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General commercial litigation (SPI North Ltd v Swiss Post International (UK) Ltd  1 WLR 2865; Coll v Floreat Merchant Banking Ltd (2014) 158 (24) SJLB 53; Overy v Paypal  Bus LR D1; Network Rail v Conarken Group  All ER (Comm) 692); commercial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive trusts (Secretary of State for Health v Servier Laboratories Ltd  3 WLR 938,  1 WLR 4383; Secretary of State for Health v Norton Healthcare Ltd  Eu LR 12); corporate and personal insolvency (In re WR Refrigeration Ltd  EWHC 3608 (Ch); Stone v Vallance  BPIR 236; Sisu v Tucker  BCC 463,  1 All ER 167); professional negligence (Cave v Robinson Jarvis & Rolf  1 AC 384; Gribbon v Lutton  QB 902).
Called 1994, Inner Temple. Publications of note: contributor to ‘Minority Shareholders: Law Practice and Procedure’ (OUP) 6th ed 2018; ‘The Practice and Procedure of the Companies Court’ (LLP) 1st ed 1997.
Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.
Worcester College, Oxford (1992 BA; 1993 BCL).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4
Serle Court fields a strong team in both the junior and senior barrister level in many leading professional negligence cases. Members of the chambers are present in defending complex claims for professional service providers, financial advisers, solicitors and tax advisers. Philip Jones KC is active in this space, with one highlight case being Jomast v Muckle, a claim against solicitors for allegedly negligent advice and drafting of a commercial contract to provide accommodation for asylum seekers to the Home Office. David Blayney KC is a specialist in numerous cases involving surveyors accused of negligence property valuation. David Drake has extensive experience acting and advising in disputes in relation to solicitors, accountants and directors.
David Drake –Serle Court ‘Outstanding ability and one of the smartest people around. David is able to identify arguments and points of principle that mere mortals find impossible to do. A true pleasure to know and work with.’