Specialising as an advocate and adviser in commercial disputes, David is a tenacious fighter in court and negotiations. He provides his clients with clear and practical advice.
David’s practice covers the full breadth of commercial work with a particular emphasis on: claims relating to the performance and termination of high-value commercial contracts; claims arising out of the sale of shares and businesses; shareholder disputes; commercial fraud disputes; and director and senior employee disputes.
He is listed by Chambers and Partners as a leading junior at the Commercial bar. The 2013 Edition notes market feedback describing David as "highly impressive… with excellent analytical skills” and as “a brilliant young advocate who inspires confidence with his exemplary client manner and comprehensive and commercial advice.”
David was also featured as a future “star at the bar” by Legal Week. Noting his “track-record in acting for businesses, senior managers and directors on subjects ranging from commercial fraud and shareholder disputes to urgent business-related injunctions” Legal Week reported commentators’ descriptions of David as “clever”, “well-rounded”and “very diligent and user-friendly”.
In addition to his extensive trial and interim applications experience, David has acted as Counsel in arbitrations under the ICC and LCIA rules. He also accepts instructions to represent and advise in relation to arbitrations under different rules and applications to Court in respect of such arbitrations.
Prior to coming to the Bar, David read law at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He took a Double First from Cambridge, in each year obtaining the highest grades in his college (Peterhouse) and winning scholarships from his college and the University. David next took a Masters in Law from Oxford as a scholar of the national Arts and Humanities Research Board (BCL, 2002, Brasenose College). He was then awarded a major scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn to study for the Bar (BVC, Inns of Court School of Law, 2003).