David Halpern QC has been rated for many years in the legal directories as a leader in the fields of property litigation and professional liability claims.
Since taking Silk in 2006, his practice has broadened to include a wide range of Chancery and commercial work.
He enjoys working as part of a team with other lawyers and experts in a broad range of disciplines, in relation to both litigation and advisory work. He relishes cases involving difficult questions of law but is also very alive to the client’s requirement for clear advice and commercial solutions. He accepts appointments as an arbitrator and is regularly instructed to participate in mediations. He also sits part-time as a deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division.
“Immensely knowledgeable and always gets on well with clients.” “He has particular expertise in solicitors’ negligence, and is very hands-on and extremely approachable.” “He’s an imaginative advocate.” (Chambers & Partners, 2021)
“He is a walking fountain of knowledge with case law references to match. He is commercially aware and focuses on achieving the outcome the clients are seeking.” “A charming man with an agile and creative mind, a great person to have on your team. There is nothing which fazes him.” (Legal 500, 2021)
“He has fantastic insight, is immensely knowledgeable and is brilliant with clients.” “He has an impressive knowledge of property and professional negligence law, and his drafting is quick, excellent and concise.” “He is charming in his advocacy, but it’s also underpinned by a real intellectual strength.” (Chambers & Partners, 2019)
“His advocacy is strong and to the point, and he is quick to raise relevant points in cross-examination.” “He can find and sustain a cause of action where lesser barristers would fail.” (Legal 500, 2019)
“David is amazing; he is a fount of legal knowledge and his ability to pinpoint issues and form an early view is invaluable.” “Very intelligent, pragmatic and commercial.” “Very personable and extremely knowledgeable with great technical skills and a great turnaround. He pays very close attention to detail.” (Chambers & Partners, 2018)
‘His knowledge is encyclopaedic, and he attacks even the most intractable legal problems with zeal and gusto.” (Legal 500, 2017)
“A highly experienced silk whose broad commercial chancery experience feeds into his sophisticated professional negligence practice. He handles a broad range of claims arising from business and property disputes, and also takes on cases involving insurance elements. He’s a first-rate analyst of the facts, and an impressive authority in chancery law. He provides excellent, clear delivery to clients.” (Chambers & Partners, 2017).
“He adopts a client-friendly and very practical approach, and is a terrific strategic thinker.” “Never more at home than when dealing with tricky cases” (Legal 500, 2016).
“A very sound and meticulous advocate who is very good at what he does.” “He is extremely intelligent with excellent client-handling skills” (Chambers & Partners, 2016). “A very bright guy, who gets all the angles of a case. He’s diligent and conscientious.” “He is very thorough, as well as good-humoured and approachable” (Chambers & Partners, 2015). “Unbelievably brilliant. He is the advocate for all seasons, and fantastically easy to deal with. He’s incredibly direct in terms of identifying the problem, fantastic on his feet and a huge amount of fun.” “A master tactician,” “fantastic on complex areas of law and extremely collaborative in his approach. The lawyer’s lawyer.” (Chambers & Partners, 2014).