David has been rated for many years in the Directories as a leader in the fields of property litigation and professional liability claims. Since taking Silk in 2006, his practice has broadened to include a wide range of Chancery and commercial work.
He enjoys working as part of a team with other lawyers and experts in a broad range of disciplines, in relation to both litigation and advisory work. He relishes cases involving difficult questions of law but is also very alive to the client’s requirement for clear advice and commercial solutions. He accepts appointments as an arbitrator and is regularly instructed to participate in mediations. He also sits part-time as a deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division.
“A highly experienced silk whose broad commercial chancery experience feeds into his sophisticated professional negligence practice. He handles a broad range of claims arising from business and property disputes, and also takes on cases involving insurance elements. He’s a first-rate analyst of the facts, and an impressive authority in chancery law. He provides excellent, clear delivery to clients.” (Chambers & Partners 2017).
“A very sound and meticulous advocate who is very good at what he does.” “He is extremely intelligent with excellent client-handling skills” (Chambers & Partners 2016). “A very bright guy, who gets all the angles of a case. He’s diligent and conscientious.” “He is very thorough, as well as good-humoured and approachable” (Chambers & Partners 2015).
“Unbelievably brilliant. He is the advocate for all seasons, and fantastically easy to deal with. He’s incredibly direct in terms of identifying the problem, fantastic on his feet and a huge amount of fun.” “A master tactician,” “fantastic on complex areas of law and extremely collaborative in his approach. The lawyer’s lawyer.” (Chambers & Partners 2014).
“He adopts a client-friendly and very practical approach, and is a terrific strategic thinker.” “Never more at home than when dealing with tricky cases” (Legal 500, 2016).