David Allen Green is a Senior Consultant at Preiskel & Co.
David is a solicitor and legal commentator.
David provides advice and consultancy on TMT and commercial matters generally, especially in matters relating to public law and policy, media law, and litigation. David is also highly regarded for his understanding of social media and internet law.
In addition to being a senior consultant at Preiskel & Co LLP, David is law and policy commentator at the Financial Times and is a an award-winning journalist. Over the last year David has also emerged as a leading commentator on Brexit.
David regularly advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including in respect of :
- contracts and other commercial law issues;
- media law issues (for both mainstream and social media) such as defamation, copyright, pre-publication risk management, and content liability;
- technology law;
- telecommunications law (including regulatory issues);
- public law;
- the law of public procurement;
- freedom of information law; and
- the law of confidentiality, data protection, and privacy.
David is often asked to deal with disputes at pre-action stage, especially for companies and individuals facing legal claims.
Reported cases (most recent first)
Cartier International AG and others v British Sky Broadcasting Limited and others, Chancery Division  EWHC 3354 (Ch) – for intervener in the leading case on take-down notices against Internet Service Providers in respect of trade mark infringement.
Chambers v Director of Public Prosecutions, Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division  EWHC 2157 – for the appellant in the famous “Twitter Joke Trial” case before Lord Chief Justice, now the leading case on application of s. 127 of the Communications Act on social media and internet writing.
Ofcom and OFT v Floe Telecom Limited (in administration), Court of Appeal (Civil Division)  EWCA Civ 768.
Floe Telecom Ltd v Office of Communications, Completion Appeal Tribunal  CAT 17.
R (on application of British Sugar) v Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce (2004, European Court of Justice, Case C-329/01).
R v. The National Lottery Commission Ex parte Camelot Group plc , Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division, EWHC Admin 391.
Other experience and credentials
David helped co-ordinate the defence campaign for Simon Singh in the British Chiropractic Association case which, in turn, led to the successful campaign for the Defamation Act 2013.
David acted successfully for Sally Bercow against a libel claim threatened by MigrationWatch, and he gave evidence on media matters to both the Leveson Inquiry and the Parliamentary joint committee on privacy injunctions.
David was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham and was called to the Bar in 1999. David then cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and went on to work for leading City law firms and the Treasury Solicitor. David joined Preiskel & Co in 2009.
In 2013, David was given the “mainstream media blogger of the year” award.
Lord Justice Leveson, Report into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press
Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013
“very good on litigation strategies”