IR Silver Member

David Foster

Partner Barlow Robbins

Member Details

  • England

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Insolvency
  • Wills & Estates
  • Real Estate
The Oriel, Sydenham Road, Guildford,
Surrey GU1 3SR United Kingdom

Committee Member

David is a regular to the IR events. Barlow Robbins provide a full range of private and commercial legal services to local, national and international clients. David handles a range of more complex litigation matters with particular emphasis on insolvency. He also sits on the Practice Area Committee for the Insolvency group 2019.

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David is the Head of Dispute Resolution at Barlow Robbins, a leading UK law firm.    David’s areas of practice include professional negligence, commercial litigation, insolvency, property disputes and inheritance disputes.  David regularly handles cases in the higher courts. David’s clients include companies of all sizes, banks, insurers and educational institutions.  David has handled over 200 mediations across the UK with a success rate of over 90%.  He has wide mediation experience, even lecturing on mediation in Kenya.  David is an executive member of the Commercial Litigation Association, member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association; member of the International Bar Association and the Institute of Directors; a member of the Environmental Lawyers’ Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  He is also a member of the standing conference of Mediation Advocates and a mediator member of a number of mediation groups including the ADR Group, Expedite Resolution and Law South Mediators.  He is actively involved in a number of charities and organisations including as trustee.  A recent independent guide to the UK Legal Profession named him as a “very good lawyer” who “gets down to the heart of an issue”.   Karen Schuman, Counsel of 1 Chancery Lane said that David has a “calm authority” and that he can “find the solution” in a difficult case.   

Firm Description

Barlow Robbins LLP was formed by the merger of the two well regarded and long established legal practices of Barlows and Robbins Olivey in 2004. We now have a thriving portfolio of private and commercial clients.We have 20 partners (we use this term, even though we are an LLP, to refer to the members of the LLP and employees or consultants of equivalent standing and qualifications) and approximately 180 staff.Barlow Robbins LLP is recognised as an Investor in People and belongs to the UK200 Group, a national association of accountants and lawyers as well as being a member of Law South, a group of nine prominent law firms in the South.

BARLOW ROBBINS LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England (number OC 319529) whose registered office is at The Oriel, Sydenham Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3SR. A list of the members of the LLP is displayed at the above address together with a list of those individuals designated as partners who are not members of the LLP.We are a firm of solicitors practising in the UK. As solicitors we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and are subject to the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2011.