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.
- Manchester University
Professional qualifications & appointments
- 2000 - Appointed Deputy District Judge
- 2001 - Appointed Recorder (Civil)
- 2007 - Appointed Honorary Teaching Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Frequent lecturer having conducted seminars in-house at Herbert Smith, Freshfields and other leading City firms.
- Nottingham Law School
- National Institute for Trial Advocacy
- Qualified mediator (College of Law credited)
- Member of the Commercial Law Panel of ADR Chambers.
- Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (Chairman)
- Northern Chancery Bar Association
- Professional Negligence 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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