David Eaton Turner > New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

New Square Chambers
New Square Chambers


Barrister specialising in company, corporate and personal insolvency, banking and commercial law and Chancery/commercial litigation. Cases include: Goldtrail Travel v Aydin [2015] 1 BCLC 89, [2016] 1 BCLC 635; Li Quan v Stuart Bray [2015] Fam Law 29; Husky Group Ltd [2014] EWHC 3003 (Ch); Yam Seng Pte Ltd v International Trade Corp [2013] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 526; Raithatha v Williamson [2012] 1 WLR 3559 personal insolvency; Pioneer Iron & Steel Group Ltd (BVI) [2011] corporate insolvency; Phoenix Contracts Ltd [2010] EWHC 2375 minority shareholders’ rights; ltsalat International Co Ltd v Allied TC Plc & Ors [2009] EWHC 1265 (Ch) company law, fiduciary duties; Dayman v Lawrence Graham [2008] EWCH 2125 and [2008) EWHC 2036 insolvency, professional negligence; GHE Realisations Ltd [2006] 1 WLR 287 insolvency, administration; Morris & Ors (Liquidators of BCCI) v Bank of India [2005] 2 BCLC 328, [2004] 2 BCLC 279 (Ch) banking, insolvency, fraudulent trading; Mumbray v Lapper [2005] BCC 990 company, derivative actions; Royal Bank of Scotland pie v Sandra Fielding, Times Law Report 16 May 2003 and [2004] EWCA Civ 64 (LTL 11 February 2004) Times Law Report 26 February 2004, CA banking; Gerson Leasing Limited v Loach (2002) CA L TL 10 July 2002 contract, construction of commercial leasing agreement; Gerson Leasing Limited v RFR Limited and others (2002) sale of goods, agency, liability of directors for fraudulent misrepresentation; Royal Bank of Scotland pie v Michael Fielding (2001) bankruptcy; Local Sunday Newspapers Ltd v Johnson Press pie [2001] PD 24062; LTL 10 October 2001 injunctions, passing off; Smith v UIC Insurance Limited [2001] BCC 11 LTL 20 January 2000 provisional liquidators, security for costs; Commissioners of Inland Revenue v Duce [1999] BPIR 189 insolvency, individual voluntary arrangements; Re Eileen Davies (a bankrupt) [1997] BPIR 619; Re Quayside Leisure Limited (1997) L TL 25 November 1997 disqualification of directors; Re a Company (No 00709 of 1992) [1997] 2 BCLC 739 company law, minority shareholders’ rights; Re Lewis’s of Leicester [1995] 1 BCLC 428 insolvency, company, trusts.


Called 1984; Lincoln’s Inn; called to the Bar of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI); Recorder (Civil) 2010.




Westminster School; University of London (Queen Mary College) (1983 LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

David Eaton TurnerNew Square ChambersExcellent forensic skills, crisp drafting, speed of response and excellent client care – very user friendly and popular with clients.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

David Eaton TurnerNew Square ChambersExcellent forensic skills, crisp drafting, speed of response and excellent client care. Very user friendly and popular with clients. Great communicator.

New Square Chambers is ‘fast becoming the go-to set for insolvency work at the junior end‘, with barristers who have particular expertise in offshore insolvency but also regularly handle domestic corporate and personal insolvencies. Able to draw on his experience in shareholder disputes, Robin Hollington QC is noted for his UK-based and international insolvency litigation practice. He recently led Simon Adamyk in relation to to advising a high-value public listed company on the risk of winding up proceedings threatened by minority shareholders. Senior junior David Eaton Turner has an outstanding insolvency and restructuring practice. Jessica Powers is fast developing a strong commercial chancery practice, with a focus on insolvency, and is certainly a name to note at the junior Bar.

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

David Eaton TurnerNew Square ChambersVery good in assimilating a lot of background facts and providing a detailed written advice.