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David McGuire

Principal Associate


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 also deals with a wide range of complex corporate and commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract and professional negligence claims.

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.

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