David Sandiford

Call 1995


“David is cool, calm and collected. He is very approachable and always willing to help.”

The Legal 500 2022
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Practice Overview

David practices in the fields of higher value personal injury, civil actions involving the police, inquests and licensing.

His police work and immigration work on the Attorney General’s ‘A’ panel has also brought him substantial experience in Judicial Review work.

In his personal injury practice he is instructed on behalf of both claimants and defendants. He brings over 25 years of experience handling higher value liability and quantum disputes in all types of personal injury. His range is vast, covering conventional and niche areas. There is little if anything he hasn’t seen before.

He deals with the full range of multi-track cases from large loss up to catastrophic injury. He is a member of the Attorney General’s panel of counsel in the regions, undertaking the larger more complex “A” panel work, mostly in military and prison claims.

In his police work he has over 25 years of experience across the whole range of civil actions involving the police, from false arrests & malicious prosecutions through to issues around the right to peaceful protest and the investigative duty. He acts for the police in inquests and has previous experience in police misconduct matters

In licensing he has a particular interest in taxi licensing and firearms. He holds an IOL Practitioner qualification and his licensing experience ranges from advising on and appearing in licensing appeals in the Crown Court up to JR in High Court

In inquests, he appeared as junior counsel for the new police investigation in the Hillsborough Inquests and has huge experience in inquests arising from prison deaths and deaths after police contact. He accepts instructions from all PIPs including families.

In his immigration work he has particular expertise in unlawful detention claims.

Please note: David Sandiford is an employee of D Sandiford Ltd which is fully regulated and authorised by the Bar Standards Board. D Sandiford Ltd has adopted the Exchange Chambers complaints policy & privacy policy as its own polices and this can be found on the main Chambers website.