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David Shakesby

Director | Bristol

"David's strength is in grasping and advising on complex litigation matters with a focus on achieving results which are commercially optimal."
Chambers & Partners, 2023

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About David

David is a property litigator who specialises in advice and disputes relating to energy networks and renewables, development land and complex real property issues.

David regularly advises utilities, landowners and developers on issues relating to energy networks, land rights and issues relating to the exercise of statutory powers, compulsory purchase and the way in which these rights impact on access, other rights and the development of land.

David also regularly advises developers and landowners on issues relating to the development of land, both for commercial and residential development, from the land acquisition stage through to post development. David specialises in complex contractual disputes, particularly relating to conditional contracts, options and overage agreements. David also advises on a full range of real property disputes and issues relating to easements, restrictive covenants, registered and unregistered title, highways and other public rights of way, public and other access rights (including common land and town and village greens), agricultural tenancies, and rights of light and other neighbourly matters.

As well as acting at all levels of the Court and Tribunal systems, David also regularly advises clients involved in arbitration and other forms of ADR and in relation to mediation.


  • Barrister (non practicing)
  • Property Litigation Association
  • Agricultural Law Association.

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