David Barkar

David Barkar

Business / Corporate Law Attorney, DAVID BARKAR & ASSOCIATES

Currently employed at DAVID BARKAR & ASSOCIATES


Previous: University Of Leeds



    Partner: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales ; Possessing a broad range of experience as a dispute resolution solicitor, with expertise in commercial litigation, David particular specializations are building disputes, contract, contentious probate. David has also been responsible for dealing with high value business acquisitions and sales, where his expertise of both litigation and contract has been invaluable. He also advises in connection with foreign actions and legal matters. David has been involved in many trials to include the following cases: David v Barclays Bank [1998] 2 All ER 484 – High Court Chancery – Banking Law – breach of a bank’s duty of confidentiality Glanville v Glanville [2002] EWHC 1271 (Ch), [2002] All ER (D) 249 – Chancery –contentious probate – undue influence – second wife accused of influencing husband to transfer property into his name prior to his death Deen v Grant [2002] All ER (d) 527 – High Court Chancery – contract – property purchase – court held that a seller could not forfeit a deposit and restrict a purchaser’s right to raise a requisition Leyton Football Club v The Football Association and others [2002] – High Court Chancery – sports law – history name and trophies of a football club were restored; membership to the Football Association restored Sophocleous v Enfield Town Football Club [2003] – High Court – Defamation – lone director of football club successfully sues group of club executives for defamation of character Clark Smith Partnership v Leyton Football Club [2006] All ER (d) TCC – Court of Technology and Construction – building contract – court held that notification of additional works was not a condition precedent to payment under the ACE Conditions of Contract R (A Firm ) v S [2007] High Court – Defamation – Damages secured for firm of solicitors against estate agents; allegation by agents that solicitors had “lied” – alleged not answering calls etc. Agents’ motives related to paid referral arrangements with other solicitors Shariff v Butt – 2008/0777/0774 – HM Land Registry Adjudicator – contested probate -Declaration of Applicant’s beneficial interest in properties held by daughter; Deed of Gift procured by undue influence and misrepresentation. Versani v Relfo Limited in Liquidation – [2008/09] HC09C00186 – High Court Chancery – international ; multi-jurisdiction issues (Singapore) ; freezing orders and injunctions. Innovator – Class action (UK) – failed movie tax investment scheme. David used to regularly skydive and race motorcycles. After crashing at 141 mph at Brands Hatch the Law Society in their Gazette gave him the distinction of being the fastest Solicitor in the UK and the slightly more dubious distinction of also being the fastest Solicitor to have crashed – and lived to tell the tale.


Business / Corporate Law Attorney


From 2000 to Present


  • 1992 – 1995 Associate Amhurst Brown Colombotti
  • 1992 Trainee Healys
  • 1995 – 1997 Partner Amhurst Brown Colombotti (City
  • 2006 – 2010 Partner and founder Richard West Freem
  • 2010 – 2012 Partner, Healys (City)
  • 2012 – 2013 David Law (David Wells City)