David was articled with Edwin Coe and qualified in 1980, becoming a partner in 1984. He was appointed Senior Partner of the Firm in April 2011. David specialises in commercial litigation including competition claims and claims on behalf of shareholders. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator. He is an assessor for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
David has worked on numerous high profile cases including the Railtrack shareholders' action against the Government, Northern Rock, Resort Hotels and E-District. He has represented many shareholder groups in complaints to the FSA and in private claims including Langbar, Mayflower and Torex. He represents depositors in KSF (Isle of Man) and investors in the Madoff fraud and the Stanford investment fund. He has developed a strong following in contentious competition work being involved in cases in front of the CAT, High Court and Competition Commission. He has for many years advised sovereign states on disputes in international tribunals and particularly specialises in work involving governments in sub-Saharan Africa.
David is President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Council member of the Law Society. His seat is for international practice.
David was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee in 1997. He was then appointed in 2002 as a member of the Civil Justice Council. He is the author of "Civil Procedure Rules", an associate editor of "Civil Practice Manual", on the editorial board of Butterworths' "The Civil Court Practice" ("the Green Book"), a contributor to the Law Society's "Civil Litigation Manual" and the author of two titles for Atkins Court Forms.