Publication related services and experience
David has 13 years experience in dealing with publication related litigation including defamation -libel and slander, and misuse/breach of privacy actions in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He acts for both claimants and defendants as individuals, businesses and corporate clients based in the UK and overseas.
Recent Media Instructions: In the past 18 months David has advised in matters resulting in pre-action settlements, claims issued, defended and concluded in the High Court, plus an appeal in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (https://davidmagill.co.uk/supreme-court-appeal/). Matters and clients are varied, and include acting for multiple claimants against an NHS trust relating to radio interviews; acting for a claimant 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 and Company Related Services and Experience
David advises on contentious and non-contentious business matters as follows:
Insolvency: Advising on contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters including claims by liquidators against ex-directors, shareholders, suppliers etc.;
Commercial: Advising on contentious and non-contentious commercial matters such as contracts including drafting/amending/reviewing contractual terms and settlement agreement, negotiations and disputes;
Corporate: Advising on corporate matters including but business and asset & share sales/purchases, advising on terms of shareholder agreements and articles of association, disputes between shareholders including negotiating settlements, share valuations and if necessary Court actions including claims and/or petitioning the Court to “wind-up” a company or to resolve unfair prejudice of minority shareholder clients.
Recent Business Work: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 various industries. David has also advised on corporate matters including articles of association and shareholder agreements; disputes, including where shareholder/directors are at “loggerheads” and resolution is needed to ensure the company continues to function. I have also advised on and conducted business sales including asset transfers and share transfers of professional businesses, as well as acting and resolving family/shareholder disputes arising.
Freezing Orders and Injunctions: David also advises clients subject to or seeking to freezing injunctions as well Account Freezing orders secured under Proceeds of Crime legislation. )