David Draisey

David Draisey

Partner

David Draisey

Partner

David joined Hunters as a trainee in 2007 and became a Partner in 2018.

He has considerable experience in a wide range of contentious issues with particular expertise in complex disputes relating to trusts and probate. David regularly advises both claimants and defendants on:

  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act 1975
  • Challenging or defending the validity of a Will, including claims relating to testamentary capacity, undue influence, forgery and lack of knowledge and approval
  • Applications for the removal of executors or trustees
  • Disputes between executors or trustees and beneficiaries
  • Applications for directions by executors seeking guidance from the Court

David regularly advises on both residential and commercial property disputes including:

  • Disputes over the ownership of land
  • Disputes between landlords and tenants
  • Adverse possession
  • Residential possession claims
  • Forfeiture
  • Restrictive covenants

David is also experienced in claims for negligence against professional advisors, often related to the expertise above.

His clients include trustees, beneficiaries, land estate clients and City professionals, amongst others.

Awards

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

“'David Draisey is a one-man powerhouse, who is swiftly developing into one of the most assured CT&E solicitors in the capital'.”

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

The Legal 500 2018

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

“adopts a "calm and methodological approach to his work and is a rising star in contentious trust litigation"”

The Legal 500 2017

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

MEMBERSHIPS

David is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), The Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA), Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) and Westminster & Holborn Law Society (WHLS).

Awards

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

“'David Draisey is a one-man powerhouse, who is swiftly developing into one of the most assured CT&E solicitors in the capital'.”

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

The Legal 500 2018

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

“adopts a "calm and methodological approach to his work and is a rising star in contentious trust litigation"”

The Legal 500 2017

Recommended in the ‘Contentious Trusts and Probate’ section

MEMBERSHIPS

David is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), The Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA), Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) and Westminster & Holborn Law Society (WHLS).

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