David Willink > Lamb Chambers (Chambers of Richard Power) > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Lamb Chambers (Chambers of Richard Power)
Lamb Chambers
LAMB BUILDING, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7AS
England

Work Department

Position

Barrister:

David maintains a broad practice across chambers’ practice areas.  He is noted for a strongly collaborative approach to those who instruct him and a no-nonsense, practical approach to both strategic and tactical issues arising from litigation.
David has considerable experience in costs matters at all levels, including appeals, and has regularly appeared for both paying and receiving parties.

David accepts Direct Access instructions in appropriate cases.  Recent cases have included a High Court property dispute and a breach of contract action arising from the sale of a business.

Career

Year of Call 2004

David gained extensive experience in government, including responsibility for civil law reform in the areas of contract, trusts and privacy & freedom of expression.  He appeared before Select Committees in both Houses of Parliament, and represented the UK in Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg and Salzburg.  He was responsible for the defence of domestic libel law in Steel & Morris v United Kingdom [2005] ECHR 103 (‘McLibel’).  He also held responsibility for advice on appointments to Queen’s Counsel and senior judicial office, and was a trained judicial appointments selection interviewer.

Languages

English

Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Ecclesiastical Law Society

Education

  • MA (mathematics & law), Magdalene College, Cambridge; President, Cambridge Union
  • LLM (canon law), University of Wales College of Cardiff
  • City University & Inns of Court School of Law

Leisure

Music, food, alternative education.