A selection of quotes can be found below:
"it was "no surprise" when he was made QC in 2014…he has a "very accommodating manner" and "very good brain." Chambers Asia Pacific 2016, Singapore: Arbitration: The English Bar
"Those instructing him find him "a pleasure to work with," citing his "unmatched clarity of thought and ability to distil complicated issues"." "A very impressive new silk who's very good on his feet and as a cross-examiner". Chambers Asia Pacific 2015, Singapore: Arbitration: The English Bar
"An advocate who displays effortless charm." "Very good with the clients, he's supportive and really does make you feel like he's fighting your corner." Chambers UK Bar 2015, Commercial Dispute Resolution
"David has a great response time and unmatched clarity of thought. It is always a pleasure to work with him." Chambers UK Bar 2015, International Arbitration: General Commercial and Insurance
"He is responsive, effective and clear in his analysis of problems." "He is an amazingly easy person to work with and a good strategist." Chambers UK Bar 2015, Shipping & Commodities
‘A superstar; very fair, very clever, and a phenomenal cross-examiner who has just become one of the youngest-ever silks.’ The Legal 500 2014, UK - Commodities
‘Incisive and unflappable; he will flourish as a silk.’ The Legal 500 2014, UK - Energy
‘Hardworking, focused and very good at communicating complex issues’ The Legal 500 2014, UK - International arbitration
'Potential instructors agree that the fact that "he has a very good grasp of the law and is very commercially attuned" constitutes another secret of his success, one observing: "It's disappointing when someone beats us to him!"' Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014, Singapore : Dispute Resolution: The English Bar
"He is one of the rising stars and destined for great things. He is very user-friendly, commercial in his approach and very bright." "Having much more senior people on the opposite side doesn't faze him." Chambers UK 2014, Shipping & Commodities
"He has always been a very strong advocate, and is a very impressive performer." Chambers UK 2014, Commercial Dispute Resolution
"David Lewis is ‘an incredible talent'" : The Legal 500 2013, Shipping.
"David Lewis is 'a charming and effortless advocate'" : Legal 500 2013, International Arbitration.
"...identified as an "excellent junior who is more than capable of holding his own" against senior opposition.": Chambers UK 2013, Commercial Dispute Resolution.
"David Lewis is ‘unflappable under pressure and a first-rate drafter and cross-examiner'." - Legal 500 2012, International Arbitration.
"...someone who is "definitely going places". He is "totally unflappable", according to those who that use him.": Chambers UK 2012, Shipping & Commodities.
"David Lewis is 'excellent - extremely knowledgeable, well organised and capable of handling any case without a leader'." : Legal 500 2011, Commodities.
"The 'fiercely intelligent' David Lewis, who has returned from Singapore, gets excellent feedback for his 'superb turnaround with work', and is 'excellent with clients'." : Legal 500 2011, International Arbitration
"David Lewis is a 'quite brilliant junior barrister with in-depth knowledge, tactical and commercial awareness, and brilliant oral and written advocacy skills'" : Legal 500 2011, Shipping.
"First-class in every aspect...he is expected to go to even better things": Chambers UK 2010, Commercial Dispute Resolution.
"... considered by all to be a budding young junior who is "wise beyond his years"": Chambers UK 2010, Shipping & Commodities.
"Straightforward and sensible, David Lewis commands peer respect for his comprehensive knowledge of private international law disputes": Chambers UK 2009, Commercial Dispute Resolution.
"An impressive presence in Court, tipped by one interviewee to go all the way to the bench": Chambers UK 2009, Shipping & Commodities.
"David Lewis, "first-class in every respect", has made serious inroads into the commercial arbitration landscape, representing industry heavyweights in proceedings arising from sectors such as shipping. He has also shouldered responsibility for a number of large-scale trials": Chambers UK 2008.