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David E Grant

David E Grant

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David E Grant practises primarily in commercial law, particularly pensions, financial services, civil fraud and fiduciary duty, banking, insolvency, chancery and employment. David has extensive advocacy experience and regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court and specialist Tribunals. He has also attended numerous mediations and round table meetings in a wide variety of cases.

David has been recommended in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 since 2007 and is currently ranked as one of two Band 1 pensions juniors.

His clients have included many leading business including the Atos Group, British Airways, BT, ITV, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, Aegon and Transport for London. He has also acted for the Pensions Protection Fund, the Pensions Regulator and the Pensions Ombudsman as well as leading professional service companies such as Aon, Mercer and Barnett Waddingham as well as various high net worth individuals.

Pensions & Trusts


Beaton v Board of the Pension Protection Fund [2017] EWHC 2623 (Ch)

Nugee J. Meaning of “attributable to his pensionable service”.

Safeway Ltd v Newton & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1482 on appeal from [2016] Pens.L.R. 79

Warren J. Retrospective equalisation, construction (subject to reference to the CJEU).

Mondelez v Mondelez Pensions Trustees Ltd

First disposal hearing of a Part 8 claim for rectification of a pension deed.

NHS Business Services Authority v Williams [2017] ICR 327

Warren J. Appeal from the Pensions Ombudsman, meaning of “in pensionable employment as a nurse”.

Saga Group Ltd v Paul [2016] Pens.L.R. 329

Procedure for application for summary judgment of claim for rectification.

Girls’ Day School Trust v GDST Pension Trustees Ltd [2016] Pen.L.R.181

Norris J, first reported paper application for rectification by summary judgment.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association


  • French
  • Serbian (basic)
  • Spanish (basic)

David E Grant is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

Areas of Law


“A pensions expert who is calm and sensible with a loyal client following. He has very good commercial judgement and is easy to work with.” Chancery Commercial, Chambers and Partners 2021

“He is absolutely amazing and he is very knowledgeable.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2021

“He offers first-rate work delivery, and he is very easy to deal with and extremely responsive.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2021

“Very knowledgeable in the pensions professional negligence field.” Professional Negligence, Legal 500 2021

“Technically very strong, but also able to present complex advice in a way which can be understood by the lay client.” Pensions, Legal 500 2021

“The go-to junior for Part 8 and professional negligence claims concerning pension schemes.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2020

“He’s an impressive senior junior delivering QC-level advice.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2020

“He’s very pragmatic, very clear, user-friendly and engaging with clients.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2020

“He’s really valuable because he has immense experience of the pensions field and is involved in a lot of the cases. He is able to give very robust advice. He’s pragmatic and very easy to work with. An excellent junior.” Chancery, Chambers & Partners 2020

“A very impressive junior, who is very personable and works very hard.” Pensions, Legal 500 2020

“He is highly-regarded for pensions-related disputes.” Professional Negligence, Legal 500 2020

“Very assured, reliable and user-friendly in all his dealings with solicitors and lay clients alike. He is a polished advocate who always seems to have the ear of the judge.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Very persuasive.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2019

“A leading junior counsel who is clever, practical and user friendly.” Pensions, Legal 500 2019

“He is very experienced in pensions disputes, and provides clear strategic advice.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is detailed, efficient, commercial and has the ability to step back and look at the bigger picture.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2018

“A first-rate junior, who is destined for elevation to silk.”Pensions, Legal 500 2017

“He’s got very good analytical abilities and he’s a good advocate too.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2017

“He gave very pragmatic and robust advice which helped to get the matter to a successful settlement.” Pensions, Chambers & Partners 2017

“First rate – highly diligent, very responsive and thorough in all he does.” Pensions, Legal 500 2016

“He has an eye for detail and he’s one to have on your side if you are fighting for the underdog.” Chambers & Partners 2016

“He has a good manner with the client and is an effective advocate.” Chambers & Partners 2016

“You always know that he will produce high-quality work.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“Extremely user-friendly, bright and proactive, he gives good practical advice.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“He has a very impressive grasp of detailed case law and applies it very well in complex cases.” Chambers & Partners 2015

“He is good at marshalling evidence and keeping a case on track.” Legal 500 2015

“Takes instructions from the most high profile firms”, “a confident advocate” and “a persuasive presence on his feet” and as “an independent thinker who doesn’t need a leader in order to shine.” Chambers & Partners 2014

“He has a phenomenal wealth of knowledge. He takes a very thorough analytical approach.” Chambers & Partners 2014

“You always know that he will produce high-quality work.” Legal 500 2014

“Very thorough, analytical approach” Legal 500 2014

David Grant delivers “well-drafted, well-balanced opinions on issues relating to the cessation of future accrual of pensions.” He is also an expert on rectification and equalisation matters. He has “excellent technical ability and a practical approach” and is, according to one source, “particularly impressive on representative beneficiary matters.” Chambers & Partners 2013

David Grant wins plaudits for his “very thorough, analytical approach.” Legal 500 2013

“Phenomenal wealth of knowledge” Legal 500 2013

David Grant delivers “dogged analysis of very complex points.” Legal 500 2012

David Grant is “helpful and practical” and demonstrates “confident and robust case handling.” Chambers & Partners 2011

David Grant is “academically on the button.” Legal 500 2011

“Established a strong name for himself through his involvement in key pensions cases” “[able to] run his own cases with complete assurance.” Outstanding on those cases with a pensions / employment crossover.” Chambers & Partners 2010

David Grant is “pragmatic, approachable and prompt.” Pensions, Legal 500 2010




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