I am a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Serious Injury department of the Leeds office. I specialise in helping people who have suffered brain and/or spinal injuries, often as a result of a road accident or an accident at work. I hold specialist accreditations with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (‘APIL’) as a Senior Litigator and a Brain Injury Specialist.
Many of our clients have also suffered severe orthopaedic and/or psychological injuries. We help our clients to claim compensation and, importantly, gain access to appropriate rehabilitation.
In November 2021, a road traffic accident case of mine was featured in The Mirror, The Yorkshire Evening Post, and the Huddersfield Examiner as part of Road Safety Week.
The Dewsbury Reporter and the Bradford Telegraph and Argus have also featured another of my cases for Headway's Action for Brain Injury in May 2022. The case involved two clients who suffered brain injuries after a co-worker deliberately drove into them.
I've also advised the Brain Injury Group on loss of earnings and capacity to litigate. Both of these are tools that can be used to best understand what a claimant can do.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is assisting people who have suffered life-changing injuries and having the opportunity to make a difference for them and their families in a sector which really matters.
It is very rewarding to help people secure the care, therapy, accommodation, and transport that they need as a result of an injury which was caused by someone else.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell takes pride in the quality of its work and has lawyers with genuine expertise in their specialist areas. It is an excellent environment in which to learn from some of the best lawyers in their field.
We adopt a team approach and always help each other out, making for a good work environment, as well as excellent results for clients. I get along well with my colleagues, who are a fun and caring team.
Securing the best possible outcome for the client is the primary objective. In personal injury cases, there is a rehabilitation-focused approach aimed at ensuring the best possible recovery for the client from their injuries.
At Irwin Mitchell, we are not afraid of taking on difficult cases and often secure excellent results for clients who have cases which are challenging in relation to liability.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy playing the guitar and singing and I occasionally perform at live events, either with my wife singing lead vocals or solo. Having retired from competitive amateur league football (11 a side and 5 a side), I take part in Yoga and running for my physical and mental wellbeing.
I love socialising with friends, attending concerts, family holidays and, most of all, spending time with my young daughter
"Our son had an horrific brain injury 3 years ago and we fortunately instructed Irwin Mitchell to deal with his claim recovery and rehabilitation. They have guided and supported us throughout this period and today delivered an extremely satisfactory conclusion. We would like to thank David King and his team at the Leeds office for their unswerving support and dedication throughout." - 5* Trustpilot review
"David King is a very strong member of this team - his contribution to the team is exceptional." – Legal 500, 2020
“David is a highly skilled and determined brain injury lawyer with considerable experience of the field and his judgement and management of these cases is second to none. Perhaps most impressively last year he had to take over conduct of a long running difficult “walking wounded" case from a colleague at short notice and late in the case. It was a case that had caused me considerable concerns over the years that I had been running it and a case in which the Defendants were , quite reasonably, adopting a negative attitude David’s involvement significantly improved the way in which we were able to advance the case to a successful outcome. For that I was personally not only grateful but impressed. David’s legal knowledge is impressive. More importantly, from my point of view , his practical approach and empathy to the family were even more effective.” Leading Counsel
"David has extensive experience and knowledge of this type of injury, and the general difficulties which those who have suffered brain damage have. He is very committed to those he represents, and displays sensitivity and empathy for the particular and individual challenges they face. In a general sense, David has had a very thorough grounding in the way that claims of this sort should be litigated. He prepares and litigates them in a methodical, detailed and efficient manner proofing the claimants and witnesses appropriately and thoroughly, identifying the correct fields of expertise, and instructing experts fully and properly. His skill, experience and knowledge have been demonstrated over a number of years in several cases involving claimants with varying degrees of brain damage, and often with demanding cognitive and behavioural issues." Leading Counsel
"I thank you for your continued support for all the work you and your colleagues have done on my case, and will gladly recommend your company to anyone." - Client
"We can’t praise you enough for the hours of work that have been done. We always knew it was a difficult case, but you worked hard to bring it to a successful conclusion. It has been a difficult time since our son’s accident, but we are pleased that he now has funds to help provide for his need."-Client
"My experience with Irwin Mitchell but more particularly David King and Emily Greensmith was very positive and the professional manner in which they totally guided me through a claim for a road traffic accident leads me to recommend them if you unfortunately find yourself in the same circumstances. You can be assured that they will deal with all aspects of the matter immediately and professionally. There is no substitute for excellence." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell and David King dealt with my sons personal injury claim following a car accident. They are experienced dedicated professionals, and consistently thorough throughout with all details of the claim. I would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell."- 5* Trustpilot review
"After my accident David King took over and won the damages against the driver who knocked me over. A really good effort by the team and I appreciate all the work done to win the case. I would recommend them to everyone."- 5* Trustpilot review
"I can’t thank David King enough for his help and assistance in handling my claim. He contacted me on a regular basis to keep in informed with everything and his professionalism is next to none, highly recommend."- 5* Trustpilot review
"David went above and beyond to get the best result possible for me. Everything was explained in detail so i could understand everything that was going on and i always felt really comfortable talking to David. I couldn't have asked for a better experience." - 5* Trustpilot review
"David King, was extremely helpful and knowledgable at all points through my RTC claim. He was easy to contact, quick to respond and effective at dealing with the various stages of my recovery and rehab." - 5* Trustpilot review