David Ericson Grant > Chambers of Andrew Spink QC, Michael Bowes QC and Sarah Crowther QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Spink QC, Michael Bowes QC and Sarah Crowther QC
Outer Temple Chambers
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND
LONDON
WC2R 1BA
England

Living Wage

Position

Recommended in the directories since 2006, David Grant primarily practises in the areas of pensions, commercial, Chancery, employment, related professional negligence and costs. Important cases include Pell Frischmann v Prabhu, BT v Luck, Bank of Scotland v Johnson, MCP v Aon, Allan v Johnson, Hay v Surrey CC, Stevens v Bell (the British Airways pensions case) and Tilbury v IOPC, all in the Court of Appeal; Bulgrains v Shinhan Bank, Misys v Misys Retirement Benefit Trustees, IAC v Crowhurst, Thompsons v Fresenius Kabi, Volvo v Wheeler, Pioneer v Webb, Foster Wheeler v Hanley and Capital Cranfield v Beck in the High Court; and numerous pensions ombudsman appeals in the Chancery Division and EAT appeals.

Career

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1999; former visiting lecturer and tutor of University of London.

Languages

Improving Serbian, conversational French, basic Spanish.

Memberships

Association of Pension Lawyers; Employment Law Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Dollar Academy; Worcester College, Oxford University (BA Hons Jurisprudence 1st class; BCL); scholar of Worcester College; Inns of Court School of Law (major scholar of Inner Temple).

Leisure

Rugby, reading, films, music, whisky.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

David E. GrantOuter Temple ChambersVery knowledgeable in the pensions professional negligence field.

Outer Temple Chambers stands out for its ‘strength in depth in pensions professional indemnity work‘, frequently advising on claims against solicitors, barristers, actuaries, financial services professionals and insolvency practitioners in relation to occupational pension schemes. The set also handles claims involving financial services, wills and estates, businesses in administration and the conduct of litigation. In a recent highlight, members of chambers including Nicolas Stallworthy QC, David E Grant and Nicholas Hill were on the legal teams of three of the four parties in Briggs v Aon & others (Re Gleeds), a professional negligence case arising out of earlier proceedings relating to a pension scheme.

London Bar > Pensions

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

David GrantOuter Temple ChambersTechnically very strong, but also able to present complex advice in a way which can be understood by the lay client.