David Nicholls > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


David has a broad practice with a particular emphasis on real estate and landlord & tenant.  David also has valuable and wide-ranging expertise in commercial litigation, chancery, and insolvency related matters.  His practice has a strong international dimension and he is a member of Landmark Chambers Internaional (see http://landmarkchambersinternational.com/david_nicholls).  He has been ranked for several years as one of the UK’s leading junior barristers in property litigation.  He has appeared several times as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal.


Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn 2002
Pupillage at Falcon Chambers (Jonathan Small and Gary Cowen), 2002-03
Pupillage at 11 Stone Buildings (Marc Dight), 2003
In practice at 11 Stone Buildings (2003 – 2015)
Chairman of the Young Barristers’ Committee (2012)
President of the European Young Bar Association (2013-14) 
In practice at Landmark Chambers (2015 to date)


Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association
Advocacy Training Council (International Committee)
Bar Council (Finance Committee)
American Counsel Association (Director)


Keble College, Oxford (MA, Theology, 1999);
City University (Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 2001);
Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course, 2002 – very competent).
Lincoln’s Inn Lord Haldane Scholar, Tancred Student, Megarry Scholar, and Hardwicke Scholar (2000 – 2002).


David is active in his local community as a trustee of the North Kensington Law Centre (and Chairman of its Finance Committee), a trustee of the Earl’s Court Youth Centre, and a Governor of the St Thomas More Language College.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, travelling, and exercise.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

David NichollsLandmark Chambers ‘David has an impressive ability to grasp the legal issues. He is decisive and adapts his approach to meet the circumstances and needs of his clients.