Family Law in Partnership Limited
Melbourne House, 46 Aldwych
0207 420 5000
Mediator | Collaborative Practitioner
Admitted in 1995 and partner at FLiP 2001. FLiP is a niche practice dealing exclusively in family law.
The legal directories Chambers UK, Chambers HNW and Legal 500 have all ranked David as a leading family lawyer for many years. He is ranked as a leading individual for both family law and family mediation in The Legal 500 UK 2020. In relation to his work as a mediator, Legal 500 UK comments: “David Allison is superb – he grasps the issues quickly, is no nonsense, genuinely cares about the clients and is excellent value for money.”
Chambers UK 2020 remarks that “David is smart, calm and charming. He exudes a quiet confidence and achieves impressive results without a lot of noise or fanfare”. Chambers HNW 2019 notes: “David is one of the few solicitors I recommend to family and friends,” adding that “his clients love him and are right to do so. David is smart, calm and charming. He exudes a quiet confidence and achieves impressive results without a lot of noise or fanfare.” Chambers UK 2018 and 2017 remark: “He is technically strong and always tries to resolve matters amicably” “He has significant expertise in cases involving alternative family structures and cohabitees.”
David has also appeared in the Citywealth Leaders List with comments including: “He sets expectations very squarely in terms of timing, cost and potential outcomes. He is diligent at following through on issues and is aware that his clients are busy and works to accommodate diaries.”
David is committed to a constructive approach to resolving issues. He is a trained mediator and has FMA senior mediator status. He trained as a collaborative lawyer in 2003 with the first group of lawyers to be trained in the UK.
David chairs the family law committee of IAFL and is a member of the UK & Ireland LGBT Family Law Institute. He is a former chair of the International Family Law Committee of the American Bar Association, International Section and is a past chair of Resolution, the family lawyers association for England & Wales.
David has been involved in a number of reported cases, including Golubovich v Golubovich (2010) 2 FLR 1614, Divall v Divall (2014) EWHC 95 Fam and Dobson v Griffey  EWHC 1117 (Ch)