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."
Chambers UK 2023
"Highly knowledgeable but also approachable."
Chambers UK 2022
“He is the complete package: his drafting style is superb, he's a superb advocate and he's just a barrister who works with you.” “He is exceptionally good with clients and makes me feel at ease.”
Chambers UK 2021
“Very bright and very strong on the technical law.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Pleasant and approachable, with a strong work ethic.”
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)