David heads our Dispute Resolution team in Glasgow, leading on a wide range of commercial and public law disputes with a particular focus on tax, banking and financial services, construction, professional negligence and shareholder/corporate disputes. David’s core practice areas makes him an invaluable member of the civil fraud team, both acting for clients to pursue claims arising out of dishonest behaviour or defending allegations of financial impropriety. He is regularly instructed at short notice to successfully obtain interim court orders to protect his clients’ assets and interests pending the resolution of the dispute.
David regularly represents clients in the Court of Session, First-tier and Upper Tax Tribunals and in Sheriff Courts across Scotland.
David has additional degrees in Accountancy and IT which set him apart in leading many of the firm’s most technically detailed and high value fraud, construction and commercial litigations.
Legal 500 lists David as a “Recommended Lawyer” in Commercial Litigation, Media & entertainment, Professional Negligence and Sport. He is also ranked in by Chambers UK for his work in the Litigation sector.
"David Kerr is a highly capable individual. I’d instruct him in a heartbeat; he just gets it."
"David provides clients with excellent communication and advice."
"He is an excellent lawyer who is highly commercial and very personable."
"David Kerr and Sandy Hastie lead the teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh respectively. They are without question two of the best solicitors in Scotland. Forensic in their analysis. Measured in their advice. To work with them is always a pleasure."
"David Kerr and Fiona Pesk are the stars at partner level. They have a fantastic client base which remains loyal because of how good their advice is."
"David Kerr is an extremely good lawyer who has a sound grasp of the law and is incredibly diligent and hard working. Is always available to his clients and provides clear advice on both legal issues and the commercial realities."
"David Kerr and Sandy Hastie are first class - technically sound and very pragmatic."
"The team is largely a pursuer practice but they are instructed in high-profile and complicated cases against professionals, often at the higher value end of the spectrum of these cases. David Kerr is one of the stand out figures in this area of the law."
"He is a superb litigation solicitor who can handle big cases in an assured manner."
"He is fantastic at managing the case and strategy. He is also easy to deal with and puts his clients at ease."
"David is very knowledgeable and experienced but at the same time extremely user-friendly."