David specialises in advising clients on a wide range of real estate disputes. He also deals with general commercial disputes, including contractual, professional negligence and construction-related claims.
David’s focus is advising clients on both commercial and residential property matters. His experience includes landlord & tenant disputes, collective enfranchisement, statutory lease extensions, right to manage, tenant’s right of first refusal, portfolio & estate management and party wall disputes. He also advises on land-related property disputes, including boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, easements, adverse possession, trespass and nuisance claims.
After graduating from the National University of Galway, David trained in Ireland before qualifying in 2008 and moving to the UK in 2009. He later joined the firm as an associate in 2017.
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What you may not know about David
David is big sports fan, particularly Leinster and Irish rugby, Manchester United and Gaelic football which he plays with the local Gaelic Football team in Cardiff.
He also enjoys travelling and has travelled to many far flung destinations with his wife Julie Anne. He is a very proud Dad of his son Jacob and daughter Isla.
My matter highlights
- Regularly advise a well-known Commercial and Residential property owning estate in London with assets in excess of £100 million on the management of the estate.
- Acted for tenants in various blocks of apartments in pursuing their statutory right to manage the blocks.
- Acting for tenants in a complex collective enfranchisement matter involving four blocks of apartments in Cardiff.
- Advised a private client in relation to a complex dispute and court proceedings relating to the contribution by a neighbouring property owner to substantial repair costs required to a bridge over which the neighbour also benefitted from a right of way.
- Regularly advise both commercial landlords and tenants including in relation to lease renewals, rent review, breach of covenant, dilapidations, break notices, forfeiture and lease termination. ,
- Advised pension schemes in relation to their property management and landlord & tenant issues surrounding its commercial property portfolios.
My recent publications
Insights / Tenant alterations - A word of warning from the supreme court
14-05-2020 / Real Estate
The very recent Supreme Court case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd  UKSC 18, provides a stark reminder to landlords and tenants to carefully review the terms of the lease when a request for consent to make alterations is made by a tenant.
News / Q&A: Commercial rents and the Coronavirus Act 2020
01-05-2020 / Real Estate
Prior to Covid-19, the high street was already going through a fairly tough time and so the arrival of the global pandemic is nothing short of catastrophic. Commercial tenants are understandably seeking ways in which to survive these times; which inevitably leads to discussions with landlords in respect of the rents payable under the lease. We consider some of the common questions asked by clients in this respect.
News / Settlement at mediation – handle with care
24-12-2019 / Real Estate
In June 2019, David Quinn, a Managing Associate in our Property Litigation team, acted for the successful Claimants in the High Court case of Abberley and others v Abberley (2019) EWHC 1564 (Ch).