David Peachey


Year of Call 2007



General Profile


David specialises in:

 

-       Real estate

-       Commercial and residential landlord and tenant

-       Trusts in property and other assets (contentious and non-contentious)

-       Insolvency

-       Company

 

David counts a number of high-profile and household names as his previous and current clients. He regularly represents and advises companies, high net worth individuals and insolvency practitioners.
 
David’s practice has an increasingly international element, whether it be in respect of conflict of laws, transnational contracts, disputes over assets located abroad, or disputes over UK assets owned by offshore companies. David has worked on cases involving clients, assets or contracts based in other EU countries, Africa, the USA and the Middle East.

Recent examples of David’s property work include being led on a £25m dispute with a local authority in respect of the provision of Central London affordable housing; successful opposition of a 1954 Act renewal of a lease alleged to be held on trust for the occupier; a contested investment via an agent in a multi-million pound redevelopment of a library; a disputed notice to complete in respect of a large evangelical church; and a claim relating to damage from a burst sewer.

David also deals with trusts, and recently advised on the distribution of high-value private family trust. He is regularly instructed by insolvency practitioners, contesting alleged trusts of the home in bankruptcy cases and in relation to TLATA and proprietary estoppel claims (in contentious probate claims and in cohabitation cases). He also successfully argued that a house, which had been transferred by a daughter to her mother, had been done so as a result of undue influence. This resulted in the return of the house to the daughter.

David undertakes work within chambers’ other areas of expertise including the full range of personal and company insolvency applications and procedures. He recently successfully represented the trustees in bankruptcy in an appeal relating to the relevance of exceptional circumstances in the sale of the bankrupt’s home.

 

David also works on contentious and non-contentious company matters, involving both public and privately held companies.

He publishes articles and delivers seminars in respect of the areas in which he practises. If you are a solicitor interested in David providing a seminar at your firm’s offices, please contact clerks@enterprisechambers.com.

 

Notable cases

Pickard & another v Constable [2017] EWHC 2475 (Ch)
Stokes v Oxfordshire County Council [2014] EWHC 2177 (Ch)

 

 

Career & Associations

Called to the Bar 2007, Middle Temple
Harmsworth Scholarship, Middle Temple
BSc (Hons) Psychology, Warwick University
Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Property Bar Association