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David Sears QC

Call 1984 • QC 2003

"Absolutely brilliant, a great advocate and a tenacious fighter."
(Legal 500)


David is an accredited Mediator (both by TECBAR and ADR Chambers), accredited Adjudicator (TECBAR) and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has acted as mediator in a number of cases. Given his expertise in construction, most of the mediations he has conducted have been in that field, but he has also successfully mediated disputes in other areas, including professional negligence claims against solicitors, valuers and surveyors. Approximately 90% of the cases he has mediated have either settled at mediation or within a month thereafter.

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  • MA Oxon
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Accredited mediator TECBAR and ADR Chambers
  • Accredited adjudicator TECBAR


  • Author of the chapter on Public Procurement in Emden’s Construction Law
  • Contributor to the section on Delay & Disruption, Liquidated Damages and Penalties in the 12th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts


“Provides strong, consistent and clear advice with a calm and thorough approach.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is very approachable, very easy to deal with and a very straightforward barrister”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“Very clever, thoughtful, precise and unfailingly good humoured – in Court he is awesome”

Legal 500, 2018

“A calm, measured approach, he strikes a good balance between the details and big picture”

Legal 500, 2018

“A superb advocate”

Legal 500, 2018

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