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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.

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.  

As the managing Partner, David leads the development of the firm, shaping the strategy that underpins everything Langleys works to achieve. He ensures the highest quality of service is delivered to our clients, that we are innovative and that Langleys continues to grow; in size, positive reputation and influence within the industry.

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

“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

“Highlighted for 'client care, strategy and team development', practice head David Thompson is experienced in handling catastrophic work, multi-party claims and claims involving complex liability disputes. ”

Legal 500, 2018

“According to sources, David Thompson often "deals with high-value complex injury claims and has achieved some excellent results." He is also noted for his "very robust and shrewd" approach to litigation, with a good sense "for which cases to fight and which cases to settle."”