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Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC

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HARDWICKE BUILDING, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SB, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7242 2523
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Fax 020 7691 1234
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393 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.hardwicke.co.uk

David Pliener

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7242 2523
Email:
Web:
www.hardwicke.co.uk/barrister/david-pliener
Hardwicke (Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC)

Position

David is an expert in Construction and Engineering, Insurance and Commercial work.  He also specialises in Property Damage and Professional Negligence work.

Well versed in complex and high value disputes representing clients in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation, his expertise covers the international as well as the domestic and he has worked across a number of jurisdictions including the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. Recent work has included disputes concerning construction projects in Peru and Georgia.

Clearly a silk in the making” (Legal 500), he is known as “very insightful, a good advocate” (Chambers UK).  Recognised by clients and legal directories alike for the fact that he is “a very commercial problem solver, who is brilliant with lay clients and an active part of the legal team” (Chambers Global), David is someone who “is very incisive and picks out the important issues from a significant number of documents” (Legal 500).

David is a regular and popular speaker both internally and for external conference providers.  He also writes for Practical Law, LexisNexis and other publications.

Outside of the law, David divides his time between family, friends and football; not always in that order.

Member

  • TECBAR (Committee Member)
  • Society of Construction Lawyers
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Adjudication Society
  • COMBAR
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration

Education

  • BSc (Hons) First Class
  • Dip Law
  • Tecbar Adjudicator
  • ADR ODR Accredited Mediator


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading juniors

David Pliener - HardwickeVery capable advocate, offering great strategic and commercial advice and excellent knowledge of the law.

Within: Construction

Hardwickehas good depth in construction and a good diversity of barristers’. Key cases include Carillion Construction Ltd v Aecom & Emcor, a high-profile dispute led by Paul Reed QC concerning the Rolls Buildings, and leading case on concurrent delay; and in Ashe/Elim v DGT & HTS, David Pliener led a multi-million pound four-party TCC dispute arising out of the collapse of the City Gates Christian Centre in Ilford.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

David Pliener - HardwickeApproachable, accessible and impressively marshals the case details.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

David Pliener - HardwickeVery clear and concise, and his written work is exceptional.

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