Barrister Profile

David Bennett born 1954. Educated at Liverpool College and Coventry University. Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in November 1977.

David Bennett has been head of chambers since 2010.

Practised at Fruit Exchange Chambers 1978 to 1990 and Chavasse Court Chambers from 1992 to 1999. Joined Chambers in September 1999.

Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association. Member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Main areas of practise are tenant based housing disrepair law, and personal injury litigation with particular emphasis on clinical negligence and asbestos disease work.

David Bennett has over many years developed expertise in industrial injury and industrial disease claims, particularly asbestos disease litigation.

The bulk of his work is concentrated on Claimant asbestos disease (Mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening), regularly appearing before the Masters in the asbestos disease unit in the Royal Courts of Justice. Much of his work involves conferring with clients (usually at their home address), drafting particulars of claim, and schedules of past and future loss and expense. Most cases have a value of between

£100,000 and £400,000.

Mr Bennett welcomes all instructions for Claimant work in this area.

He regularly lectures and presents seminars and training on housing disrepair law and practice. He has practised in this area of law for over 30 years.