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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


David Holland was called to the Bar in 1986 and practised at 29 Bedford Row before joining Landmark Chambers in September 2002. He took silk in 2011.

The core of his practice is all forms of property litigation. He also practises in the areas of professional negligence and costs. He is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and the Professional Negligence Bar Association.

David acts for all types of client in all types of dispute within his specialist areas. His clients range from individual householders to the largest property developers and landowners. He has represented local authorities, firms of solicitors and representative bodies. David can accept instructions under the Bar Council’s Public Access scheme.

As his list of cases demonstrates, David has immense experience of litigating at all levels of court. Recent highlights have included:

  • Acting for the Law Society as Intervening Party in the appeal in Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya
  • Acting for the Law Society in many of the more significant costs cases in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal over the last 10 years including, most recently, Haven v Gavin EdmondsonBudana v Leeds Hospital and Denton v White
  • Acting in a significant case involving mooring rights in the Thames
  • Acting for a former landlord in a dilapidations claim against a well-known multi-national company which settled just before trial with the payment of over £5 million in damages
  • Acting for the landlord in the largest and most significant 1954 Act renewal case for many years
  • Acting for TV personality Noel Edmonds in a claim against a former business partner
  • Successfully arguing in the High Court that an AGA given by an original tenant’s guarantor was void
  • Acting on behalf of a landowner in successfully claiming a prescriptive right to park.

David sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. He is also a Recorder and sits as a part time Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). In addition, he acts as an arbitrator.


David’s interests include watching test match cricket, food and wine, and listening to classical music. David is a member of Lancashire and Surrey CCC as well as a member of the MCC. He is also an Arsenal season ticket holder.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

David Holland KCLandmark ChambersA fantastic silk to work with, David’s energy level and work ethic is incredible.