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, Professional Negligence and Sport.


David is described by Legal 500 as "a corporate and shareholder dispute expert". Sources say: ‘David Kerr is technically strong and has a pragmatic, commercial approach. David is likable, measured, diligent and enjoyable to work with – his background in accountancy assists massively. A trusted advisor, who remains calm in situations of time pressure. He is approachable and listens to requests, putting client requirements first and responding well to clarification and/ or challenge queries.‘ and ‘David Kerr stands out as an extremely adept commercial litigator. He combines a sharp intellect with real world down-to-earth practical nous to great effect. He is always a pleasure to work with and serves his clients very well.'

- THE LEGAL 500 2021


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