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.
“Very bright and very strong on the technical law.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Pleasant and approachable, with a strong work ethic.”
Legal 500 2020
“He’s a very calming influence in the court, never appears to be aggressive at all but gets what he needs.” “Commercially minded and gets to the heart of the matter quickly.” “The quality of his knowledge is excellent.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Professional with an excellent depth of knowledge.” “He has a strong track record of winning.” “Recommended for commercial contract disputes and professional negligence claims.” “Recommended for landlord and tenant matters.”
Legal 500 2016
“Intelligent, personable and commercial.” “He’s very knowledgeable and good on technical points.” “He’s not only knowledgeable about the law but also commercially aware.”
Chambers UK 2016
“His expertise includes commercial contract disputes and professional negligence claims.” “Strong in his written advice and in conference with clients.”
Legal 500 2015
“Veteran junior with experience of handling commercial disputes in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He has an extensive experience in commercial contract and property disputes, as well as professional negligence claims.” “His cross-examination is a pleasure to watch because he is very probing and precise.” “He has amazing attention to detail and a brilliant ability to reduce all the information into the important points.”
Chambers UK 2015
“Has built a well-recognised chancery practice which covers both commercial and traditional work. He is especially noted for his expertise on property-related matters.” “He is very sharp, very user-friendly and on a high plane of intellectual activity.”
Chambers UK 2015
“A highly intelligent barrister with great people skills”, “his practice has grown to include complex arbitration and professional negligence claims” and is “well regarded for his experience in landlord and tenant matters.”
Legal 500 2014
“He is excellent in his field. He is very amenable and he is very good with clients.”
Chambers UK 2014
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)