David Golten


T: +44 (0)20 7406 1633


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 liability 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.

Recent Experience

  • 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 £15m 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.
  • Advising on overpayment of pension to beneficiaries and their spouses and dependents.

Career History

David obtained a degree in Law from the University of Wolverhampton. He 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.

"David Golten ‘a very able all-round litigator’."

— Legal 500, 2017


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