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David Myhill

Call 2006

"He is an absolute super-brain, but he is also extremely approachable and friendly."
(Chambers & Partners 2017)

Construction & Engineering

David has had a wide experience of construction claims, especially where those claims involve elements of property damage or an underlying insurance dispute. He has both advised clients and represented them at trial on a range of matters.

Selected Cases

  • David settled the pleadings, acted at interim hearings, and advised in respect of a complex claim for £500k+ concerning a fire in commercial premises caused by defect rectification work taking place free of charge after the defect rectification period had ended. The matter settled shortly before trial.
  • David was instructed as junior counsel to Andrew Rigney QC on behalf of a major engineering company in the defence of a c£8m claim proceeding in the Technology and Construction Court arising out of alleged design defects in the construction of a dual carriageway.
  • David has acted for both builders and property owners in a variety of construction disputes arising out of works to domestic properties, involving both standard form and ad-hoc contracts.
  • David has acted for clients (homeowners, insurers and local authorities) in respect of damage to property caused by tree roots.
  • David advised on the application of the Construction Plant-Hire model conditions in a case involving the alleged negligence of a crane operator.
  • David has advised on the enforcement of adjudication awards under the Construction Acts.
  • David acted for the insurers in a subrogated claim against the builder of a house with a variety of defects, a claim which ultimately settled but which involved a dispute as to the proper interpretation and application of s1 of the Defective Premises Act 1972.
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Qualifications


  • Lord Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • BVC (Outstanding)
  • BA (Hons) (Cantab)

Memberships


  • LCLCBA
  • PNBA
  • TECBAR

Recommendations


“He has a brilliant, logical mind and pays great attention to detail.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“Applauded by commentators for his extensive medical knowledge, which he applies to cases on behalf of both claimants and defence organisations. He is also very experienced in appearing at inquests.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is an absolute super-brain, but he is also extremely approachable and friendly.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“His attention to detail is great. He is articulate and puts the minds of nervous clients at ease”.

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He has had a large number of wins and is a skilled advocate at trial”.

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Very approachable.”

Legal 500 2016

“Firm, intelligent and good to negotiate with. Mature and balanced, he is a lawyer who knows both his medicine and the law.”

Chambers & Partners 2015


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