David Garner

Commercial Disputes

David is an Associate in our Commercial Disputes team.

David focuses on contentious issues including breach of contract, breach of trust, defamation, professional negligence, business and partnership disputes.

He has acted for a wide range of clients, from individuals to charities, resident management companies and large commercial entities.

David has advised a number of resident management companies on leasehold disputes and issues with managing agents. He  is also able to  deal with contested wills and estates.

With his keen eye for detail and  pragmatic approach, David works with a view to  resolve disputes as quickly as possible.

It was a pleasure to work with David and I would like to thank him for all of his work on what has been a very challenging case. He adopted an empathetic approach from the outset and his advice was clear to understand at all stages.

 Private client

  • Acting for a group of beneficiaries on the recovery of trust funds withheld by a trustee.
  • Acting for a resident management company on a number of professional negligence claims against former managing agents.
  • Acting for the claimants in a case involving the defamation and inaccurate processing of personal data under the GDPR.
  • Acting for an estate administrator on the recovery of rental income, which had been wrongfully retained by a third party.
  • Advising the potential defendant in an unfair prejudice claim under the Companies Act 2006.
  • Representing the defendant in a dispute concerning her late mother’s estate, which was settled by mediation.
  • Commercial disputes
  • Business and partnership disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of trust
  • Defamation
  • Breach of covenant
  • Professional negligence


  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Sep 2021 – present)
  • Associate, Huttons Law Limited (Jul 2020 – Sep 2021)
  • Solicitor, Huttons Law Limited (May 2018 – Jul 2020)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Huttons Law Limited (Nov 2016 – May 2018)
  • Paralegal, Huttons Law Limited (Jul 2015 – Nov 2016)
  • Paralegal, Hugh James LLP (Sep 2014 – Jun 2015)


  • University of Law Bristol: LPC (2014)
  • Cardiff University: LLB (2009 – 2012)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales