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.
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 solicitors in 2020.
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.