David Owen QC
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Prior to becoming a barrister David obtained a First Class degree in History from Merton College, Oxford (1976-1979). He subsequently worked as a civil servant, in the Treasury (1979-81), on defence projects, public procurement, and international finance. Subsequently, in training to be a barrister, he was awarded various prizes (Astbury Scholarship, Ver Heyden Prize in Advocacy, Lloyd Jacob Exhibition).
He was called to the Bar in 1983, and joined Chambers in 1985. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 2006.
For many years, he was an editor of MacGillivray on Insurance Law, a leading insurance law textbook.
He is a member of Combar, the commercial barristers’ association, and served on its Executive between 2001 and 2004. During that time he organised continuing education courses for commercial barristers.
David conducts mediations in English, but has working knowledge of French.
Updated: September 2015