In addition to David’s experience in complex financial matters arising from divorce and separation, David also undertakes work relating to children disputes between parents, pre-nuptial agreements and living together agreements (often with an international dimension).
David’s clients are from all walks of life, including professionals, other lawyers, entrepreneurs, individuals in financial services, entertainment and sporting artists and from both national and international jurisdictions.
David has had several reported cases and in recent years obtained what was, at the time, the highest court awarded financial order for his client. The case established several legal principles, involved seven different jurisdictions and became the subject of a legal textbook authored by leading and junior counsel in the case.
David joined Rayden Solicitors in April 2021 from Mishcon de Reya where he had been a Partner in the Family Department since 2008.
David Lister is brilliant. He has a winning sense of humour and a real spark which clients love.
- M v M  EWHC 2534 (Family) The case was, at the time of adjudication, believed to be the largest court awarded divorce financial settlement. The litigation involved proceedings in Belize, the British Virgin Islans, Cyprus, Switzerland and the Seychelles.
- M v M  EWFC 3372 (Family) Application by wife for indemnity costs followings findings amounting to serious litigation misconduct by the husband and respondent companies in proceedings under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984. Applications granted.