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Biography

Professor David Chalk, LL.M., PhD, was the founding Head of Law from 2006 to 2009, having joined the University from Anglia Ruskin University where he was Principal Lecturer in Law. From 2007 to 2008 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. He has taught law at undergraduate level for over 30 years and has also taught at Master's level and at the vocational stage for both barristers (BVC) and solicitors (LPC).

He is also an established presenter for solicitors’ continuing professional education and is regularly engaged as a consultant advisor on civil litigation costs issues. His book Risk Assessment in litigation was cited in the Court of Appeal judgment of Lord Neuberger MR (as he then was) in Motto & Ors v Trafigura Ltd & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1150.

Areas of expertise

David’s main undergraduate teaching is in the law of contract and he also teaches criminal law and skills such as advocacy mooting and negotiation. At the practitioner level his subject is dispute resolution and particularly litigation costs, a field in which he has been very active for over fifteen years.

Publications

Books

  • Risk Assessment in Litigation - Conditional Fees, Funding and Insurance . London: Butterworths. 2001
  • Supplement to: Risk Assessment in Litigation - Conditional Fees, Funding and Insurance London: Butterworths. 2001

Chapters

  • Chalk, D Chapters 42,43,44,45,46 - Conditional fees In: Cook, M. ed. Cook on Costs 2013 Butterworths Lexis Nexis
  • Chalk, D. 2012. Chapters 42,43,44,45,46 - Conditional fees. In: Cook, M. ed. Cook on Costs 2010. Butterworths Lexis Nexis.
  • Chalk, D. 2011. Chapter: Conditional Fees. In: Cook, M. ed. Cook on Costs 2010. Butterworths Lexis Nexis.
  • Chalk, D. 2010. Chapter: Conditional Fees. In: Cook, M. ed. Cook on Costs 2010. Butterworths.
  • Chalk, D. 2009. Chapter: Conditional Fees. In: Cook, M. ed. Cook on Costs 2009. Butterworths.
  • Chalk, D 2007. In: Cook, M. ed. Cook on Costs 2008. Butterworths.
  • Chalk, D. 2006. Chapter: Conditional Fees. In: Cook, M. ed. Cook on Costs 2007. London. Butterworths.

Contributions

  • Chalk, D. 2000-2016 . Division: Litigation Funding. Butterworths Costs Service. Butterworths.
  • Chalk, D. 2000-2016 . Division: Risk Assessment and Conditional Fees. Butterworths Personal Injury Service. Butterworths.

Articles

  • Chalk, D. Minding the gap – Pre-LASPO funding arrangements that need to change. Litigation Funding (Law Society of England and Wales) 2015
  • Chalk, D. Time for a rethink - Part 36 offers; Part 36 payments; Settlement Litigation Funding (Law Society of England and Wales) 2014
  • Chalk, D. Damages-based agreements – usable with care? Solicitors Journal online 2014
  • Chalk, D. Settling for less - Costs; Part 36 offers; Settlement Litigation Funding (Law Society of England and Wales) 2014
  • Chalk, D. IT based rights - the law of contract regains control University of Winchester Centre for Information Rights Bulletin 5, 2014
  • Chalk, D. It's not all in the contract – this time University of Winchester Centre for Information Rights Bulletin 4, 2014
  • Chalk, D. IT's all in the contract – but what if it isn't? University of Winchester Centre for Information Rights Bulletin 3, 2013
  • Chalk, D. IT's all in the contract University of Winchester Centre for Information Rights Bulletin 2, 2013
  • Chalk, D. Implementing Jackson: CFAs, DBAs and Part 36 – what's the risk? Litigation Funding (Law Society of England and Wales) 2013
  • Chalk, D. How Retrospective are the Jackson reforms? MASS News (Motor Accident Solicitors Society) May 2013
  • Chalk, D. Solicitor Client Costs Indemnities: Unregulated Insurance or Benign Assistance? 2013 Journal of Business Law
  • Chalk, D The Part 36 risks in post-Jackson funding options Litigation Funding (Law Society of England and Wales) 2012
  • Chalk, D Costs: Part 36 offers and late acceptance Civil Justice Quarterly 2011
  • Chalk, D Part 36: a game of trumps Litigation Funding (Law Society of England and Wales) 2011
  • Chalk, D. CFAs after 1 November - a brave new world? New Law Journal, November 2005
  • Chalk, D. Risk Assessment in commercial litigation. Commercial Litigation Journal, May 2005. Legalease.
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