David Thomson

Call: 1994
Senior (10+ yrs call)

"He thinks ten moves ahead and is brilliant to deal with."
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Injury work is David’s speciality – he has the advantage of having practiced medicine as a junior surgeon and also having been a GP for a number of years before being called to the Bar. Acting for both claimants and defendants he is known for specialist high quantum and causation advice, particularly covering neurological damage.

In 2008 David was appointed an FA Commissioner on the FA Regulatory Authority.
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 2022

Clinical Negligence - Leading Juniors - Tier 4 - ‘He is unafraid of taking on difficult cases and draws on his medical background when engaging with experts. ’

Adopts a very forensic approach to the medical side of things.

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Association of Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers

  • Institute of Chartered Arbitrators

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association


  • Hymers College, Hull

  • Sheffield University Medial School (MB ChB)

  • London University (QMW LLB Hons)

  • Cambridge (Peterhouse LLM)

  • Inns of Court School of Law/BPTC (1994)

  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1996 FCIArb)


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