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David Myhill

Call 2006

“He is absolutely brilliant in court. He really knows his stuff.”
(Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2019)

Inquests & Public Inquiries

David regularly appears at inquests, especially those in a healthcare context or which involve allegedly defective products. He is experienced at addressing Coroners on the types of issues which frequently arise in this context, including the scope of the inquest (i.e. whether it is an Article 2 inquest), matters of disclosure, whether parties should have the status of interested persons at the inquest, whether a jury is required, and whether it is appropriate to add a rider of ‘neglect’ to the Coroner’s conclusion.

As with the rest of his practice, David has experience of representing both care providers and manufacturers, as well as families, at inquests. He is adept at handling matters with the sensitivity required at such hearings whilst enabling his client to advance evidence in the most effective way possible.

Recent inquests in which David has been involved have concerned the frequency of observations on an acute admission ward, the adequacy of care provided in residential care homes, and the operation of a mental health unit including the adequacy of patient monitoring.

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Qualifications


  • BA (Hons) (Cantab)
  • Bar Vocational Course: Outstanding
  • Lord Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

 

Publications & Seminars

David regularly gives talks and seminars.  Recent topics have included:

  • Practical issues arising under the Consumer Protection Act.
  • The impact of the decisions in Wilkes and Gee v DePuy.
  • Updates on limitation and procedural issues arising in multi-party claims and claims for contribution.
  • Qualified One Way Costs Shifting: how the rules are working.
  • The road to an effective Counter-Schedule.
  • The law on consent after Montgomery: changes for Claimants and Defendants.

In addition, David edits the Chapters of Emden’s Construction Law concerning Termination of contracts (Ch 16) and a Contractor’s obligations as to completion (Ch 9).

Memberships


  • TECBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • PNBA

Recommendations


“He is technically excellent and very approachable.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is incredibly good on his feet and his technical knowledge of the law is really good.”; “He is loved by his clients and has an excellent bedside manner.”; “He’s very, very bright, incredibly thorough and has great attention to detail.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He has that stellar combination of determination, focus and drive balanced with a calm and reassuring approach.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An ideal choice for mastering the evidence in tricky cases and testing witnesses in a fair and personable manner.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An excellent barrister who is very detail-oriented and will always go the extra mile to help the client.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He is absolutely brilliant in court. He really knows his stuff.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Among the most impressive barristers in the field”

Legal 500, 2019 (Product Liability)

“He’s a very sharp and hard-working senior junior.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“For someone so junior in terms of call, he is very detailed and stands out in this field. He is not afraid to grasp the matter and get on with it.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“He has a wonderful way with clients and his medical knowledge is amazing.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Very user friendly, practical and commercial”

Legal 500, 2019 (Product Liability)

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

Chambers & Partners, 2018


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