David Bowden is a barrister and member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He holds a dual capacity practising certificate issued by the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales. He holds rights of audience in all courts. He is a member of the South Eastern circuit.

David Bowden is a tenant at Erimus Chambers. Please contact Alistair Adam, Clerk at Erimus Chambers to book in court hearings.

David covers courts in London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Essex and neighbouring counties. Where hearings are conducted remotely by telephone or by video conferencing, then cover is provided in all courts in England and Wales.

David practices in all the civil courts whether it is the county court or High Court. He undertakes small claims hearings, fast track or multi track trials or contested applications in civil cases.

He is presently instructed in a case listed in the Court of Appeal in February 2024. This case seeks a determination as to whether a pause on limitation against insolvent insured suppliers applies in the same way under the Third Parties (Rights against insurers) 2010 as it did under the 1930 Act.

He has extensive experience in consumer credit, mortgage, mortgage fraud, costs, credit hire, uninsured loss recovery, non party costs orders, insolvency, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, personal injury, stage 3 hearings, accidents at work, sale of goods, invoice fraud or financial disputes (whether for individuals or businesses).

He has developed a niche in relation to claims in relation to thermal wall insulation. This includes applications in relation to expert evidence, expert substitution, strike out or summary judgment, limitation and date of knowledge as to when damage attached. He has conducted a number of multi track tracks in this area which has included cross-examination of expert surveyors.

He will undertake advocacy in Costs and Case Management Conferences. He regularly appears as a sole advocate in appeals often in cases where he was not instructed as counsel below.

He accepts instructions in criminal cases with a financial services element such as money laundering, proceeds of crime or asset confiscation. He is experienced in defending moving road traffic cases in the Magistrates Court especially those cases relating to speeding, driving licences, motor insurance or those where a driver is at risk of a period of discretionary disqualification for having accumulated 12 penalty points or more on their driving licence.

He also accepts instructions to provide written advice or to draft documents relating to financial services. He can provide advice or draft complaints for cases before the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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Site last updated May 2023.

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