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About David

With a wealth of experience delivering expert advice in insurance litigation, technical policy indemnity and coverage issues, David has built a solid reputation within the industry and is recognised by the legal directories as a leader in his field.

David is the head of our Insurance Law Division. Acting for insurers, Lloyd’s syndicates and national and international corporations, David draws on his considerable knowledge of catastrophic injury claims, critically analysing all angles of the case to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

David regularly deals with complex cases involving chronic conditions, serious brain injury and spinal injuries, paraplegia, tetraplegia and amputation, to which he brings the pragmatic and diligent approach he is renowned for.

David is appraised in Legal 500 as a leader in his field, and for his expertise in handling large loss claims, complex employers’ liability claims, high-value product liability claims and for advising upon policy indemnity and interpretation issues.

What David's clients say

David Thompson provides a prompt service and delivers excellent results. His work is detailed and thorough - an invaluable resource.

Legal 500, 2020

David Thompson is praised for having “a strong reputation” across the board and for providing “a very high level of service to clients.

Legal 500, 2019

Head of the firm's insurance team David Thompson has substantial experience in defending insurers against personal injury claims, including multi-party claims. He regularly advises on catastrophic injury arising out of RTAs as well as employers' liability claims. Clients say: "He has been excellent. He is always approachable and keen to help when needed."

Chambers and Partners, 2019 | Band 4 UK Wide