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David Lascelles

David Lascelles

Call: 2003


"A brilliant barrister and rising star"

(Legal 500 2019)

“Handles complex issues with effortless ease”

(Chambers & Partners 2019)

David Lascelles

"A brilliant barrister and rising star"

(Legal 500 2019)

“Handles complex issues with effortless ease”

(Chambers & Partners 2019)


David Lascelles is a highly-regarded commercial litigator.  He brings a wealth of experience to resolving disputes successfully.

David specialises in litigation arising from high-value commercial contracts, the sale of shares and businesses, shareholder and LLP membership, commercial fraud, and director and senior employee relations. His cases are often multi-party and multi-jurisdictional.

David heads Littleton’s company law group. He is also Littleton’s Commercial Bar Association representative.

Examples of cases in which he has been instructed are set out under the specialism headings.

David has been recognised for many years by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 independent guides to the legal professions as one of the country’s leading barristers in both commercial and company law litigation.  He is 1 of only 9 junior barristers to be recommended in both fields in the 2021 edition of both independent guides. David is further recommended in Chambers Global as one of the foremost practitioners in the UK Commercial Dispute Resolution market.

David was also featured in Legal Week’s junior “Stars at the Bar” feature for his exceptional skill in litigating commercial and corporate disputes.

Market feedback from the guides in recent years includes:

“Very clever, very clear in his advice and willing to go the extra mile. He’s superb” (Chambers & Partners)

“Excellent to work with, David always provides clear and commercial advice” (Chambers & Partners)

“Impressive in court, extremely bright and very user friendly” (Chambers & Partners)

“A great communicator, David is very good with clients and very down to earth” (Chambers & Partners )

“Exceptionally analytical with a great eye for detail, his memory is astonishing” (Legal 500)

“Definitely someone you want on your team” (Chambers & Partners)

“Very legally astute and persuasive and has a great manner with clients” (Chambers & Partners Global 2021)

“David is incredibly bright and good at what he does. He’s very responsive and client-friendly” (Chambers & Partners UK 2021)

“Masters complex issues swiftly and has a great ability to explain them simply to clients” (Legal 500 2021)

“A great team player” (Legal 500 2021)

Commercial Contract Disputes

Share and Business Sale Disputes

Shareholder and LLP Disputes

Director and Senior Employee Disputes

Commercial Fraud


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