David Kemeny 3

David Kemeny

Year of Call: 2016
Email Address: david.kemeny@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 01202 292102

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David Kemeny completed his pupillage with 3PB in 2021 and is now a member of chambers. He has a particular interest in personal injury, clinical negligence, employment and commercial law. David is available to take instructions for court representation, advocacy and advisory work.

David studied modern languages as an undergraduate and then international politics at postgraduate level, before completing the GDL where he excelled at mooting. He obtained an Outstanding award on the BPTC, with particularly high marks in Civil Litigation and Civil Advocacy.

Prior to commencing pupillage, David worked as a paralegal in a London firm specialising in personal injury claims, followed by over a year as a freelance county court advocate conducting infant approval hearings and small claims trials (including credit hire). He also volunteered at the Free Representation Unit and the Employment Tribunal Litigant-in-Person Scheme.

Outside work, David enjoys running, chess and other strategy games, and science fiction. In simpler times he also enjoys travelling, scuba diving, and attending live music performances.

Languages spoken

  • French (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)
  • Danish (Working)
  • Hungarian (Basic)
  • Portuguese (Basic)
  • Articles
    • Supreme Court guidance on non-compete clauses

      Harcus Sinclair LLP and another (Respondents) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant) [2021] UKSC 32

      David Kemeny and Aaron Mayers analyse Harcus Sinclair LLP and another (Respondents) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant) [2021] UKSC 32 in which the Supreme Court considers whether, in determining a promisee’s legitimate interests, a court can take into account what the parties thought (assessed objectively at the time it was signed) would occur as a consequence of entering into an NDA containing a restraint of trade clause, in addition to the express and implied provisions of the contract itself.

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    • Electric scooters: a brief synopsis of the current regulatory regime

      David Kemeny reviews the regulatory regime concerning the use of electric scooters, in light of their growing popularity and the increasing number of trials taking place in the UK, from Truro to Teeside and Copeland to Canterbury.

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Academic qualifications

  • BPTC (City University Law School)
  • GDL (BPP)
  • MSc International Politics (School of Oriental and African Studies)
  • BA (Hons) French & German (University College London)


  • Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Award
  • Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning BTPC Scholarship
  • BPP Internal Mooting Competition winner
  • Westminster University Mooting Shield winner