Publication related experience

David has 10+ years experience in dealing with publication related litigation including defamation -libel and slander, and breach of privacy actions in the High Court and Court of Appeal. He acts for individuals, businesses and corporate clients based in the UK and overseas.

In the past 12 months David Magill has advised in matters resulting in pre-action settlements, cases issued and concluded in the High Court, plus an appeal in the Court of Appeal in March 2019. Matters and clients are varied, and include acting for multiple claimants against an NHS trust relating to radio interviews; acting for a Polish emigre against a well-known Polish publication, acting for an ambulance driver in relation to publications online by multiple regional newspapers, and acting for a charity trustee and businessman concerning allegations and pictures published on Facebook by multiple defendants and which resulted in pre-action settlements including costs, damages and apologies.

Business Services

David Magill also advises on contentious and non-contentious commercial matters such as contract negotiations and disputes, and also on corporate matters including but no limited to shareholder disputes and business transfers.

In the past 12 months David Magill has advised in commercial matters including the negotiation and advising upon EPC and NEC contracts in the energy industry, as well advising on terms and conditions for clients in the exhibition industry. David has also advised on corporate matters including articles of association and shareholder agreements; In disputes, including where shareholder/directors are at “loggerheads” and resolution is needed to ensure the company continues to function I have also advised on business sales including asset transfers and share transfers for professional businesses.