David McGuirePrincipal Associate
David was brilliant; always made sure that we understood the risks and implications of what action he took. He also reminded us of the consequences cost-wise, as in if an action that we take wanted to take and if the outcome would be worth the cost. There was fantastic communication that met our expectations. I asked for open communication when we first started and he certainly delivered that. We had been wronged by our previous solicitor by not understanding where we were coming from of the point of the suit, as he thought it was a losing battle. David won the battle for us and we are absolutely pleased.Disputed wills, trusts and estates client
David has provided me with advice in an extremely complex and emotive trust dispute. David is highly knowledgeable, his advice has been clear and concise and he responds quickly to issues that I have raised. All the work has been of an exceptionally high standard. Moreover, he has provided understanding and empathy around the situation, whilst also being honest and realistic about my case. I have consistently felt that I am in a safe pair of hands in what has been a very difficult time.Disputed wills, trusts and estates client
David was our contact at Weightmans when we had a probate issue. We had contacted a number of legal firms before and after discussing our issue with David. David stood out as really listening and understanding our issue more than the other reputable firms we met in a very professional and personal manner. Subsequently we chose Weightmans and we were not disappointed. The issue was assessed, not in our favour unfortunately, in a very commercial, timely and professional way including pulling in additional resources where necessary to provide a clear outcome on our case.Disputed wills, trusts and estates client
David is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He has worked diligently to ensure the best possible outcome on the cases that he has worked on for us. He is extremely supportive, straight-talking and approachable and his assistance has been invaluable. I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone.Disputed wills, trusts and estates client
Thank you again for everything you have been amazing.Disputed wills, trusts and estates client
A massive thank you to David McGuire and Robert Jones from Weightmans LLP for their efforts over the last few months. I highly recommend these professionals to fight your corner with the peace of mind that you are in a safe pair of hands.Director at Martin Walsh Architectural
I do appreciate everything that you have done, I could have not done this without you.Disputed wills, trusts and estates client
On behalf of both of us may I thank you sincerely for all your advice and efforts on this matter. Without your help we honestly would have been lost as to how to deal with the situation. Many thanks.Commercial Litigation client, manufacturing
David is a member of the firm’s litigation department and has specialist expertise in disputed wills, trusts and estates, including will validity claims and challenges, claims involving the administration of estates, proprietary estoppel, Inheritance Act claims and disputes involving trustees, executors and beneficiaries.
David was named Young Practitioner of the Year at the industry leading British Wills and Probate Awards 2022 for delivering “exceptional levels of client care”, “demonstrating high levels of skill and technical ability”, showing “a flair for innovation and championing best practice” and finding “solutions in challenging situations”.
He has completed the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) course and is a member of the contentious trusts association (ConTrA), the Northern Contentious Probate Group and the STEP Contentious Probate Special Interest Group. He was also ranked as a ‘key lawyer’ for Contentious Trusts and Probate (Legal 500 2021).
David has extensive court and ADR experience, particularly mediation, and is regularly instructed by a variety of clients including high net worth individuals, corporates, insurers and owner managed businesses.
He is also part of the winning team at the Manchester Legal Awards 2022 for the Litigation Team of the Year.
Work and Insights
Litigation Team of the Year — winner
Young Practitioner of the Year — Shortlisted