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David Cunnington

Call: 2005

"My overall impression of the set as a whole is that they are modern in their outlook. They are very approachable and easy to use. They are good at selecting barristers with the right level of experience for a case."

Chambers & Partners

"An excellent set for general personal injury claims," Old Square Chambers stands out for the fact that "a number of its members have outstanding expertise in employer’s liability cases."

Chambers & Partners

Overview

David Cunnington’s practice falls largely within four main areas of specialisation: employment; insurable negligence; disputes about products and environmental law.

His employment practice has a focus on:

  • Injunction proceedings – enforcing compliance with contracts of employment; restrictive covenants, breach of confidence and employee competition;
  • Disputes concerning members of LLPs, partnerships and directors of organisations;
  • TUPE – disputed transfers and the effects of transfers on pay and pension rights;
  • Sport – disputes concerning dismissal and pay within various sports industries;
  • Whistleblowing and confidentiality;
  • All forms of dismissal and discrimination litigation.

He has particular experience acting for clients in sports industries; brokerages; financial services; universities and law firms.

David litigates and advises on a wide range of insurance-related matters.  His practice extends across areas of insurable loss from property damage and subrogated claims to professional indemnity disputes.

Insurance issues frequently form part of David’s practice on product liability and consumer disputes.  He advises a number of multinational companies on their consumer policies and product-related litigation.

David is an environmental law specialist, with experience ranging from planning disputes through toxic torts and environmental damage to nuisance and property damage claims.  He has appeared in public inquiries, JR proceedings and High Court trials in each of these areas.

Education

  • Lincoln’s Inn – Hardwicke, Bowen, Denning, Levett scholarships
  • St. John’s College, Oxford – (double first*) MA; D. Phil

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Product Liability & Property Damage

SHE & Criminal Regulatory

Professional Negligence

Personal Injury

Costs

HR Professional Support


Recent and current work

Notable cases

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Key contacts

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 wmeade@oldsquare.co.uk

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk

Jenny O’Grady (currently on maternity leave)

Senior Clerking Assistant
Jenny O’Grady (currently on maternity leave) 020 7269 0304 ogrady@oldsquare.co.uk
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

or

Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532