Professional qualifications & appointments
- 2000 - Appointed Deputy District Judge
- 2001 - Appointed Recorder (Civil)
- 2007 - Appointed Honorary Teaching Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Qualified mediator (College of Law accredited)
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (Chairman)
- Northern Chancery Bar Association
David Berkley QC is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information
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