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 [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.