David will be appointed Queen’s Counsel in March 2021 following his successful application for silk in the 2020 competition.
David practices exclusively in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence and has done since 2001. He undertakes all areas of work within these two fields, including employers’ liability claims, industrial injury claims, Highways Act claims, other public liability claims, CRU appeals, CICA applications and inquests in the Coroner’s Court. He regularly gives talks and participates in seminars.
David has been consistently recommended as a leading barrister for clinical negligence cases. He is recommended as a band one clinical negligence barrister in the most recent edition of Chambers and Partners 2021 and as a leading personal injury and clinical negligence barrister in the most recent Legal 500 guide 2021.
David acts for both claimants and defendants and undertakes CFA work.
“Calm, measured and has great attention to detail and analytical skills.”
Legal 500 2021 (Personal Injury)
“He is approachable and a good negotiator, and he is keen to get the right result for his client.” “He has a very good eye for detail and he is immensely helpful when discussing cases.” “He is a very meticulous and knowledgeable barrister and I am always impressed by his advice.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Fantastically analytical and brilliant at interpreting medical evidence.”
Legal 500 2020
“David’s attention to detail is second to none. You know that if you instruct him on a case he will pour his soul into it and make sure that every aspect of the claim has been explored. There is no chance of something being missed.” “Hugely impressive when dealing with experts and focusing their minds.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Intelligent and tactically aware.”
Legal 500 2019
“Really cracking eye for detail and brilliant at getting experts on track.” “A proactive counsel, he is not scared to explore novel legal points.” “He is very understanding and very approachable with clients.”
Chambers UK 2018
“A safe pair of hands.”
Legal 500 2018
“Very intelligent and can absorb a huge amount of detail very quickly.” “Very little escapes his eye.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Second to none in analysing medical evidence.”
Legal 500 2016
“He has a really good eye for detail and is hugely impressive when dealing with experts and focusing their minds.” “He is very approachable, very thorough and always well prepared.”
Chambers UK 2016
Personal Injuries Bar Association