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

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 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 UK Bar 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 UK Bar 2019

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

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 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 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


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