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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

 
"He is very impressive, as he's client-oriented, sensible and efficient."
Arbitration
"Fiercely bright and always available. A formidable junior with an immense presence both in court and when dealing with clients."

"Hard-working, thoughtful and intelligent." 
Commercial dispute resolution
"Very good and very experienced in EU law and VAT matters."
Indirect tax & duties
"David is one of the best juniors I have ever worked with. He has great authority on paper and is a deft advocate on his feet."

"He is ferociously intelligent, yet can explain things clearly. He is also very approachable and is excellent with clients." 
Insurance & reinsurance
‘Very sensible and measured, and brings his mighty intellect to bear on any problems’
Banking & financial services
Leading Junior
Commercial litigation
The ‘ferociously intelligent’ David Scorey is in constant demand
Insurance & reinsurance
The ‘ferociously intelligent’ David Scorey stands out for insurance-related arbitrations
International arbitration
‘A leading junior’ and ‘go-to barrister’
VAT

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