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David Farmer

David Farmer,

01536 410014

David is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Team: as such he advises on a variety of civil and commercial disputes with particular interest in:

  • commercial property, focusing on dilapidations and forfeiture disputes,
  • debt recovery and both personal and corporate insolvency,
  • breach of contract,
  • shareholder disputes,
  • professional negligence claims
  • member of the Property Litigation Association

David lives in Northamptonshire and before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2008, worked in the financial service industry for over a decade. This gives him a unique perspective regarding the commercial realities and challenges of running a business.

He prides himself on providing practical and pragmatic solutions to legal problems in jargon-free language you can understand.

David supervises the Debt Recovery Team ensuring that when you ask him to act for you, your debts are recovered quickly and efficiently. He can also provide advice in relation to both corporate and personal insolvency including dealing with setting aside and serving statutory demands, winding-up petitions and annulment of bankruptcy orders.

He recognises that you want to keep your costs to a minimum and will actively seek to reach a settlement to your case at an early stage. He can advise you on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (finding solutions without going to court) and is an accomplished negotiator, tactician and mediator.

David can advise on a variety of options to fund your case including “no win, no fee” for commercial litigation and professional negligence, plus other options such as fixed fees. He is happy to provide you with an initial assessment of your case on a no obligation, no charge basis

Outside of work, David is involved in his local community and is a School Governor at Henry Chichele Primary School in Higham Ferrers.

Awards and Accreditations

  • Property Litigation Association (PLA)
  • Wilson Browne Solicitors The Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer 2024

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    • Very understanding, honest and realistic regarding my options and the relevant risks involved. Kept me updated at all times, always ready to listen and give supporting advice. I have no reservations on recommending David Farmer’s professional services.

      Ms Deborah Roberts


    • We wish to thank David for his help in reaching a resolution through mediation, to a recent dispute which altogether spanned two-and-a-half years. He handled our case both professionally and expediently whilst retaining a people-friendly, down-to-earth approach. We would highly recommend him as a skilled solicitor and negotiator who gets the job done.

      Mr P.


    • Without your guidance and ready advice we would have been unable to deal with the events as they unfolded. You were always there at the end of the phone to assure us and help us to understand the options open to us and to clarify the situation.

      Mr & Mrs Brown


    • “ I would just like to say a very large thank you for all your diligence and patience in getting this matter completed. It seems a long fourteen months and I feel a lot more relieved at this time than I did when I rang you in a state of distress, of which was, for me, a very stressful time last January. I know that it was a very complex situation that we were in and as you stated yourself, you had not dealt with any case like it before and probably will not encounter again. Again, thank you for your help it is very much appreciated.”

      Sue Shakespeare


    • The whole experience of working with Wilson Browne was a positive one.  During a difficult time David kept me informed at all times and provided me with proactive advice which was exactly what I was looking for.  Thank you

      Mr Basil Adriaenssens


    • David Farmer has recently brought to a successful conclusion a Judgement Order for ourselves. David came to the case some twelve months ago when the property concerned was put up for sale.



    • I used David Farmer in a Company / Commercial / Litigation dispute. He was excellent, explaining the process throughout and achieving a great result. I would have no hesitation in using Wilson Browne again



    • You stood by me and argued my corner right to the end.  I was really pleased to avoid a court case too, as that would have been really stressful.

      Mr Patrick, Northamptonshire


    • Thanks very much for your support during a difficult time for me. I will certainly call on you whenever in need.

      Christina Landa


    • Thank you David.  I would most certainly recommend your services in future.  I valued your honest opinion when advising me and I knew it was a risk.  Sometime you have to put fears behind you and push for what you are entitled.  It was the right and just outcome.  Thanks once again to you and the rest of your team.

      Mrs Fossey


    • As Insolvency Practitioners we often require the services of a solicitor to assist us, as office holders, in insolvency proceedings. We have instructed David Farmer on various matters and his advice has always been timely, well considered, useful and appropriate to our requirements.

      BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency


    • Your approach was professional, with an understanding of the finer points of the case and you went beyond my expectations. Also, I would like to thank you for your ‘First Class’ efforts in this matter.

      Mr Leeson


    • Many thanks for the effort, patience and, above all your willingness to fight our corner. You are without a doubt a credit to your industry, and we are incredibly grateful.

      Emma & Leighton McLaren.


    • I was kept informed throughout and their instructions were clear and easy to follow. The staff were polite and helpful.

      Ms Deborah Marsden


    • Excellent, very professional and helpful.

      Mr & Mrs Dominey


    • Impressed with how quickly and efficiently you deal with complicated disputes.  We are extremely happy with the friendly and local service.

      Heather Gout, Total Computer Network


    • I run a small business and after some rather unfair treatment from another business I was working with and a threat of legal action, we decided to turn to David Farmer for some legal advice.  David couldn’t have been more helpful and informative; we came away from our first call feeling far more confident in our position. This led to us not only avoiding an arduous court process but also halving the potential financial damage of the situation.  We will certainly be looking to refer to David on any legal matters in the future.

      Ms C.


    • David Farmer acted quickly and we were immediately reassured by his manner and sound legal advice. He kept us fully informed and acted promptly. The matter was quickly resolved in our favour. David was thoroughly professional and approachable throughout the process. We highly recommend him as a solicitor and Wilson Browne as a company.

      Jackie Black, Stepping Stones Pre School


    • I just had a phone call from David Farmer and I just wanted to ensure the company passed on my thanks for a very useful phone call with him. I wasn't able to proceed with any business but he gave brilliant advice and had my best interests at heart when giving it. He was clear in his enquiries and advice on what to do next. What a great impression of your company he gave and a credit to the profession in putting the clients interest first. Thank you!



    • Communication was first class with David Farmer, he always kept me informed on the progress of my claim.

      Mrs M.


    • The guidance and support we received from David and his colleagues was excellent, both in the advice we were offered and the guidance through the process. He was able to help us make the right decisions without making the decision for us, which we found both helpful and empowering.

      Paul Taylor, Great Park Street Methodist Church


    • Obtained excellent advice very quickly in plain English.  David farmer took over all correspondence and settled my case very efficiently.

      Mr John Robert Townsend


    • David has conducted the subsequent negotiations with total professionalism keeping us up to date with any developments. We also asked David in his initial contact with the deceased family to be sympathetic and this was handled with great compassion. We would have no hesitation in recommending David’s work to anybody.

      Paul and Kim Blake