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David is a Dispute Resolution Solicitor working in our Viaduct House office, his expertise includes Contentious Trusts and Probate, Property Litigation and Professional Negligence Claims. 

David is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and is currently undertaking the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitors (“ACTAPS”) associate membership course and is due to become an associate member of ACTAPS in September 2020.

Before joining Cartmell Shepherd in April 2018 David was previously a solicitor at Burnetts.

David studied Law LLB at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and completed his LPC at the College of Law in Chester.

Outside of work David is an active member of Keswick Hockey Club and is a season ticket holder at Murrayfield.

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Couple Win Compensation Dispute with ‘Individual’ Builders

February 4th 2019

By David Tew, Solicitor Two builders have been ordered to pay compensation to a married couple despite claiming they were not responsible as individuals for problems with work they carried out. The couple had entered into a contract with builders advertising as HavenBuild, which was a trading name and not…

Homeowner awarded £500,000 after architect fails to deliver 'wow factor'

April 1st 2019

By David Tew, Solicitor A City banker has successfully sued his architect after a home cinema designed to float above an indoor swimming pool failed to deliver a “wow factor”. Philip Freeborn was a successful banker and owned a luxurious home. He hired architect Daniel Marca to redesign his pool-house.…

Sub-contractor held liable for loss of rent due to faulty work

May 7th 2019

By David Tew Solicitor A sub-contractor has been held liable for all the compensation a contractor had to pay for damage caused by faulty work, including loss of rent. The High Court was told that the contractor, Ground Construction Ltd, had been employed by a landlord to build a property…

Surveyors must pay £50,000 for their negligence over knotweed

June 24th 2019

By David Tew Solicitor A man who is almost blind was awarded £50,000 after his North London property became overrun with Japanese knotweed. Paul Ryb, who represented Great Britain and won the International Blind Tennis tournament, lost his central vision after suffering from a macular disease. Before purchasing the £1.2m…