David is a Partner in Hausfeld’s London office, specialising in complex commercial litigation. He is a solicitor advocate with a broad range of experience in the High Court, including both trials and interlocutory relief as well as alternative dispute resolution such as mediations.
David currently acts across a range of financial services and banking disputes. He was the lead associate acting for the claimant in the Stuart Wall v Royal Bank of Scotland proceedings, described by The Lawyer as one of the Top 20 cases to watch of 2017 and which settled on confidential terms shortly before the start of the 3-month trial. David also acted for Graiseley Properties Limited in its claim against Barclays Bank, widely recognised as a “test case” for LIBOR misrepresentation claims.
In the area of competition law, David has acted for claimants in a number of follow-on cartel damages claims, including claims brought in the English High Court in relation to the Paraffin Wax and Marine Hose cartels.
In 2015, Super Lawyers recognised David as a Rising Star in the field of Commercial Litigation in London.
The College of Law, Legal Practice Course (Commendation)
The College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
University of Warwick, BA (First Class Honours)
King's College, Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law (Merit)
Solicitor, England and Wales
Higher Rights (Civil Advocacy)
News & Press
"New assistant: David Lawne at Hausfeld & Co LLP", The Law Society Gazette, 6 October 2011.
"Hausfeld & Co expands with new recruits", Hausfeld & Co LLP, 26 September 2011.
"In Search of Security - Is ATE still adequate as security for costs?", John McElroy and David Lawne, Litigation Funding Magazine, June 2018
"Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: the Jurisdictional Reach of EU Competition Law After Intel”, David Lawne and Antonio Delussu, Hausfeld Competition Bulletin, November 2017
"European Private Enforcement: The Claimant’s Perspective”, Lianne Craig and David Lawne, Competition Law Journal, The Private Competition Enforcement Review, 7th Edition, September 2014
“Plugging contribution holes for defendants and springing disclosure opportunities for claimants – the copper tubes cartel damages claim” – Boris Bronfentrinker, David Lawne and Simon Latham - Global Competition Law Review, 20 January 2014
"European Private Enforcement: The Claimant’s Perspective”, Lianne Craig and David Lawne, Competition Law Journal, The Private Competition Enforcement Review, 6th Edition, September 2013
"Private Enforcement and Collective Redress: a Claimant Perspective on the Proposed BIS reforms", David Lawne, Competition Law Journal, June 2013