David Howarth

Partner | Disputes

David Howarth is the Litigation Partner at Painters. He joined the firm in 1981 after gaining an Honours degree in Law, in Birmingham and completing Articles in Oxford. David has over 30 years’ experience in general litigation, specialising in Crime and Civil Dispute resolution including Personal injury Claims.

David has been on the Police Station duty scheme since its instigation, advising those in custody. He regularly appears in the local Magistrates Courts on Criminal trials and in mitigation on sentence, dealing with road traffic matters up to the most serious with a recent successful defense on a Murder Trial.

Coming from a Medical family David has also developed a vast experience in personal injury claims and is a skilled negotiator .Conditional no win no fee agreements are available and are assessed on an individual basis.

David has an ethos towards endeavouring to negotiate settlements where appropriate but is experienced in Civil Litigation to Court where the case demands it.

Unlike many firms he has a commitment to legal aid for those eligible and helps many people with debt and other civil law problems.

What David enjoys most about the legal profession? –

"Working with people and helping to resolve what are often stressful situations to a satisfactory conclusion".

Outside of work David devotes his spare to his family. He enjoys walking and climbing the hills and expeditions to more remote regions of the world. He recently followed in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton in South Georgia.