Member Details

  • England

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  • Insolvency
The Oriel, Sydenham Road, Guildford,
Surrey GU1 3SR United Kingdom

Committee Member

David is continuing as a Committee Member for the Insolvency Group in 2020. David is a longstanding member and a regular attendee at the IR Global 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.

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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 insolvency, professional negligence, commercial litigation, property disputes and inheritance disputes.  In relation to insolvency, David is experienced in exploring different ways to address financial difficulties with clients, including through informal negotiation with creditors or by assessing the risks/benefits of a more formal insolvency process, such as individual voluntary arrangements, company voluntary arrangements and bankruptcy and/or company wind up. 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 300 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 is a Surrey-based Law Firm with offices in Guildford, Woking and London. The firm provides a wide range of private and commercial legal services

Its proximity to London and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports means that the firm is ideally placed to serve local, national and international markets.

Barlow Robbins LLP is accredited with both Lexcel and the Customer Service Excellence Standard in recognition of their commitment to clients and dedication acknowledged by external assessors. The firm is part of the Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme accredited by The Law Society as well as being a member of Law South, a group of twelve prominent law firms in the South.