David Engel is a Partner in our litigation division. He leads the Reputation & Information Protection team, advising both businesses and individuals. His practice has for many years been recognised by the legal directories for expertise in this field, and David is personally ranked by Chambers as a "leading individual" nationally in defamation and privacy.

He advises those facing potentially damaging publicity in the media or online, as well as during and following publication when damage needs to be prevented or mitigated. He also provides strategic board level advice on protecting businesses from threats to their reputation and on reputational risk mitigation, for example by conducting internal investigations and reviews.

In addition, David advises on general commercial litigation, and in particular on disputes involving hedge fund managers as leader of the firm's Hedge Defence team.

He also adjudicates on domain name disputes as an Independent Expert for Nominet's dispute resolution service. 

Professional memberships
  • The Law Society
  • The College of Law (now The University of Law)
  • Trinity College, Oxford

"A bright, calm, well-rounded person who can deal with the stress of the moment and come up with the right advice and solution"
Chambers (2018)

"An accomplished reputation management and privacy specialist noted for his claimant work for corporate clients and high-profile individuals"
Chambers (2018)

"Incredibly bright, commercial and imbues confidence"
Legal 500 (2017)

"David Engel is 'among the elite practitioners in media and privacy law'."
Legal 500 (2016)

"The highly efficient David Engel continues to excel", and "He is always available and grasps complex issues almost immediately".
Chambers (2016)

"The exceptional David Engel displays in-depth knowledge and a thoughtful, considered approach."
The Legal 500 (2015)

"A real expert in his field, and is admired by sources as thoughtful, clever and a very good strategist."
Chambers (2015)

"Engel grasps things very quickly and is a real expert in his field and is admired by sources as thoughtful, clever and a very good strategist."
Chambers (2015)

"David Engel combines real intelligence with calm assurance and superb client skills."
The Legal 500 (2014)