David is a Senior Partner at Vardags. With over 35 years of experience at the forefront of the profession, David’s practice comprises a wide ambit of family law issues, namely high net worth and ultra-high net worth divorce and matrimonial finance issues with complex legal, financial and factual disputes and international elements. He also takes a strong interest in non-disclosure and enforcement issues as well as nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
Reputed for his cutting-edge techniques, David defines his approach as “thinking outside the box” and “solution driven.” “Brilliant” with a “real spark which clients love” (Legal 500), he goes the extra mile to deliver outstanding strategic solutions for his clients.
During his career, he has pioneered the use of litigation funding and third-party disclosure, as well as having conduct of the largest court determined matrimonial settlement at the time (£54 million), with proceedings in six jurisdictions.
David has regularly featured in Spears 500, Legal 500 and Chambers, esteemed for his “broad depth and range of knowledge” and the “care and attention” (Chambers) that he devotes to his cases.
Before joining Vardags, David was previously partner at a number of leading international law firms. David has also lectured at both The Manchester Law School and The French Bar. In 2018, he was appointed as IAFL Governor at Large.
David is a Trustee of the People’s Dispensary For Sick Animals (PDSA), a Founder of City Saddles (equine group) and was a Development Board Member of the The Brooke Charity.
We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000
Vardags is one of the UK’s top divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. Our President Ayesha Vardag has been widely described as “Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyer” and the “Diva of Divorce”.
Our divorce solicitors have been involved in some of the highest profile cases of recent years at all levels up to the Supreme Court. Most of our cases are managed discreetly and are kept out of the media, but we are adept at managing the press if necessary.
Our top divorce lawyers have acted for or against financiers, entrepreneurs, footballers, celebrities, members of royal families, and the aristocracy. We fight hard where necessary but negotiate to get the best result whenever possible.