David Casement is a Queen’s Counsel specialising in chancery and commercial arbitration and litigation. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Deputy High Court Judge. He is regularly instructed in large-scale disputes involving companies, LLPs, LPs and partnerships. He covers the full range of commercial litigation and arbitration such as banking, finance and securities, professional negligence, and sports, entertainment and media as well as commercial judicial review. He also specialises in all aspects of insolvency litigation and has acted for office-holders and third parties in corporate and personal insolvency disputes. David has acted for claimants and defendants in commercial fraud litigation and asset tracing across multiple jurisdictions. He has also represented trustees and beneficiaries in trust disputes including the liability of trustees and obtaining information regarding assets and the terms of settlements.
Year of Silk: 2008
Sports litigation and advice – all aspects of the sports industry – disputes between players, agents, clubs, regulators and sponsors. David Casement QC has acted in some of the biggest cases in sports law and is recognised as a leading authority.
Significant Reported Cases
Acting for Premiership football clubs in all types of commercial disputes – including Manchester City, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Everton
(2013) Acting as Chairman of a three man Rule K Arbitral Tribunal in respect of a multi-million pound arbitration claim alleging unlawful interference with economic interests.
England Cricket Board v Middlesex County Cricket Club – Acting as Chairman of the three man panel sitting at Lords to determine a regulatory dispute
Manchester City v Stephen Ireland – Premier League arbitration – first instance and appeal
Charlie Adam v Blackpool FC - Premier League arbitration between the club's star player and the club in a contractual dispute regarding the true construction of an agreement
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