David Kinnear

Called to BAR: 1989

Construction & Building Disputes
Money Claims & Debt
Professional Negligence
Technology, Media, Telecoms
Company Law
Data Protection & Privacy
Banking & Financial Services
Contract Law
Partnership Disputes
Sale of Goods
Employment Law
Mediator
Shareholder Disputes

About David

Summary

David is a Private Client Barrister & International Commercial Counsel. He brings 20+ years of business, legal and strategic experience to the table for his clients. His exposure to both UK and US business and legal sectors – and the distinctive cultural aspects of each – is especially helpful for clients contemplating cross-border transactions. He is routinely called on to advise on the terms of commercial transactions and agreements. He is an experienced litigator, representing clients in court proceedings, arbitration hearings, mediations and before government regulatory bodies. He is an Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator.

Specialist areas of law include

Banking & Financial Services

Company Law

Construction & Building Disputes

Contract Law

Mediator

Money Claims & Debt

Partnership Disputes

Data Protection & Privacy

Professional Negligence

Sale of Goods

Shareholder Disputes

Technology, Media, Telecoms

Employment Law

Profile description

David is a LegalTech founder & Investor, Non-Exec. (NED) / Advisory Board member and the Publisher of High Performance Counsel (“HPC”). He is a co-founder and director of Small Claims Portal, a legal technology and services company designed to deliver a turnkey solution for millions of businesses and consumers dealing with small claims litigation. He was a co-founder of CLiXLEX (now KIM) a legal technology company focused on legal process automation, which was successfully acquired by a leading legal services provider.

David spent his early years in private litigation practice – largely focused on substantial construction, engineering and commercial real estate disputes. David worked for leading law firms Pinsent Masons and Linklaters in London before moving to New York to join Credit Suisse. As Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, he helped negotiate & execute the relocation of Credit Suisse into its (now) NYC global HQ – the iconic Eleven Madison Avenue.

David has directed major global outsourcing, shared sourcing, HR operations & process efficiency initiatives including the digitization of records, the global roll-out of PeopleSoft HRMS & Y2K Compliance. He has worked extensively in the UK, US, Philippines, India and China markets in the areas of data management, HR and BPO – and most recently LPO, LegalOps.

David graduated from the University of Manchester with Honors in Law and Bar School (College of Legal Education) in London, and has been a member of Middle Temple since 1989.

Member: Bar of England & Wales, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Federation of Integrated Conflict Management, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Society of Mediators, The Civil Mediation Council, and the Mediator Network.

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