David Gooding

David Gooding


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What can David do for you?

David is a professional indemnity and policy coverage specialist. His practice is focussed on advising lawyers, accountants and financial professionals and their insurers on defending and resolving claims. He also advises insurers on policy coverage disputes and dishonesty investigations.  David is head of the national accountants disputes practice.

Supporting your ambitions

David is regularly instructed to assist and defend businesses facing high profile and significant claims. He recognises the financial, personal and reputational impact of a claim on professionals and their businesses. David is able to reduce that impact by relying on 20 years' experience, working closely with clients and by providing insightful, commercial and clear advice. 

His recent experience includes helping strike out an unmeritorious multi-million pound claim against a professional firm pursued by a determined litigant in person. He successfully led the defence of an accountant's claim at the Supreme Court, Matthew & others v Sedman & others [2021]. 

What do others say?

David is ranked as a leading individual in Legal 500 and described  as "a real leader in big litigation" and "focussed on getting the best result whether by way of settlement or litigation".

In Chambers he is described as a "very astute and very thorough" lawyer who  "He takes the time to understand what we want."

What else should you know?

David takes a special interest in risk management and is regularly invited to speak at seminars.

He sits on the ICAEW Professional Indemnity Committee.

David is proud to serve as a Talent partner for the firm.

David's free time is mostly spent with his wife and two children. He is enjoys running ultra-marathons and is a keen amateur photographer.


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