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David Sears QC

Call 1984 • QC 2003

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

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that David Sears QC, the Deputy Head of Chambers, died suddenly on Sunday 24th January.

His untimely death represents an enormous loss to Chambers.

David was a very talented and popular barrister who generously devoted a lot of time and effort to the administration and well-being of Chambers.

He was an excellent and conscientious Deputy Head who cared deeply about Chambers, its members and staff.

We shall greatly miss his good humour, friendship and support.


For any queries, please contact:

Andy Flanagan, Senior Managing Clerk


T: (0) 20 7797 8158


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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


“He is a calm and assured presence in any room. He is easy to deal with and always well on top of the issues. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any client.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Very strong on both the legal and commercial side.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is extremely considered and thoughtful, and you can depend on him to provide superb attention to detail within a very quick turnaround time. Very much a team player.”; “Really tenacious cross-examiner, and an excellent advocate all round.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“His advice is very precise and he has a sharp understanding of adjudication proceedings.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is extremely bright and misses no detail whatsoever in relation to a case. His advocacy is calm, polite and very effective – he knows exactly how far to go with cross-examining the witnesses.” “A reliable stalwart for precise and clear advice distilling complex disputes down to the real essence of the matter.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“He has a big court presence: he’s very smooth and makes his points well.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“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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