David Farquharson


David is co-Founder of Ignition Law and specialises in Corporate, Commercial, Employment and GDPR. He has focused his career on advising SMEs and entrepreneurs in the media, technology, oil & gas, renewables and other industries.

Ignition Law provides specialist corporate, commercial, and employment advice to start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs. The firmâ??s flexible and agile business model resonates with clients and the use of cloud-based technology allows Ignition to deliver excellent client service, build a sustainable working environment, and provide a significantly cost-effective approach.

David started his career at Herbert Smith Freehills and, most recently, was the Head of Corporate, Commercial and Employment Groups at boutique Covent Garden firm, Swan Turton.

Outside of Ignition, David is Chairman of a UK based conservation and education charity, and regularly lectures to the MBA Class at the London Business School, UCL postgraduate groups, and at other European universities. He also sits on a panel at the Oxford Saïd Business School.

Contact details

0203 432 4020 / david@ignition.law

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



University of Nottingham (BSc Psych), College of Law


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Chairman of Africat UK and Board Member of Africat Namibia â?? a charity focusing on conservation, education and community enhancement