Expert Witness in Property

What you need to know and what you need to do


David Holland

King’s Counsel and Joint Head

Landmark Chambers

David is King’s Counsel and joint Head of Landmark Chambers.

The core of his practice is all forms of property litigation. He also practises in the areas of professional negligence and costs. He acts for all types of client in all types of dispute within his specialist areas. His clients range from individual householders to the largest property developers and landowners. He has represented local authorities, firms of solicitors and representative bodies. David can accept instructions under the Bar Council’s Public Access scheme.

David has immense experience of litigating at all levels of court. His recent cases include: acting for the successful respondent in the Supreme Court case of Candey v Crumpler [2022] UKSC 35; acting for the Law Society as Intervener in the Court of Appeal in the case of Belsner v Cam Legal [2022] EWCA Civ 1387; acting for the successful appellant in Campden Hill Gate v Duchess of Bedford House [2022] EWHC 2489 (Ch).

David has been ranked in the legal guidebooks as a leading practitioner in his fields for many years and has previously been named the Real Estate Silk of the Year in the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards. The 2022 edition of Chambers & Partners describes him as “A very knowledgeable and experienced property barrister whose immediate grasp of a case and attention to detail is very impressive.”.

David sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. He is also a Recorder and sits as a part time Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). In addition, he acts as an arbitrator.

3-Part Online Briefing

A Series of Online Briefings