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David Reade QC

David Reade QC

Silk: 2006 | Call: 1983

Queen's Counsel

David Reade QC


David is recognised as one of the Country’s leading silks in commercial litigation and employment law. He has appeared in many leading authorities.

His approach to work is reflected by the quotations which appear from his clients in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. Legal 500 2019 describe David as “superb in court with a magnificent presence, engaging advocacy and great on paperwork”“a very creative lateral thinker; extremely accessible and down to earth” and “fearless, clear, polished and empathetic”. Chambers & Partners 2013 describe David as a “delightful guy who is very sharp-witted and highly approachable“, “imaginative in his thinking” and his “courtroom performances are extremely smooth and authoritative” impressed sources say.

In the last two years the directories have quoted clients as saying of David that he was “clear, practical and extremely effective“. A “robust and fearless presence”, “able to deal with really knotty issues”, “vivacious, bold and brilliant“, “pleasingly straightforward” and “helpful in getting you out of a tight spot”.

He brings to his work experience across a broad spectrum of legal practice which has refined as his career has developed into his present fields of specialism. In dealing with clients he prides himself on being approachable and providing a service geared to the needs of the client for, as one of his clients said, “he is not a ‘one size fits all’ type of practitioner; he tailors his approach to each client and case with great meticulousness.

He is also an ADR qualified mediator.

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law


Pensions Law

Industrial Action & Trade Union Recognition

Sports Law

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