David Pittaway KC - Trust Mediation
David Pittaway KC
“He brings with him a wealth of experience; he is so experienced that you feel in safe hands all the time.” Chambers UK, 2022

David Pittaway KC

David is a former Head of Hailsham Chambers and was Treasurer of the Inner Temple in 2017. Throughout a distinguished career at the highest level, his principal practice areas have been medical law, public inquiries, regulatory and disciplinary law, product liability, professional negligence, personal injury, and insurance law.

David became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1998 and an Accredited Mediator in 2002.  He is also a Panel Member of Independent Evaluation, where he gives neutral evaluations in cases.  David’s practice now focuses almost entirely on resolving disputes without a trial, sitting as an arbitrator, mediator, or evaluator.


David brings to mediation and evaluation his extensive experience as a Deputy High Court Judge, over 15 years, in both the KBD and Administrative Court, and from his practice in complex clinical negligence cases, where he has been instructed by claimants, NHS bodies and medical defence societies. He has always had a particular interest in cases involving difficult issues of causation, where his skills in cross examination of experts have often been praised in the main legal directories. Through his work in public inquiries, he developed a discrete area of practice defending high profile clients in both the healthcare and non-healthcare sectors against reputational damage.