Following a career in the marine insurance industry, David became an Associate Member of Chambers in 2006 and has developed his practice as a maritime arbitrator and commercial disputes mediator. Outside Chambers, he continues to be active as a shipping and insurance consultant.
David spent the greater part of his commercial career at the firm of Thomas Miller in the City of London. Thomas Miller are one of the leading providers of management services to mutual insurance associations and captive insurance companies, spanning both the shipping and transport industries and the English professions, such as barristers and patent agents. Their most prominent businesses are the management of the United Kingdom P&I Club, the UK Defence Club, the TT (Through Transport) Club and the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund.
From his time in Millers, David gained wide experience in the shipping and transport and related insurance industries. He served as Chief Executive and then Chairman of the Miller group and was a Director of its regional subsidiaries in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He was resident in Hong Kong for some years and founded there the Miller group holding company for Asia Pacific.