David Drake


Year of Call: 1994

He’s super-bright and you can absolutely rely on him. He’s great to work with as he’s user-friendly and really rolls his sleeves up.

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

David has a broad commercial chancery practice, encompassing general commercial litigation, commercial fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, company and insolvency, and professional negligence disputes, appearing in fora as diverse as the Technology and Construction Court and the European Commission.  He is often involved in cases with an international element, and in matters arising from a complex or technical background.

News & Events

  • News

    The Lawyer recognises four cases involving Serle Court members in its ‘Top 20 Cases of 2019’

    Today The Lawyer revealed its Top 20 Cases of 2019.  The write-up notes that four members of Serle Court are instructed... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

  • Has an eye for relevant detail, a good understanding of the law, and an ability to write coherently.” “He is a nice bloke and wonderfully bright, but he wears it lightly.

    Chambers & Partners, 2019
  • “His written work is the best I’ve seen. It’s just so clear, easy to follow and polished. He’s got a real economy in the way he writes, and he says exactly what he needs to, no more or less. He’s a cut above the rest.”

    Chambers & Partners 2017
  • His paperwork is the legal equivalent of poetry: there are no wasted words, it’s well put together and easy to read.” “He is a tremendous team player and an extraordinarily clever and wonderful person to work with.

    Chamber & Partners 2016

Education & Qualifications

MA, BCL, Worcester College, Oxford

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association

BSB Registration

David appears on the BSB register as David Christopher Drake

VAT Number

667783965

News & Events

  • News

    The Lawyer recognises four cases involving Serle Court members in its ‘Top 20 Cases of 2019’

    Today The Lawyer revealed its Top 20 Cases of 2019.  The write-up notes that four members of Serle Court are instructed... Read More

    News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More