David Casement QC
36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:Colin Griffin
Chancery & Commercial Law
All areas of Chancery practice and in particular company, partnership, insolvency, trusts and commercial fraud.
Significant Reported Cases
New Order - acting for the members of the band defending derivative proceedings brought by the former member Peter Hook.
High Fliers Films Limited – unfair prejudice petition and shareholder dispute involving film distribution rights.
Laird Resources LLP v Aumm Holdings – dispute in respect of a deed of settlement involving off-shore trusts and off-shore companies.
Re Al Midani - acting for the Trustee in Bankruptcy tracing assets throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Intercontinental Bank – defending an off-shore bank in proceedings alleging £1billion fraud on a major Nigerian bank. The case involved alleged breaches of fiduciary duties by the bank's CEO and other employees and includes asset tracing and litigation across multiple jurisdictions
Redeem Holdings Limited v Entertainment Magpie Limited and others - defending a £30 million intellectual property and unlawful interference claim.
Bamford v Harvey – important decision in the Companies Court on derivative claims and wrongdoer control.
Alpha Panareti – acting for Cypriot property developer defending claims by multiple purchasers.
Shaw v API – defending proceedings alleging fraud in respect of a management buy out.
Baybutt v Eccle Riggs – leading case on implied terms and the application of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations.
Proform Sports Management v Proactive Sports Management – commercial dispute over the agency representation of Wayne Rooney.
Union Music v Russell Watson – leading case on approbation and reprobation and the power to call EGMs in the event of deadlock in companies.
David Casement is a Queen’s Counsel specialising in chancery and commercial arbitration and litigation. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Deputy High Court Judge. He is regularly instructed in large-scale disputes involving companies, LLPs, LPs and partnerships. He covers the full range of commercial litigation and arbitration such as banking, finance and securities, professional negligence, and sports, entertainment and media as well as commercial judicial review. He also specialises in all aspects of insolvency litigation and has acted for office-holders and third parties in corporate and personal insolvency disputes. David has acted for claimants and defendants in commercial fraud litigation and asset tracing across multiple jurisdictions. He has also represented trustees and beneficiaries in trust disputes including the liability of trustees and obtaining information regarding assets and the terms of settlements.
Year of Silk: 2008
Areas of Expertise
- Dispute Resolution
- Professional Negligence
Legal 500 2017
‘An intellectual heavyweight lawyer with superb work stamina and attention to detail.’
Chambers UK 2017
"He is very good on tactics and really understands the psychology of negotiation." "He is absolutely excellent. Very highly regarded and a very good all-round lawyer."
"He's absolutely excellent, first rate and very highly regarded - just a very good all-round lawyer." "An impressive silk whose advice is technically sound and also commercial. He also has a very good manner with clients."
"He has an affable personality, allied with a great ability to absorb complex facts and give clear advice, especially on matters involving shareholder disputes or insolvency."
"He is an extremely good sports lawyer who is technically brilliant and forceful before any tribunal."
"An absolutely first-rate barrister."
Chambers UK 2016
"A brilliant barrister and a robust chancery counsel who is highly intellectual, always well prepared and utterly reliable."
"He cuts through to the heart of the case; he is excellent at providing real forensic analysis."
"He is well respected for his doping knowledge, as a senior member of the National Anti-Doping Panel."
Chambers UK 2015
"He is completely cool, calm and collected and totally unflappable. He is extremely focused on the strategy and commerciality of the case." "He is an excellent advocate - superb - with a confident style in court."
"He is a very strong, robust and respected advocate."
"He is superb; a good team player, thorough, reliable and his knowledge of this area of law is excellent. He takes a commercial view."
"He is very bright, very articulate and a real team player." "When you have him on your side you really do feel special."
Listed as one of the top 100 silks in England and Wales by Chambers and Partners 2014.
“ability and experience belie his years of call.” “very accessible, enthusiastic, and fully immersed in the case as part of the team.”
The "utterly brilliant" David Casement QC
Member of the Bar of England and Wales, Ireland and N. Ireland
Registered Advocate Dubai International Financial Centre Courts
Chairman (UK) of the British Irish Commercial Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
Deputy High Court Judge – Chancery Division and Queen’s Bench Division
Recorder of the Crown Court
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Sport Resolutions Panel: Chairpersons’ List
National Anti-Doping Panel: Arbitration Chairpersons’ List
Football Association Judicial Panel