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David Myhill

Call 2006

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

Professional Liability

David has considerable experience of professional negligence actions against a variety of individuals.

Selected Cases

Examples of recent instructions include:

  • David regularly acts in claims against lawyers arising out of under-settlement or negligent conduct of clinical negligence claims. He currently acts in a number of ongoing cases at various stages of litigation. By way of example, a case in which he acted on behalf of a Claimant whose solicitor had missed limitation and poorly advised on the possibility of a discretionary extension of the limitation period settled for a substantial six figure sum.
  • Acting in a broker’s negligence and insurance coverage dispute valued at c£2m+ in the Commercial Court, led by Ben Quiney KC.
  • Acting for a property developer in relation to a c£100k claim against its former solicitor arising out of a failure to properly convey and register certain parcels of land obtained in the course of a complex property transaction.
  • Acting for the solicitors in relation to alleged negligence in connection with the grant of easements in a conveyancing transaction.
  • Acting for a homeowner in a c£45k dispute arising out of the failure of a solicitor to identify disputes regarding the right of way to her property at the time of the conveyance.
  • Provision of advice in relation to solicitors’ negligence in the conduct of family proceedings, in particular alleged under-settlement of ancillary relief proceedings often arising out of pension sharing arrangements.
  • Acted for a claimant in a claim arising out of a failure to properly advise on the terms of a lease.
  • Provision of Advice on the liabilities of a surveyor appointed under the Party Wall Act 1996.
  • Settling the pleadings (as junior counsel to Roger ter Haar KC) in a claim against a bloodstock agent for breach of his duties to his client.
  • A number of claims arising out of the alleged negligence of solicitors, especially in the course of conveyancing transactions.
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  • 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).


  • PNBA


“His level of detail is truly exceptional. David is a fabulously safe pair of hands for all cases with all clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Brilliant in providing very clear advice and cutting through to the central issues. An expert in product liability claims and clearly a KC in the making.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Expert in preparing suites of documents and works very hard to deliver what the client needs.”

Legal 500, 2024

“David is an incredibly capable barrister with an enviable command of the law.”

Legal 500, 2024

“A brilliant advocate who is extremely personable, very easy to get along with, super intelligent and super sharp.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“David is incredibly intelligent, and instills confidence in clients with his manner and reasoned, coherent advice.”

Legal 500, 2022

“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)

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