David is a very experienced practitioner of clinical negligence litigation. He has a very extensive experience of cases involving most types of clinical injuries in most areas of clinical speciality.
As a senior junior, David is content and competent to undertake high value and complex cases without the input of Leading Counsel. However in cases of sufficient value and complexity, David is often led. David is used to working in large teams of experts and lawyers is happy to assist instructing solicitors to select the appropriate experts for a particular case.
David is consistently recommended as a leading barrister for clinical negligence cases. He is recommended as a band one clinical negligence barrister in Chambers and Partners 2017/2018 (“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.”) and as a leading personal injury and clinical negligence barrister in the Legal 500 guide 2017/2018 (“Very intelligent and knowledgeable on complex or novel legal points”).
David is on the Spinal Injuries Association list of barristers recommended for spinal injury litigation.
David often gives talks to solicitors and other professionals involved in clinical negligence litigation. He has been an invited speaker to AVMA events. David also undertakes high value personal injury cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries. His experience of doing so adds to his background knowledge of and familiarity with medical issues which helps him quickly to get to the heart of clinical negligence cases. David is a member of all five specialist subgroups in the clinical negligence team.
“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 2017
“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
Nottinghamshire County Council v Emma Bottomley (by her Litigation Friend Helen Ryan) and East Midlands Strategic
Health Authority (CA)  Med LR 407
Personal Injuries Bar Association
MA Juris, Christ Church, Oxon