David Urpeth

David specialises in complex and high value personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence cases. He also accepts instructions in relation to other types of civil matters.

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David is named in Legal 500 for “Going the extra mile for clients.”


As a former equity partner and National Head of Workplace Injuries at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors David brings with him a substantial accumulation of skill and experience in the area of Personal Injury Law. This coupled with his appointments of Assistant Coroner, Legally Qualified Chair of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and Non Executive Director of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust makes him an ideal choice for serious and catastrophic personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence matters.

David has represented clients in all sorts of high value Personal Injury cases including but not limited to Industrial Disease, Public Liability and Road Traffic Accidents. He has a particular interest and expertise in Workplace Injuries and has represented clients in multi million pound brain and spinal injury cases.

He is no stranger to round table negotiations resolving complex high value cases. One notable case he has dealt with is a group action where he represented over 100 claimants following an explosion at an oil refinery. The case was described by the Health and Safety Executive as the worst industrial explosion since Flixborough.

David’s practice entails all types of Civil Law but with a particular focus on Personal Injury Law.

He trained with Irwin Mitchell and qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. He made Partner in 2000 and transferred to the Bar 2015. He is a former President of the Sheffield and District Law Society.

Outside of the Law David enjoys playing golf, motorcycling and clay pigeon shooting.

David has written extensively on Personal Injury and Coronial Law including having  authored Coroners: A guide to the new law and an annotated version of the Corporate Manslaughter Act for current Law Statutes.

How much will David Urpeth’s services cost?

David mostly works on an hourly fee basis, but will consider conditional fee agreements in certain cases. This may depend on the type of work you request. If you’d like a quotation for his legal services in a particular matter, please contact our clerk using the details below and we’ll be very happy to help. Please also refer to Bank House Chambers’ standard terms & conditions.

What might influence the timescales of the services David offers?

Despite our best intentions, we cant always control timescales or the amount of time we spend on a case. These can be affected by factors such as urgency; complexity; your own (or your clients) availability; David’s availability and that of any third parties; the volume of documents he needs to review or must request; and the courts availability.

Can you have confidence in David’s work?

He is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

How can you contact David Mason?

In the first instance, please contact our senior clerk, Wayne Digby, on 0114 275 1223 or email him at w.digby@bankhousechambers.co.uk.