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David Boobier



Areas of Expertise

About David

David has been a practising solicitor for over 34 years and specialises in personal injury litigation including disease and accident claims.


David acts on behalf of local authorities, their claims handlers and insurers in defending a variety of claims. David has experience of dealing with claims involving defamation, flooding, landslip and erosion, malicious prosecution, nuisance, sexual abuse and neglect, occupational disease, including NIHL and HAVS claims, employers' liability, special educational needs, education, highway tripping and occupiers' liability claims. David has dealt with such cases in the County Court, the High Court and in the Court of Appeal.


David is a fluent Welsh speaker and advises clients from media and entertainment particularly in relation to defamation matters. David adopts a pragmatic and common sense approach to his work based upon the experience and expertise that he has gained over the years.


David has been a Board Member of Cartref Limited for 10 years. He is a former Chairman and Deputy Chairman and was an active member of Cwlwm Busnes Caerdydd a’r Cylch for 12 years.

Notable Cases

Carolyn Elizabeth Shaw v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ. 1678: an offer which did not satisfy one of the mandatory requirements of Part 36, by stating on its face that it was intended to have Part 36 consequences, was not a valid Part 36 offer and Part 36 cost consequences did not follow

David John Arscott & Others v The Coal Authority and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2004] EWCA Civ. 892: any person threatened by floodwaters is entitled to take reasonable steps to defend his land even if this means that a neighbour’s land is flooded