David Lewis-Hall

David Lewis-Hall

David has rapidly developed a successful practice across broad areas of Chambers civil and criminal work. He has extensive advocacy experience, appearing in Court on an almost daily basis since joining Chambers. David also has a strong paperwork practice and is happy to assist in an advisory capacity or with drafting court documents in a practical, cost sensitive manner. He has excellent client care skills, with his friendly and no-nonsense approach has been commended by clients. 

 

General Civil Work including Contract, Property, Commercial, Personal Injury

David is happy to accept instructions across the full range of civil work. His practice has ranged from dealing with high value professional negligence and property claims to assisting in a cost effective manner with low value personal injury claims. He has wide ranging advocacy experience, both in terms of interim hearings and trials. He is particularly experienced at finding cost effective ways of bringing cases to an end.

David always maintains a clear focus on the client’s objectives and takes a solution focussed approach to litigation. In this regard, he has successfully represented both Claimants and Defendants at mediation.

David has a particular interest in property work and has a detailed understanding of possession claims against both tenants and mortgagors.

 

Motoring Offences

David has a detailed knowledge of the common, and some of the less common, driving and vehicle offences that come before the Courts. He is particularly experienced in dealing with drink drive offences, including failing to provide specimens, driving whilst unfit and excess alcohol charges. David has dealt with a large volume of cases involving charges of failing to provide information – ” s172 offences” – and has a good technical understanding of the defences available. David has appeared in a wide range of appeals in the Crown Court in relation to driving offences. He also has experience of DVLA appeals in relation to road tax liability. David prides himself on providing realistic advice as to prospects of success in relation to defending driving offences and practical solutions to minimizing penalties. He has successfully represented Defendants in relation to a variety of ‘special reasons’ arguments and exceptional hardship arguments to avoid penalty points/disqualification.

 

Areas of Law

Divorce and Finance

Crime

Property

Contracts and Debt Recovery

Licensing

Motoring Offences