Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors
David Murray

David Murray

Partner, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

Location: Reading
Qualified as a solicitor: 1994

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David Murray is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team, heading up the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Insolvency area.

David is a very experienced litigator, accustomed to providing practical and commercial advice to corporate bodies 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. 

Areas of Expertise

Commercial Litigation

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

 

 

Insolvency

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

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.”

Chambers UK

“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

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

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

“He is technically very good and gives you 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

“David Murray is 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

“It's very useful to be dealing with a firm where something can just get passed along the corridor and then back again rather than having to get a different lawyer in to deal with it.”

Client

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