Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2022

Forum Chambers is a Commercial Set of Chambers, with particular focus on complex matters involving Financial Services, Insolvency, Professional Negligence, Civil Fraud and Commercial Litigation. At Forum we believe that teamwork is essential to giving high quality legal advice and excellent client service. Each of our barristers has unique skills and an inimitable style but we work co-operatively to deliver results. We pride ourselves on offering practical commercial advice which is tailored to the particular needs and goals of our clients. We seek to be ahead of the game, able to analyse future trends and to devise strategies to respond. We understand how to handle disputes, whether it’s a single, high value claim or a large volume of similar claims. Forum has recently achieved some ground breaking Judgments in Civil Fraud and have been involved in complex Litigation involving Financial Services, Insolvency and Professional Negligence. Forum Chambers acts for small and medium enterprises, large entities, and individuals both in and outside of the UK. Forum understands the need for flexibility in its working practices, we are able to offer remote conferences and hearing spaces within Chambers, as well as being able to provide in person service facilities, compliant with any government guidelines. Firm Profile MEDIATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR Forum Chambers David McIlroy Head of Chambers About David McIlroy David McIlroy is Head of Chambers at Forum Chambers. Together with Paul O’Doherty and others, he established Forum Chambers in 2015 as a boutique set of Chambers focussed on commercial litigation with particular expertise in financial services, insolvency, civil fraud and professional negligence. David’s own practice specialises in banking and financial services law, commercial law, and professional negligence. David’s recent and current caseload includes appearing on behalf of Which? in the Supreme Court in a ground-breaking case on APP fraud, appearing in the Court of Appeal in a class action against conveyancing solicitors, and acting on behalf of victims of the HBOS Reading fraud. David’s practice is complemented by his teaching as a Visiting Professor in Banking Law at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Notre Dame. These roles give him a panoramic view of the areas of law in which he specialises as well as a grasp of the complexities of banking and financial services regulation. He is particularly interested in developments in electronic money, crypto-currencies, and civil fraud. David’s clients are predominantly claimants, usually small and medium sized businesses or investors. He often pursues claims against large institutions, 78 UNITED KINGDOM Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2022

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