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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 QC.
  • 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 QC) 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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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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