David Griffiths Regulatory

Call: 2001


David undertakes a wide range of commercial work. Before coming to the Bar in 2001 he initially worked in industry and commerce after which he progressed to work in the field of international arbitration and mediation.

David has a broad practice at the Bar and accepts instructions on commercial disputes, personal injury and landlord and tenant matters. He is also a member of the Attorney General’s Civil Panel and as a consequence he is regularly instructed by Government Departments.¬†As well as a litigation practice he also has a thriving commercial arbitral and mediation practice.

He is regularly instructed to deal with contractual, property and landlord and tenant disputes and his services, given his background, are particularly sought by those involved in commercial disputes within the construction and engineering sectors. He also regularly represents financial institutions when they are trying to make recovery following mortgage default.

He also has significant experience of representing the HMRC both in the specialised tribunal of the Tax Chamber and in the Civil Court on indirect taxation matters and on complex Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) civil fraud cases.

David prides himself on being highly approachable and in offering well balanced and realistic advice in a clear and straightforward manner. He is always mindful of the stresses and pressures which are experienced by those dealing with disputes and strives to give every assistance to his Instructing Solicitors and their clients.


  • Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Member of Arbitration and Mediation Panels)
  • Association of Midland Mediators
  • Bar Council Panel of Mediators.
  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Inquests & Coronial

David has developed considerable experience in representing all categories of interested persons at inquests which range from the family of the deceased to organisations who may have an interest in the outcome of the Inquest. As a member of the Attorney General's Civil Panel he has represented a number of Government Departments and he has also represented the Police. David is also regularly instructed to represent insurers. As a consequence of his practice David is often involved with Inquests where Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights is engaged.

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VAT & Excise

David, as a member of the Attorney General's Civil Panel, regularly acts for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

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