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David is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department and specialises in litigation and advocacy.

He has considerable experience of legal costs disputes and has an extensive advisory, drafting and advocacy practice. He is routinely instructed by many of the country’s top law firms as an agent to attend detailed assessments, costs budgeting hearings and costs appeals throughout country.

David has significant and diverse litigation and dispute resolution experience in matters involving: business disputes, contract, agency, insurance, franchising, engineering disputes, product liability and professional negligence. He has a special interest in cycle sport and acts for professional and amateur cyclists in contract, regulatory and sports injury matters and for the wider cycling industry on a range of issues.

David cross-qualified as a solicitor after training as a barrister.

Recent cases include:

Utting v McBain [2007] EWHC 3293 (QB) (Costs)
Collett v Smith & Middlesbrough Football & Athletic Company Ltd [2011] EWHC 90208 (Costs)
Hervia Ltd v Vivienne Westwood Ltd[2012] (ChD) (high-value franchise dispute, widely reported in the national press).

David Crawley

David Crawley


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