David Hudson

Commercial Disputes

David is a litigation and regulatory investigations lawyer with specialisms in financial services litigation as well as data protection work.

He is a Partner in Capital’s Commercial Disputes Team and has extensive experience of resolving complex, high value disputes in a broad range of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, public sector and manufacturing.

David’s primary area of expertise lies in claims arising from breach of contract, negligence, sale of goods and services and post M&A work. David also has extensive experience of regulatory investigations in the financial services sector, having worked on two of the biggest FCA led remediation projects in the UK in recent years.

David Hudson is extremely commercially minded, with an ability to run complex litigation while keeping to budget.’

The Legal 500

  • Working for the Global Banking and Markets division of a multi-national Bank in relation to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.
  • Breach of contract claim relating to multi party dispute involving a £100million energy from waste plant.
  • Representing a large care home provider in relation to the closure of a care home due to the discovery of legionella bacteria, in addition to managing the reputational issues arising.
  • Acting for the manufacturer of a fleet of 25 refuse collection vehicles sold to a local authority which were alleged to be defective.
  • Advising the Welsh Assembly Government in relation to investigations into a UK wide multi-million pound fraud on the NHS in conjunction with the NHS Counter Fraud team.
  • Successfully defending judicial review proceedings brought against a Local Authority due the award of a transportation contract to a company with links to the Middle East.
  • Working for a major UK retail Bank in relation to PPI remediation work.
  • Involvement in several regulatory investigations ordered by the FCA into conduct at financial and banking institutions based in the UK and the US.
  • Conduct of injunctive proceedings brought by a Health Authority against a Consultant dismissed for gross misconduct but who had taken sensitive patient data regarding the success of cancer operations prior to his departure.
  • Pursuing a breach of contract claim against a Canadian cloud computing supplier in relation to actions that threatened to shut down a power station in the east of England.
  • Complex contractual disputes
  • Post completion disputes
  • Sale of Goods and Services claims
  • Negligence claims
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Professional Negligence


  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Feb 2022 – present)
  • Independent Consultant, Eversheds Sutherland (Oct 2020 – Feb 2022)
  • Independent Consultant, Lloyds Banking Group (Jan 2019 – Oct 2020)
  • Partner, Acuity Legal Limited (Oct 2015 – Nov 2018)
  • Senior Solicitor, HSBC Global Banking and Markets (Apr 2014 – Oct 2015)
  • Senior Associate, Eversheds (Sep 2010 – Apr 2014)
  • Associate, Morgan Cole (Sep 1997 – Aug 2010)


  • University of Birmingham; LLB, Law

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales