David is an accredited mediator and a vociferous advocate of mediation as a means of dispute resolution. He regularly represents clients at mediation where his careful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of any given case, coupled with an imaginative approach to problem-solving, have enabled him to achieve exceptional outcomes for his clients.
Not every dispute is capable of resolution at mediation. However, even where cases do not settle, David will maximise the opportunity to use mediation as a vehicle to collect information and to test the strengths and weaknesses of his opponents’ cases.
Apart from his mediation experience, David has been engaged as an expert to provide Early Neutral Evaluation in property related cases.
"David is a great all-round barrister. His technical knowledge is second to none and he is very approachable." "David is a very commercial and very talented barrister."
Chambers UK 2023 (Commercial Dispute Resolution)
"Friendly, commercially-focused and a man who shows great attention to detail."
Chambers UK 2023 (Chancery)
"Highly knowledgeable but also approachable."
Chambers UK 2022 (Commercial Dispute Resolution)
"He is incredibly well respected."
Chambers UK 2022 (Chancery)
"He is so understanding, and he has an impeccable bedside manner. He just gets the job done, while being very pleasant about it." "He sees opportunities and threats as the case progresses and has the ability to provide reassurance in often complex issues."
Chambers UK 2021 (Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“His paperwork is excellent and his advocacy is calm and considered. When he’s in court, he almost gives off an aura of calm.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Highly professional and hard working.”
Legal 500 2020
Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (2008-2013)
Judge of the Property Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal (appointed 2013)
David is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and of the Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.
Member of the Association of Midland Mediators.
First class degree in Law from Cambridge University.
Wolfson Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn).
Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn).
Hubert Greenland Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn).