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David Thomson QC

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 7 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Company - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

David Thomson QC
David Thomson QC is held in high regard for his commercial litigation practice and he is regularly instructed by the Secretary of State to handle director disqualification claims. He complements his company practice with additional expertise in property and insolvency matters and offers further ability in professional negligence and tax-related cases. He has experience appearing before the Supreme Court and the Commercial Court, and is increasingly involved in international arbitration.
Strengths: "He is a very strong in this area and a very strong at trial." "He is the go-to barrister for corporate restructuring."
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Construction - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

David Thomson QC
David Thomson QC is a respected advocate with expertise in construction and engineering disputes, as part of a broader commercial practice. He represents both contractors and employers in substantial cases involving claims of defects and professional negligence.
Strengths: "He has a pragmatic and commercial approach."
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Restructuring/Insolvency - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

David Thomson QC
David Thomson QC practises exclusively in commercial litigation with a strong focus on restructuring and insolvency. He is very highly thought of for his technical knowledge and advocacy skills. He is also experienced in property disputes and professional negligence. 
Strengths: "Easy to work with and very personable."
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Professional Negligence - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

David Thomson QC
David Thomson QC handles a broad range of commercial litigation and is especially recommended for his handling of negligence claims pertaining to the legal profession.
Strengths: "He is easy to work with, well prepared and commercial." "He is a very robust character in court."
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Tax - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

David Thomson QC
David Thomson QC is a much-liked and respected advocate who primarily focuses on contentious taxation matters. He tends to represent HMRC.
Strengths: "An advocate of choice for the Revenue."
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Real Estate Litigation - Scotland (Bar)

Band 1

David Thomson QC
David Thomson QC is a go-to advocate who demonstrates notable strength in restructuring and insolvency-related property matters. His expansive practice also encompasses tax, insolvency, company and professional negligence law.
Strengths: "Easy to work with, extremely good with clients and excellent in court." "He's phenomenal - superb on his feet." "A very reliable and valuable advocate."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Scotland (Bar)

Band 2

David Thomson QC
David Thomson QC is an experienced advocate in particularly high demand for insolvency, real estate and company litigation. He comes recommended for especially difficult and complex commercial and contractual claims. He is also experienced in the handling of professional negligence and tax disputes.
Strengths: "A robust practitioner, always busy and well instructed." "An absolutely excellent QC, he is highly intelligent and gets to the crux of the issue immediately. He has the ear of the court."
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