David Lemer


David practises predominantly in immigration, asylum, employment and general civil litigation. He has been listed as a leading junior in Chambers and Partners since 2013.

David undertakes cases within the Tribunal system on a regular basis and is an experienced practitioner in both the High Court and Court of Appeal. David also has experience in litigation in the European Court of Human Rights, having drafted pleadings on behalf of individual applicants and intervening parties, as well as the Court of Justice. He has a particular interest in civil actions against public authorities, using both the common law and remedies under the Human Rights Act 1998.

David's wide-ranging civil practice, includes civil actions against the police, landlord and tenant disputes as well as general contractual matters, which have recently seen him representing Ethiopian Airways in an international dispute concerning the ownership of a Boeing 757.

Before coming to the Bar, David twice represented the United Kingdom at the International Bar Association's Jessop Moot competition in Washington D.C.

Contact details

+44 (0)20 7404 1313

Areas of Practice



LLB (Hons) (Leeds)


Amnesty International