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David Murray

David Murray

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

Location: Reading, Henley-on-Thames & Wokingham
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 advises clients from our Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham offices, as well as remotely.

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

  • Company or partnership disputes, including director and shareholder disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Employment disputes – particularly post termination restrictive covenants
  • Judicial Review
  • 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, The Law Society
Member, R3
Member, Turnaround Management Association

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 remains calm at all times, thereby giving confidence to his clients.”

The Legal 500

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

Chambers UK

“A specialist in contentious insolvency matters.”

The Legal 500

“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.”

Chambers UK

“Thanks to the team at Blandy, Karen Jones, David Murray and Paul Wilkinson, for their recent work on our high-profile case. Expertise, great communication and simply a complete inside and out understanding of our entire case. We could not have achieved what we did with any other team in our opinion.”

Client

“Blandy & Blandy trooped together with our rather shell-shocked family through a long and protracted litigation battle that ended up in the High Court. Due entirely to their collective expertise, impeccable knowledge and strategic thinking, together with an excellent choice of Barrister, we secured an outcome that we were exceedingly pleased with, and one that also generally well covered in the media. There is no doubt in our mind that this could not have been achieved with any other team in place. We are, and will remain, extremely grateful.”

Client

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

Client

“David Murray’s abilities are above compared to other firms I have dealt with.”

Client

“I have worked with David Murray recently on an appeal. He was excellent from start to finish, easily and quickly getting up to speed on the relevant and pertinent points whilst being able to respond proactively and reasonably.’”

Client

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

Client

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

Client

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

Client

“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.”

Client

“Technically very good and good commercial advice.”

Client

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

Client

“Fast-paced, knowledgeable and determined.”

Client

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

Client

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