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David Barker


About David

David is a Partner specialising in Technology, Media and Telecoms Disputes.

David leads a media litigation team that has ‘rapidly established itself at the very top of the media law field, with a burgeoning portfolio of major clients and a central involvement in some of the most important media and information law cases currently proceeding before the English courts’ and is described as ‘fiercely intelligent’ (Legal 500).

David is recognised as a leading practitioner in the nascent field of data protection litigation, including defending claims in relation to the “Right to Be Forgotten”.  His team also has expertise in claims in defamation, malicious falsehood and misuse of private information, and ICO regulatory proceedings.

David has also acted for suppliers and customers on some of the highest profile distressed technology projects over the past 15 years. He has worked on numerous software and systems development and implementation projects, outsourcing contracts, including complex BPO, and telecoms projects. As well as being experienced in heavy litigation and arbitration, David advises on renegotiation of "runaway" projects.


American Studies, Universities of Manchester and Illinois

CPE and LPC, College of Law, York

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Law, University of London

Law Society of England and Wales