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David Savage

Barrister (non-practicing) and Solicitor, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
David Savage is a leading UK and international construction lawyer. He is a qualified solicitor and barrister.

David advises employers, contractors, and consultants on a wide range of building and civil engineering matters, both domestically and internationally. He also advises the firm’s private clients on high value residential construction projects. David has a wide experience of working on the various forms of standard conditions such as JCT, ICE, NEC, MF/1, IChemE and FIDIC, as well as numerous bespoke forms of construction contract. He advises on the full scope of construction issues ranging from procurement/contract strategies through to dispute avoidance/resolution.

In his international work, David is particularly focussed on the Middle East region. He has delivered training on FIDIC and the IChemE international contracts in both the UK and throughout the Middle East region, including in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Syria. David has had articles and commentary published in Building and Construction News, and is an editor of 'Partnering and Collaborative Working' (published by Informa Professional).

David is ranked as a Band 1 partner in Chambers 2020 for Construction.

David is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
Contributed to


Decennial insurance
Decennial insurance
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the concept of decennial liability and decennial insurance. It contrasts decennial insurance with latent defects insurance.

Latent defects insurance—why is it required and what is covered?
Latent defects insurance—why is it required and what is covered?
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains what latent defects are and what type of cover latent defects insurance provides. It examines how the policy operates, what the standard exclusions are and what the advantages and disadvantages are.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1994


  • Society of Construction Law


  • BA (2.1 Hons) (1993)
  • Bar Vocational Course (Very competent) (1994)


  • London School of Economics and Political Science (1990 - 1993)
  • Inns of Court School of Law (1993 - 1994)

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