David Garner

Senior Associate | Commercial Disputes

David is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Disputes team.

David focuses on contentious issues including breach of contract, breach of trust, corporate claims, business and partnership disputes, shareholder disputes and insolvency related litigation. He is regularly instructed to both bring and defend claims that have arisen in the context of insolvency and bankruptcy.

He has acted for a wide range of clients, from individuals to charities, resident management companies and large commercial entities. He also regularly acts for healthcare professionals and businesses, including GP Partnerships.

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.


  • Commercial disputes
  • Business and partnership disputes
  • Corporate claims, including breach of warranty
  • Breach of contract and misrepresentation
  • Breach of trust, contested wills and estates
  • Defamation
  • Contentious insolvency

Recent work

Recovering trust funds
Acting for a group of beneficiaries on the recovery of trust funds withheld by a trustee.

Professional negligence claims
Acting for a resident management company on a number of professional negligence claims against former managing agents.

Defamation and GDPR case
Acting for the claimants in a case involving the defamation and inaccurate processing of personal data under the GDPR.

Recovering rental income
Acting for an estate administrator on the recovery of rental income, which had been wrongfully retained by a third party.

Cryptocurrency start-up
Advising the co-founder of a startup cryptocurrency business in respect of an unfair prejudice petition under the Companies Act 2006 and achieving a negotiated settlement of over £600,000.

Mediation case
Representing the defendant in a dispute concerning her late mother’s estate, which was settled by mediation.

£3 million dispute
Acting for the seller in a high-profile completion accounts dispute in which the sum of over £3 million was successfully defended.

Partnership dispute
Acting for the outgoing partners in a partnership dispute and achieving a settlement of over £400,000.


  • David was meticulous in his assessment of the case, clearly explained the processes and oversaw the smooth running and a very successful outcome.

    Private client

  • 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