Call: 1992 QC: 2009
David specialises in commercial insurance and reinsurance, professional liability (principally accountants (both complex tax planning and auditors’ negligence), brokers and solicitors) and commercial product liability disputes. He has been described in the Directories as “a superb courtroom performer and deadly cross-examiner”, “tactically astute with a forensic approach to detail”, “very quick thinking on his feet”, “there is no part of a case which he does not familiarise himself with. There are no corners cut, he has everything at his fingertips in court", “an excellent QC - very meticulous, thorough and measured”, with “a measured style which earns the court’s trust” and “great with clients”.
David’s practice, both as a junior and now as a silk, has typically involved large-scale disputes in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division, the Technology and Construction Court and overseas. He enjoys working as part of a large, multi-disciplinary team, and places great emphasis on identifying and pursuing a strategy which meets his client’s commercial requirements.
David also accepts appointments to serve as either a sole or a party-nominated arbitrator in disputes in the UK and internationally.
David is an editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability and author of the chapter on Professional Indemnity Insurance in the 6th and (current) 7th editions.
David is a member of COMBAR, Tecbar and the Professional Negligence Bar Association.
David holds provisional registration in Part II of the DIFC Courts' Register of Practitioners.
David is an editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability and author of the chapter on Professional Indemnity Insurance in the 6th and (current) 7th editions
David’s contributions to Insurance Law Monthly include:
M.A. (Cambridge) Dip Law (City University)