David Moore

Principal Associate
Commercial Disputes

David is a Principal Associate in our Commercial Disputes team.

He is an experienced commercial disputes lawyer who advises a range of clients on various dispute issues such as breach of contract, shareholder/director issues, restrictive covenants (e.g., employee/employer) and risk management. David has significant experience of complex contested commercial matters, acting for claimant or defendant in cases from the County Court to Court of Appeal. He has acted for individuals (including high net worths), SMEs, a corporate trustee, large national companies, PLCs, Government bodies and Local Authorities. His work has also involved public law, insolvency, debt collection and intellectual property.

Keen to ensure the best, pragmatic and most efficient result for his clients, David often concludes issues for clients out of court by means of negotiation or mediation.

  • Advising a corporate trustee in mediations and successful negotiations to preserve a substantial trust fund (worth £10’s of millions) and bringing a Part 64 claim for the distribution to c.4,000 beneficiaries.
  • Acting for Cardiff City Football Club (Holdings) Limited and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan in an unfair prejudice petition issued by a minority shareholder (Re Cardiff City Football Club (Holdings) Limited [2022] EWHC 2023 (Ch)), successfully defending both clients at trial.
  • Involved in leading post-settlement activities of a case where c.140 investors pursued successful in respect of against a fraudulent investment scheme.
  • Advising a PLC on novel contractual matters and issues around interpretation concerning a supply of goods and services agreement.
  • Advising the Gambling Commission in relation to matters concerning the 4th National Licence and litigation arising from the competition.
  • Advising a national logistics company on contractual issues in a £1m+ dispute, resulting in a successful outcome at mediation.
  • Advising a national recruitment services provider on defending claims related to unlawful means conspiracy and misuse. of confidential information, including defeating to a threatened injunction, resulting in a negotiated outcome and avoiding court.
  • Successfully negotiating an outcome for a large US cyber risk solutions provider in relation to a claim for breach of contract involving disputed matters of jurisdiction.
  • Advising a global printing services provider on defending a breach of contract claim valued at over £2.7m, involving claims under the Supply of Goods and Service Act, resulting in a negotiated settlement.
  • Advising a director and shareholder of a private limited company on the precise terms and effect of a shareholders agreement and agreeing his exit from on favourable terms.
  • Successfully defending claims of breach of contract, unlawful means conspiracy and misuse of confidential information for a national cyber security services provider.
  • Advising a global alarms system company in relation to vexatious proceedings brought against it by a former employee, resulting in the claim being struck out at court.
  • Advising a number of primary schools in relation to breach of contract disputes.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Contractual Disputes
  • Breach of Covenants (e.g., employee / contractual restrictions)
  • Shareholder/Director Issues (business ownership disputes, breach of duties, shareholder disputes)
  • Debt Recovery
  • Post-completion disputes (i.e., warranty claims)
  • Sports Disputes
  • ADR (mediation, negotiation)
  • Defamation
  • Intellectual Property


  • Principal Associate, Capital Law Limited (Apr 2023 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2022 – Mar 2023)
  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (28 Jun 2021 – Oct 2022)
  • Associate, Blake Morgan LLP (Jul 2020 – Jun 2021)
  • Senior Solicitor, Blake Morgan LLP (Nov 2017 – Jun 2020)
  • In-House Counsel, GoCompare.com (May 2017 – Nov 2017)
  • Solicitor, Geldards LLP (Sep 2013 – May 2017)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Geldards LLP (Sep 2011 – Sep 2013)
  • IP Development Officer, Swansea University (Sep 2010 – Feb 2011)
  • Corporate Legal Assistant, Geldards LLP (Jan 2008 – Jul 2009)
  • Product Liability Paralegal, Hugh James LLP (Sep 2006 – Dec 2007)


  • Cardiff University: Diploma in Legal Practice (2009 – 2010)
  • Cardiff University: LLB (2003 – 2006)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales