David Walden-Smith

Year of Call 1985

Professional Practice

David specialises in financial cases involving substantial assets, complex company valuations and those with trust and tax issues.  He is regarded as taking an eminently sensible, reasonable but, where necessary, forceful approach to financial remedy disputes.  Having represented the successful claimant in Oxley v Hiscock, he also acts for cohabitants in property disputes as well as parents in Schedule 1 financial claims and in other private law Children Act disputes.  Having honed his advocacy skills for several years at the Criminal Bar, he is particularly regarded for his ability to uncover the truth through cross-examination.
David also acts as an Arbitrator through the IFLA scheme.

  • Recommendations

    David is highly accomplished and user friendly.
    Max Barford – Max Barford & Co
    David Walden-Smith is meticulous in his approach. He is a highly skilled experienced negotiator and clients have absolute confidence in his advocacy skills when represented by him.
    Claire Schneck Partner - Clarkson Wright & Jakes
  • Notable Cases

    • Oxley v Hiscock
      [2004] 2 FLR 669
    • Re B
      [2008] 2 FLR 2060
    • Re L-W
      [2011] 1 FLR 1095
  • Personal Information

    David is married with two teenage children. His leisure pursuits include photography and sailing.






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