David Mohyuddin QC

Call 1999 Silk 2016

David was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016. He has conducted commercial chancery litigation with an emphasis on insolvency, fraud and company matters since he started in practice.

His practice presently covers all types of insolvency work; company and shareholder disputes; banking and asset recovery; commercial fraud; professional liability and sports law. He is just as comfortable in a multi-day trial as he is making applications for urgent injunctive relief or interim remedies.

Having been a member of the Attorney-General’s Panel of Junior Counsel until his appointment to Silk, David has vast experience of public interest winding up and directors disqualification cases.

  • What the directories say
    • He is superb on his feet, very bright and highly recommended for commercial matters. Chambers & Partners UK 2015
    • Really user-friendly. He rolls up his sleeves, gets involved and is prepared to put his neck on the line and back his judgement, which he always comes through on.Chambers & Partners UK 2016
    • He is decisive and thorough, he displays intricate legal knowledge and he crafts the perfect legal strategy for the client.Chambers & Partners UK 2016
    • He has the gift of being able to condense an argument where others would be overly verbose. His skeleton arguments are always spot-on and to the point and he has a very persuasive advocacy style.Chambers & Partners UK 2016
  • Cases of interest
    • Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v PLT Anti-Marketing Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 76; [2015] Bus. L.R. 959; [2015] E.C.C. 12; [2015] C.T.L.C. 8 – appeared for the Secretary of State
    • Utilise TDS Ltd v Davies [2014] EWCA Civ 906; [2014] 1 W.L.R. 3926; [2015] 1 All E.R. 880; [2014] C.P. Rep. 40; [2014] B.L.R. 547; 154 Con. L.R. 1; [2014] 4 Costs L.R. 752; [2014] C.I.L.L. 3568; (2014) 164(7614) N.L.J. 17 (part of the Denton v TH White Ltd appeals) – leading (as a junior) for the respondent to one of the appeals
    • Taylor v Lee (2014) – obtained order striking out allegation of (in effect) professional negligence against an insolvency practitioner
    • Montpellier Estates Ltd v Leeds City Council [2012] EWHC 1343 (QB); [2012] EWHC 166 (QB) – successfully defending huge deceit claim (valued at in excess of £35 million; trial lasted 35 days) brought in the context of the procurement exercise for the Leeds Arena
    • The Sonae Group Ltd (2013) – obtained order setting aside freezing injunction obtained without notice against insured defendant to group (about 15,000) personal injury claims
    • Certain Exhibitions Ltd [2013] EWHC 4165 (Ch); [2014] 2 All ER 1019; [2014] Bus LR 597; [2014] BCC 143; [2014] BPIR 416; [2014] RA 123 – treatment of business rates in CVA and whether accrued due for whole year or instalment-by-instalment
    • Willett v Economy Power [2012] EWCA Civ 1164; [2012] BPIR 1298
    • Williams v Mohammed [2011] EWHC 3293 (Ch); [2011] BPIR 1787; [2012] BPIR 238 – obtained order for production of solicitor’s file note of advice given to bankrupt; legal professional privilege overridden by fraud; warrant for seizure of documents obtained
    • Booth v Mond [2010] EWHC 1576 (Ch) – whether arrears of payments due under income payments agreement fell within subsequent bankruptcy
  • Qualifications & appointments

    Junior Counsel to the Crown (2007-2016)


    Lead Advocacy Tutor (Lincoln’s Inn)

  • Professional memberships
    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Northern Chancery Bar Association (Secretary)
    • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
    • Northern Circuit
    • Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
    • Association of Business Recovery Professionals (Fellow)
  • Education

    Bolton School

    University of Birmingham

  • Languages

    French (basic)

  • Past seminars & events

    Seminar papers and talks are given regularly on cases of interest, issues raised by clients and developments in substantive law and procedure

  • Personal interests

    Being outdoors, most sports, politics, taking photographs, eating and drinking


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