Napthens Solicitors Employee David Bailey

David Bailey

Role: Partner, Head of Litigation
Dept: Commercial Property Litigation
Locations: Solicitors in Preston, Solicitors in Liverpool
Direct Dial: 01772 904385
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David is a highly experienced commercial property litigator, based at our Preston office.  He heads up Napthens' litigation department and with over 12 years’ commercial litigation experience, acts for a number of commercial landlords, property portfolio managers and managing agents, advising on a broad range of property disputes.

David always strives to achieve the best possible result for his clients, whether by negotiations or Court proceedings.  He is recommended by legal industry guide 'The Legal 500' as 'knowledgeable, competent and tenacious.'


David provides specialist advice on commercial landlord and tenant disputes, including rent arrears, forfeiture and eviction, 1954 Act renewals, break notices and disrepair/dilapidations. He advises on issues surrounding assignments and subletting, alterations, change of use, distraint and possession.

David also provides advice on various day-to-day-property and land disputes, including disputes over agreements concerning land, rights of way, restrictive covenants and trespass.


David joined Napthens in 2013 from Taylors Solicitors. He attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar before going on to study law at Sheffield University.  He lives in Grimsargh with his wife and two children.

More about David Bailey

Name your favourite film:
The Deerhunter or The Outlaw Josey Wales

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
David Attenborough, Bill Hicks, Henry Rollins.

How do you like to relax out of work?
Cycling, climbing, mountain hiking, gym (i.e. relaxing the brain but not the body)

And what would go in your Room 101?
British weather!