David is an official CPDcast contributor and contributes to the following podcasts:
"David Stern’s strengths are his tactical and analytical approach, commercial acumen and creative flair.". (Chambers & Partners)
He has a proven track record in conducting large scale insurance and reinsurance settlements and handling complex commercial and serious fraud cases. He has extensive expertise in ADR techniques and after a decade more than a decade using ADR techniques to solve disputes he has become an accredited mediator with the ADR Group and has acted in insurance and other commercial arbitrations. In 2000, David founded Settlement Counsel, a unique approach to dispute resolution at the Bar.
David specialises in the resolution of international insurance coverage disputes. Key to his success is his ability to value disputes and conduct negotiated settlements. The principal areas of his practice are:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution and arbitration
- The London Market
- Asbestos, pollution and health hazard claims
- Property damage, terrorism and business interruption
While his specialist knowledge relates to insurance, underlying cases and financial services, his strengths derive from his corporate experience, understanding of commercial realities, an ability to relate to people and a solution-orientated approach. This makes him suitable for a broad range of mediations.
David has also acted as leading junior and junior counsel in complex commercial and serious fraud cases and business crime investigations and prosecutions. While he handles a wide variety of serious matters, the principal areas of his practice are:
- Serious and complex fraud, including SFO and HMR&C prosecutions
- Restraining orders, POCA and SOCA and money laundering allegations
- Corporate manslaughter
- Directors' disqualification
- Environmental enforcement
- Cartels, anti-trust and Enterprise Act investigations
- FSA compliance and regulatory investigations
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