David Forster

Year of Call: 2018

Inn: Inner Temple

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David specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence law, with a busy fast-track practice. He is frequently instructed by both claimants and defendants in a wide variety of fast-track matters, including:

  • Occupier’s liability
  • Employer’s liability
  • Highways Act claims
  • RTA claims including LVI and fundamental dishonesty

He has extensive experience on the small claims track, particularly in credit hire matters. He is also regularly instructed in CCMCs and interim hearings on multi-track claims.

David appeared for the defendant in X (a Minor) -v- MPL Home & Senza Group Ltd in which he successfully argued that a defective product claim fell within the ambit of the public liability protocol, and that the claimant’s costs ought to be limited to the fixed costs within that protocol. Read more here.

David also worked closely with his pupil supervisor Matthew White on the leading Highways authority case in Barlow v Wigan Council [2019] EWHC 1546 (QB).

David has delivered seminars and webinars on the following subjects:

Qualifications & awards:

  • University of Birmingham – Philosophy BA
  • University of West of England – LLB and BPTC (Outstanding)
  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple – Major Exhibition Award and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award

Additional information:

Having volunteered for 18-months at the Bristol Law Centre he is adept at dealing with clients and witnesses from all walks of life and is an experienced and natural advocate. His written advice is thorough and tactically focussed and he is happy to accept work on a CFA basis.