David Golten > Wedlake Bell LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wedlake Bell LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation.


David is a litigation specialist and acts for a wide range of UK and international corporations, public bodies, professional firms and high net worth individuals in a wide variety of commercial dispute forums, including those with an international element.

His work includes high value commercial contract disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, professional negligence. David has acted in several reported cases and has had cases in the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and the European Court of Justice.

David also has a political practice. He acted in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 and in the Supreme Court of Kenya in the successful challenge brought by Raila Odinga to the Kenyan Presidential election in 2017. He leads the firm’s Brexit Steering Group and he advised on the implications of a delay to Brexit beyond 29 March 2019 on the UK’s participation that year in the EU General Election For the European Parliament. More recently David and his team have been advising clients about the implications of the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown on commercial contracts and leases.

The team David leads won the 2018 Legal Business Commercial Litigation Team of the Year Award.


Trained Hyde Mahon Bridges; qualified 1994; joined Trower & Hamlins 1997, then Cannings Connolly and became partner and head of litigation before joining Wedlake Bell as partner in November 2012.


LLB (Hons) Law.