David Barnes

David Barnes

David qualified in 1993 and has over 30 years’ experience as a practicing solicitor in Business, Land/Agriculture, Estates & Property and Probate Litigation. He joined as a Partner with Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand solicitors in 2020.

Specialist areas that David overs include:

Land & Estates, Property and Agriculture Litigation including restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, rights of way / easements, co-ownership, possession / notices to quit Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 Act and Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, Farm Business Tenancies, disrepair, orders for sale, constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, horticultural disputes, farming partnership disputes, crop, and livestock damage claims. Commercial tenant default, disrepair, forfeiture, rent arrears and Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 applications.

Wills, Trusts, and Probate disputes including validity of Wills testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval and undue influence, 1975 Inheritance Act claims for reasonable financial provision and disputes concerning the administration of estates and trusts Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Commercial contract / business disputes including the enforcement / protection of contractual rights and remedies: sale and supply contracts, partnership disputes, machinery / equipment, motor vehicles and caravans / park lodges.

David is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) in relation to his contentious probate dispute work and has a broad commercial and chancery litigation experience. He is also accredited as a Commercial Mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR Solve). David seeks to provide a high-quality legal service with pragmatic and cost-effective advice.

David Barnes


Specialising in Litigation