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David Milner

Senior Associate

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David Milner

David Milner

Senior Associate

People

David Milner

David Milner

Senior Associate

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David is regularly instructed by the Big Four accountancy firms in relation to investigations and enforcement action by the audit regulator, and understands well the reputational issues which can arise.  In 2017 David was a member of the Clyde & Co team that successfully defended Leigh Day in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Between 2017 and 2018, David was seconded to the Office of General Counsel at a Big Four accountancy firm where he worked on a range of business critical matters and gained important commercial experience as an in-house lawyer.  Consequently, he understands the realities of commercial business pressures and priorities. David's clients value his ownership mentality, responsiveness and commercial approach.

In addition to his High Court litigation work, where he has been involved in a number of matters named in The Lawyer's 'Top 20 Cases of the Year' lists, David has experience in forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation.

Experience
  • Successfully helped to defend Leigh Day in the longest ever hearing in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Advising a Big Four firm in relation to an investigation by the Financial Reporting Council
  • Advising an accountancy firm on an ICAEW investigation following the criminal conviction of its client's former Finance Director
  • Defending an institutional investor in a £200m+ claim in the Business and Property Courts
  • Defending an institution against a claim for breach of an investment agreement with two entrepreneurs
  • Various pre-action matters involving tax planning schemes
  • Litigation monitoring for a Big Four's captive insurer

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Expertise

David's background is in high value commercial disputes, focusing on the defence of civil claims against professional service firms, including cross-border issues. David increasingly specialises in the regulatory sphere and has been involved in high profile regulatory matters.

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