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David Murray

David Murray

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1994

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David Murray is a partner and head of our Dispute Resolution team, specialising in Commercial Litigation and Insolvency.

He is a very experienced litigator, accustomed to providing practical and commercial advice to organisations and individuals on disputes of all sizes and complexity. He also advises clients on risk identification, avoidance and management. In addition, David is a qualified mediator via the ADR Group, skilled in appearing as an advocate at innumerable mediations.

Throughout his career, David has been actively involved in advising insolvency practitioners, funders, companies and directors on insolvency, turnaround and business reconstruction matters. He provides proactive advice on the wide range of issues that arise in insolvency and turnaround, including contract, property, and employment rights. David has a particular expertise in contentious insolvency matters.

David joined the firm from what is now Blake Morgan in 2014. He is recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, and has appeared on BBC radio as a legal expert. 

How I Can Help You

Commercial Litigation

  • Banking litigation/guarantees/asset based lending
  • Company or partnership disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Employment disputes – particularly post termination restrictive covenants
  • Mediation
  • Risk identification, avoidance and management
  • Warranty and indemnity disputes

Insolvency

  • Advice on property, contractual and employment issues as affected by the Insolvency regime
  • Antecedent transactions
  • Appointment documentation
  • Compliance advice
  • Directors’ disqualification
  • Insolvency proceedings/debt recovery
  • Personal insolvency including bankruptcy/IVAs/matrimonial home and annulment
  • Pre-appointment and appointment advice
  • Sale agreements

Professional Memberships:
Member, Law Society
Member, R3
Member, Turnaround Management Association
Member, The Law Society

Education:
College of Law (London), CPE and LPC
University of East Anglia, BA (Hons) European History and German Language

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers UK
Recommended, The Legal 500

What Our Clients Say

“David Murray has extensive litigation experience, including significant expertise in insolvency cases.”

“David Murray is an experienced litigator and heads the practice in Reading where the team acts for a range of clients.”

“David Murray provides an excellent service. He has an extensive practice advising clients on a host of commercial disputes, with significant experience in contentious insolvency proceedings.”

“David Murray was exceptional. Responsive, with clear and sensible advice which he was able to action immediately.”

“Excellent throughout - very responsive, attentive and committed to providing clear and commercial advice.”

“David Murray is very clear in his advice. Practical and forthright when required.”

“Just a note to say how grateful I am for your time, help and support. I honestly can’t thank you enough. ”

“Let me express our gratitude to you for dealing with the issue in such a creative and expeditious manner. I believe that none of us could see a simple, relevant and cost effective way forward but you have identified just that.”

“Technically very good and good commercial advice.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking on my case and getting me a great result.”

“Fast-paced, knowledgeable and determined.”

“Thank you so much for nursing us through the past 10-11 months. I won't forget your huge input, you have been wonderful”

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