David Thomson

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Year Of Call: 1994

David specialises in all aspects of injury work and also has an increasingly busy regulatory practice. He has the advantage of having practised in medicine as a junior surgeon and a GP for a number of years and a decade of full time practice at the Bar. He acts for claimants and defendants. He is well known for specialist high quantum and causation advice, particularly in the area of neurological injury.

David is recommended as a leading junior at the Clinical Negligence and Professional Discipline bars in the legal directories.  Client commentary in Chambers & Partners 2018 UK Bar Guide and the The Legal 500 2017 directories includes:-

"He is excellent on his feet and has a determined court manner."

"David has a medical background, so is great on all medical issues. He cuts through a lot of the detail of the case and gets to the point."

"Measured and sensible."

David was appointed an FA Commissioner on the FA Regulatory Authority in 2008.



Latest Cases Read more

Wootton v Sandhu

[2008] EWCA Civ 1361

Pharmaceutical negligence case involving detailed consideration of...

Willson v Ministry of Defence

LTL 9/5/2007

In an assessment of damages in a personal injury action the judge had failed...

Practice Areas


  • Institute of Chartered Arbitrators
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association