Partner - Dispute Resolution
I lead the firm's dispute resolution (business & personal), civil litigation and commercial mediation practice. I am well known for handling judicial review cases and challenging the decisions of public bodies.
The litigation I handle is complex in nature and is undertaken for companies of all sizes, owner managed businesses, educational institutions and private individuals. Many of my cases involve international issues.
I am a mediator with a success rate of over 90% in settling disputes. I am a Member of the Executive of the Commercial Litigation Association, the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, the International Bar Association and the Institute of Directors.
I am a trustee of a number of charities.
I enjoy sport, especially tennis and football, and history.
Clients say: "He has an extraordinary work ethic. He is very good at relationship building and has a good nose for opportunity."
Chamber UK, 2020
David Foster is an experienced litigator who acts for both corporate and private clients. He is capable of handling cross-border mandates, and is lauded by market sources who describe him as a "very approachable, very friendly lawyer who provides excellent advice and is very thorough."
Chamber UK, 2018
David Foster is a respected dispute resolution practitioner and mediator who specialises in professional negligence and judicial review. "He's commercially astute - he handles the client well while also thinking of the commercial context", notes one impressed interviewee.
Legal 500, 2017
David Foster has excellent commercial judgement and knows intuitively when a case is a winner or a loser.
Legal 500, 2017