Royal Bank of Scotland has paid out £200 million to a 9,000-strong legal action group, and disputes with other banks loomRead More
David Golten's Service Teams
- Pension Disputes
- Finance and Banking
- Professional Negligence
- Professional Regulation and Disciplinary
- IT Disputes
- Injunctions and Emergency Procedures
- Contract Disputes
- International Litigation
- Company, Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
- Regulatory and Judicial Review
- Commercial Litigation
David Golten has a diverse commercial litigation practice that sees him involved in a wide range of high-value actions for corporate, public and individual clients. Sources say: "He ekes out every last point for his clients. He listens but also contributes a lot to discussions and comes up with solutions."
Chambers UK, 2017
David Golten of Wedlake Bell LLP is known for his handling of shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and real estate litigation. Clients regard him to be a "knowledgeable, practical and professional" lawyer who is "completely invaluable."
Chambers, UK 2015
David Golten is "tenacious and articulate, an exemplary litigator."
David is a litigation specialist and acts for a wide range of UK and international corporations, public bodies, professional firms and high net worth individuals in a wide variety of commercial dispute forums, including those with an international element. His work includes medical device product liability work, produce liablity work in other spheres, public procurement disputes, professional negligence, construction disputes, technology development disputes, commercial contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, financial and banking litigation, professional regulation and disciplinary, fraud and judicial review. David has acted in several reported cases and has had cases in the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and the European Court of Justice.
David also acts for occupational pension scheme trustees and scheme administrators in matters concerning overpayments, member complaints and disputes concerning pension scheme documentation.
- Acting in a group action on behalf of up to 2,000 women who have been adversely affected by gynaecological mesh devices;
- Acted in a challenge to an award of a £1.2 billion government contract;
- Represented a Chinese property investor in respect of property fraud and professional negligence;
- Acted for the insurer in a reinsurance dispute concerning a crashed Indian aircraft;
- Represented a US defence conglomerate in a dispute concerning a design and build contract for an infra-red telescope for use in the Atacama Desert in Chile;
- Represented the supplier in litigation concerning incorporation of terms into a cross border commercial contract;
- Acted in relation to a construction adjudication relating to a £15 million development;
- Represented beneficiaries in a large family trust dispute;
- Represented a top 10 accountancy firm in a dispute with a retiring partner;
- Acted in a case in which abuse of without prejudice privilege was tried as a preliminary issue;
- Advising pension scheme trustees in relation to changes in pension scheme rules and the liabilities of other professional advisers; and
- Advising on overpayment of pension to beneficiaries and their spouses and dependents.
David trained at Hyde Mahon Bridges and qualified in 1994. He moved to Trowers & Hamlins in 1997 and was subsequently a partner and head of litigation at Cannings Connolly before joining Wedlake Bell as a partner in November 2012.
Articles & Comment
20 Jun, 2017 | David Golten
12 Jun, 2017 | David Golten
The High Court has ruled on a recent challenge by the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to a claim for legal professional privilege over materials provided…Read More
17 May, 2017 | David Golten
A ruling by London’s High Court granting fraud squad officers access to confidential documents drawn up by a firm under criminal investigation could jeopardize critical…Read More
06 Mar, 2017 | David Golten
Wedlake Bell head of commercial litigation David Golten unpacks the first major blow for the Government's Brexit Bill.Read More
02 Feb, 2017 | David Golten
Most people have never heard of Article 127 – the trigger to leaving the European Economic Area – but it is Article 50's bigger and uglier brother. And potential…Read More