Family Barrister

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David has practiced as a family lawyer and civil barrister since 1980. He has extensive experience at all levels of the family court system, whether initial hearing, trials or appeals. His practice has ranged from financial remedy issues, Inheritance and Family Provision trials to Residence and Contact cases. His area of particular interest is jointly owned property where the shares are in dispute.

He has advised in a number of cases involving powers of attorney.

He now specialises in work as a direct access barrister and as an accredited litigator. David has a Litigation Extension which means that he can go on the record in the same way as a solicitor. Where possible David likes to offer package deals for litigation. This means quoting a price to act for you throughout your case to its conclusion. If a deal is agreed it can help make sure that you will be able to finish your case.

Though he prefers to steer a reasonable and non-contentious course if it is in his client’s interest, David is a fierce fighter when required.

Being accredited both as a family and commercial mediator and having considerable experience in civil and commercial work too; David is able bring a wealth of experience and expertise when acting as an advocate and negotiator in civil and commercial mediation. It also enables him to understand and provide the support some clients need in litigation.

Goldsmith Chambers

Goldsmith Chambers's team of Family Barristers are fully qualified and experienced, proud and willing to offer legal advice to those in difficult family situations. As Family Barristers, we provide advice and representation to clients in London and throughout England. Our family barristers have experience and a proven track record in a range of issues including:

  • Child Contact
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Disputes regarding children
  • Divorce
  • Emergency remedies for domestic violence including non-molestation and occupation orders
  • Family mediation
  • Financial remedies
  • Inheritance
  • Trusts of Land

David may be contacted on 03301 331 421 or by e-mailing him your issue at