St Ives Chambers

David Nuttall

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Practice Areas

Business and Property, Social Housing


David is a specialist property practitioner. He has considerable experience in all facets of commercial and residential property law.

David is known for his technical expertise in complex landlord and tenant matters. He is frequently instructed to advise and argue over, for example, the proper application of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954, the interpretation of covenants and forfeiture.

He also has a particular interest in disputes involving easements, adverse possession and boundaries. David frequently finds himself in multi-day trials in the High Court and tribunals in such matters.

David brings his property expertise into the social housing arena. He is highly regarded in this field in the Midlands and beyond. David has vast experience representing both social landlords and tenants in cases involving the Equality Act 2010, vulnerable tenants, serious anti-social behaviour and disrepair.

David likes to get involved from an early stage, with a view to achieving the client’s objectives as soon as possible. He will often find unusual or creative legal arguments which can be pushed hard to bring matters to a swift conclusion.