David Kemeny is a second six pupil based at 3PB’s Bournemouth office, having joined in October 2020. He is undertaking a common law pupillage, with 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 on matters of civil and criminal law.
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.
- French (Fluent)
- German (Fluent)
- Danish (Working)
- Hungarian (Basic)
- Portuguese (Basic)
Supreme Court guidance on non-compete clauses
10th Aug 2021
Harcus Sinclair LLP and another (Respondents) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant)  UKSC 32
David Kemeny and Aaron Mayers analyse Harcus Sinclair LLP and another (Respondents) v Your Lawyers Ltd (Appellant)  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.
Electric scooters: a brief synopsis of the current regulatory regime
23rd Jun 2021
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.