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We are pleased to introduce David Whiting as a Consultant Solicitor in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team.

David has over 30 years’ experience acting for major companies and high-net-worth individuals in complex and high-value dispute resolution. Having worked at major firms in the West Midlands and Thames Valley, his clients range from owner-managed businesses such as security agencies and retailers, to NHS trusts, county councils and international PLCs.

In his career to date, David has helped set up Howes Percival’s dispute resolution department in Northampton, established Shoosmiths’ Milton Keynes office, and built four successful civil litigation sub-departments at Needham & James. He also led the dispute resolution team at Legal 500-ranked firm Spratt Endicott.

Some of David’s notable cases include:

  • Acted for an internationally renowned DJ and others in the reported case Innovation Event Management Limited -v- Unity in the Sun Limited and others [2019] EWHC 2138 (IPEC), defending a passing off action involving the production of an international music festival in Greece.
  • Advised an English company, which provided services for the joining of cables to the wind turbines of a Scottish utilities company, on breach of contract and negligence, and advised the company’s insurers as to whether the company’s claim for the costs of its defence should or should not be met under a Management Liability Policy.
  • Advised a global security company on the termination of a £7m contract with a leading UK supermarket.

In his new role, David will take on a varied caseload to support clients from the Birmingham office and provide additional capacity within the CDR team. David’s areas of expertise include disputes involving commercial contracts, companies/partnerships, professional negligence and passing off.

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