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Allen, David QC

David Allen QC is described in the legal directories by his professional clients as a heavyweight commercial silk who is regularly sought out for his formidable advocacy and his quick, clear and thoughtful advice.  

David Allen

Commentators say he is “widely respected for his capabilities in all manner of commercial disputes” and is considered to be “outstanding in every respect”.

Allen has a very broad practice in commercial law. Most of his clients are foreign corporations but he has acted for a significant number of well-known domestic corporations. His expertise includes agency, civil fraud, construction disputes (including all aspects of engineering and design), product liability, ship and oil rig and other marine disputes, commodities disputes, contractual disputes between corporations; energy disputes, insurance disputes, professional liability, sale of goods, sporting disputes and claims in tort. Allen is used to dealing with cases that are subject in whole or in part to foreign proper law and has given evidence in foreign courts as to the meaning of English law.

He is renowned for his expertise when dealing with cases that have a high technical component in which his scientific qualifications and significant experience shine.

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