DAVID BARNES

David Anthony Barnes, solicitor 1993

  • Land & Estates, Property and Agriculture Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts and Probate disputes
  • Commercial contract / business disputes
  • Professional negligence.

Land & Estates, Property and Agriculture Litigation including restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, rights of way / easements, co-ownership, possession / notices to quit Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 Act and Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 [Farm Business Tenancies],  disrepair, orders for sale, constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, horticultural disputes, farming partnership disputes, crop and livestock damage claims. Commercial tenant default, disrepair, forfeiture, rent arrears and Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 applications.

 

Wills, Trusts and Probate disputes including validity of Wills [testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval and undue influence], 1975 Inheritance Act claims for reasonable financial provision and disputes concerning the administration of estates and trusts [Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)]

Commercial contract / business disputes including the enforcement / protection of contractual rights and remedies: sale and supply contracts, partnership disputes, machinery / equipment, motor vehicles and caravans / park lodges.

Professional negligence.

I qualified in 1993 and have over 25 years experience as a practicing solicitor in Business, Land/Agriculture, Estates & Property and Probate Litigation.  I joined as a Partner with Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand [OSG] solicitors in 2020. My specialisms include:

I have a broad commercial and chancery litigation experience.  I am a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) in relation to my contentious probate dispute work. I am also accredited as a Commercial Mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR Solve).  I seek to provide a high quality legal service with pragmatic and cost effective advice.

My outside interests include open water swimming, windsurfing and skiing. I am a Level 2 coach with Triathlon England [swim, run & bike], an ASA [Advanced] swimming instructor and a British Cycling Coach.

I am married to April-Jayne with four children, Emily, Charlotte, Felicity and Phillipa.

 

David.barnes@osg.co.uk

07833-962310

David Barnes

PARTNER

Litigation

EXPERIENCE

  • Commercial contract disputes and the enforcement / protection of contractual rights and remedies: sale and supply contracts, partnership disputes, machinery / equipment, motor vehicles and caravans / park lodges.
  • Agriculture, Land and Horticultural disputes including farming partnerships disputes, land, crop and livestock damage claims
  • Property Litigation including tenant default, possession, forfeiture, rent arrears and dilapidations
  • Wills, Estates and Trust disputes including Inheritance Act claims, disputed wills and disputes concerning the administration of estates
  • Professional negligence

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