Ranked in: The Legal 500
Company, Commercial Litigation and Insolvency
David Chivers QC is ‘an excellent barrister’, and ‘undoubtedly one of the leading silks for company law.’
‘He is extremely clever, very commercial and concise.’
‘He impresses with his advocacy skills, particularly his ability to clearly get across difficult technical legal arguments.’
‘He has outstanding clarity in his arguments and persuasive powers; a real magician.’
He is ‘an extremely effective advocate.’
Ranked in: Chambers and Partners
Company, Restructuring/Insolvency, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Offshore and Chancery: Commercial
David Chivers QC is “a technical company lawyer of the highest standard.” “Fantastically bright and has a delightful manner in court.”
“For a true minority protection dispute, he is just unbelievable.” “He’s got a lovely, calm manner, he’s very clever and he’s a really good advocate.”
David Chivers QC is “a lawyer with a superb brain who is a terrific leader. His knowledge of company law is profound.”
“David’s grasp of the key legal issues is invaluable.” “He’s easy to work with, responsive and good with clients.”
“The most difficult of jurisdictional problems are overcome by the extreme intelligence of David, who finds answers to problems thought too hard to solve.”
David Chivers QC is “ outstanding and just the consummate professional.”
“He is our preferred QC for company law matters. He is polished, commercial, creative, and his knowledge of company law is second to none. He is absolutely first-class.”
“He has a comprehensive knowledge of company law, and is very well versed in shareholder disputes.”
David Chivers QC is “a fantastic advocate who is both clever and commercial.” Solicitors appreciate the fact that he “delivers absolutely spot-on advice” and is also “a pleasant, very natural man.”
David Chivers QC is recognised as being “extraordinarily quick on his feet.” He proves flexible in his advocacy and has “the gift of seeing where things are going and preparing accordingly.” He acted for Amway in defeating a contested public interest winding-up petition both at trial and on appeal.
David Chivers QC also engages in a broad array of work, splitting his practice between advisory work and litigation.
David Chivers QC is “unbelievably knowledgeable – any question you put to him receives a immediate answer.”
“His ability to understand all the issues of a case straight away is quite remarkable,” enthused one solicitor.
David Chivers is an “eye-wateringly bright” silk. He particularly impresses in court, where peers describe him as“stunning to watch” due to his “clarity of expression, ability to explain complex insolvency points and knack for making the best of his material.” “He’s always there with an immediate answer,” reported one client.