Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.
Social Housing - Midlands (Bar)
David Nuttall is a strong property law barrister whose mixed practice sees him representing landlords and tenants in a wide array of housing matters including anti-social behaviour cases, disrepair claims and homelessness appeals.
Strengths: "David is admired for his intellectual capability and his ability to deal with a wide range of issues. He is always calm and dedicated to achieving outcomes for clients."
Recent work: Represented Birmingham City Council in a disrepair claim in which it was found that the tenant had frustrated access for the council to carry out repairs.
Real Estate Litigation - Midlands (Bar)
David Nuttall handles a range of property-related litigation, including boundary disputes and dilapidations cases. He acts for private individuals as well as commercial landlords and tenants. His recent experience includes dealing with possession claims and litigation regarding the interpretation of commercial leases.
Strengths: "David is a safe pair of hands and a pleasure to work with. He always delivers high-quality advice."
Recent work: Represented the defendant in a challenge to an application for a lease extension. The defendant’s position was that, on a proper reading of the legislation, the claimant was out of time to make the application.
This content is provided by David Nuttall
Business and Property, Social Housing
David is a specialist property practitioner. He has considerable experience in all facets of commercial and residential property law.
He has a particular interest in disputes involving easements, boundaries and adverse possession. He is frequently instructed on lengthy boundary dispute trials and Land Registry adjudications.
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, forfeiture and dilapidations. David now has substantial experience advising on the impact of COVID in relation to commercial leases.
Alongside traditional landlord and tenant, David also works on leasehold disputes, including service charge matters, enfranchisement and lease extensions. Recently, David has been advising on high value service charge disputes relating to replacement of cladding.
In the field of social housing, David’s work involves complex trial advocacy as well as advising on policy and matters of public law. His grounding in property work allows him to deploy subtle and novel legal points to his cases.
David has a keen academic interest in property law, and his articles on the subject have been published in various journals.
St Catherine’s College, Oxford: 2009 (BA); Nottingham Law School: 2010 (BVC)
Called to the Bar: 2010