Property and Estates
David’s Property law practice is rapidly increasing. He is able to draw on a wealth of experience and accepts instructions for advocacy, advisory, and drafting work in a broad range of Property matters from housing law cases to landlord and tenant disputes, including:
- Possession Claims
- Landlord and Tenant Claims (residential and commercial)
- Orders for Sale
- Charging Orders
- Access Injunctions
- Tenancy Deposit Disputes
- Housing Injunctions
- Adverse Possession
- Boundary Disputes
- Restrictive Covenants
- Easements (including rights of way).
David is knowledgeable on issues surrounding pre-action disclosure, relief from sanctions, Part 36 consequences, applications to set aside judgment and costs.
Prior to coming to commencing pupillage, David worked as a conveyancer for over a year at a prominent local firm of solicitors in Cambridge, gaining an appreciation of the intricacies of Property law. David was often tasked with drafting leases and transfer deeds; conducting (often complex) investigations on title in order to procure first registrations; negotiating terms of sale; and advising clients on easement, covenant, and service-access-related issues that affected conveyances. David was also tasked with the conveyancing of plot sales on a large new-build estate developed by a subsidiary of a major multi-national construction firm. This experience provided David with a sound background for a whole range of Property work from issues surrounding restrictive covenants and boundaries to leasehold enfranchisement.
David also came to Chambers with almost two years’ experience of civil advocacy, having worked as a self-employed County Court advocate/outdoor clerk for a large national solicitors firm. During this time David conducted hundreds of County Court hearings, including those for mortgage possession; possession from trespassers; applications to set aside default judgment; summary judgment applications; directions hearings; multi-track case management conferences; applications for permission to appeal; appeals; enforcement proceedings; bankruptcy and winding-up petitions; gas access injunctions; an anti-social behaviour injunction; commercial and residential landlord disputes and possession proceedings; and small claims trials.
- LLB (hons) degree – University of Nottingham (2009)
- BVC - Nottingham Law School (2010)
- QLTT Head III (Oxford Brookes University) (2012)
- University of Nottingham Second / Final Year Mooting Competition Winner (2008)
- University of Nottingham Graduate’s Association Moot Prize (2008)
- Major Inner Temple BVC Exhibition Scholarship (2009)
- Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award Scholarship (2009)
- Ropewalk Chambers BVC Moot Competition Winner (2010)
Professional qualifications & appointments
Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales (2013) (ceased practising and removed from the roll upon commencement of pupillage in October 2014)
- Family Law Bar Association
- The Criminal Bar Association
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple