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David Scorey

Called 1997

Essex Court Chambers
24 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3EG
Tel +44 (0)20 7813 8000
DX 320 Chancery Lane

David Scorey

David Scorey has a wide-ranging practice in international and domestic commercial law, litigating in both domestic courts and tribunals in addition to international arbitrations. He has acted in a wide variety of commercial disputes including insurance and reinsurance (particularly in respect of high level excess liability insurance on the Bermuda form), Lloyd’s litigation, shipping and the carriage of goods, banking and civil fraud. He also has considerable experience in VAT, Insurance Premium Tax and other duties instructed by solicitors, accountants and other professionals under the direct access rules.

His practice includes both advisory work and litigation and he has appeared in cases in the Commercial Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Chancery Division, Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. In addition, he has appeared before the VAT Tribunal and both domestic and international arbitral tribunals. His litigation experience extends beyond domestic cases and he is accustomed to working with foreign lawyers and particularly US attorneys, both instructed directly and also in conjunction with English solicitors.

Areas of expertise

  • Administrative & public law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking, securities, derivatives
  • Commercial fraud & asset recovery
  • Conflict of laws
  • Employment law
  • European law
  • Insurance & reinsurance
  • International commercial arbitration
  • International trade & transport
  • Shipping
  • VAT, IPT, Duties & Excise

"Quick, concise and commercial in his advice."
Commercial Dispute Resolution
"He is very user-friendly and responsive. He is good at handling clients and is a good team player."
International Arbitration
"His knowledge of high-level casualty and Bermuda Form work is so deep, and his written work is first-class."
"He is outstanding as he examines the evidence in great detail. His litigation skills are very good, and he has a very good understanding of VAT and European law."
Tax: Indirect Tax
“An exceptionally bright and articulate junior, who is unflappable”
Commercial litigation
“Very smart and knows the law very well; his drafting is particularly crisp and clear.”
Banking & finance
“Always courteous and professional, and his judgement and analysis are impeccable”
International Arbitration: Counsel
“Ferociously intelligent”
“Thoughtful and creative, and very good with clients”
Tax: corporate and VAT

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