Experience

David has significant experience across a range of complementary areas of Chambers’ work, both at first instance and on appeal, and is able to complete paperwork quickly. Before the Bar, David served a short commission in the British Army.

He was also elected President of the Students’ Union at Sheffield University, which involved being Chair of Trustees, a Director responsible for over £10m turnover and 800 employees, and sitting on the University’s governing body.

Education

BVC: Nottingham Law School (Very Competent) and Graduate LLB (First Class)
GDL: Nottingham Law School (Distinction)
BA (Hons) Politics: University of Sheffield (First Class)
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, SSLC Commissioning Course
Inner Temple Major Scholar for GDL and BVC

Professional Memberships

HSLA
PIBA

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

Kafagi v JBW Group Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1157

C alleged trespass to his property, possessions, and person by a bailiff enforcing a Penalty Charge Notice.

C further alleged unlawful arrest, and conviction as a result of the bailiff’s false evidence.

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Lois Southern v Adventure Forest Limited (t/a Go Ape!) [2016] EWCA Civ 1178

C was injured when taking part in D’s high ropes adventure course.

At first instance, HHJ Gore QC held that D was liable for failing to provide adequate warning and instruction to C, and that C did not have to prove that she would have acted differently if D had not been in breach.

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TGC Fraud Update v3 – June 2016

22nd June 2016

Stemming the tide of the fraud.
Please see link below for the third edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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TGC Fraud Update v3 – June 2016

22nd June 2016

Stemming the tide of the fraud.

Please see link below for the third edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

Client data

  • Name;
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  • Address;
  • Payment or bank details;
  • Date of birth;
  • Location details;
  • Device IP address;
  • Financial information;
  • Medical Records;
  • Criminal Records.

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  • Instructing solicitors
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under my training
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services
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Transfers to third countries and international organisations

I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.

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