David Pickering

Partner and Head of Department

David Pickering

Partner and Head of Department Manchester Family

David joined the JMW in May 2018 as Head of Private Client and Family Law.

David specialises in acting for clients following relationship breakdowns, involving all forms of assets, on and off shore including businesses, residential and commercial property, trusts and pensions. David has specialist expertise in cases involving assets located in Spain, France and elsewhere and dealing with offshore trusts.

Chambers and Partners describes David as "the wise man of the North and he can absolutely nail a case in two sentences. He's also a really tough litigator." "David Pickering is really commercially sound with great people skills."

David spent 23 years at Cobbetts witin the family team and 11 years at DWF as Head of Family.

Outside of work David enjoys spending time with his dogs Bobby and Busby, watching football (Manchester United) and playing golf.

Client Testimonials

"I was recommended David Pickering by a good friend who knew of his expertise in divorce dealings. From the first meeting with David, I was very reassured that my decision [for them] to assist me with my divorce was the right one."

"I had times of extreme lows with the pressures of my mothers sickness and the alienation of my daughter during this time and David sheltered me from stressful proceedings and used his initiative to deal with decisions on my behalf which were always the right ones. Another important person was Abigail Bennett who represented me in court. Between them I felt confident and amazed by their skills to source information to help my case which (not surprising) we won."

"David has huge experience and knowledge and steered me in the right direction at times when I needed guidance. I’m very grateful to him for all his support. A brilliant team who I would always recommend, not just because of the outcome, but the way they all took care of me. Thank you"

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