David is a specialist in construction, engineering and process engineering work. He is also experienced in and deals with general commercial dispute resolution and accepts appointments as adjudicator, arbitrator, and legal adviser to arbitrator. He is an accredited civil and commercial mediator.
David qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and as a solicitor advocate in 2004 and transferred to the Bar in 2013. Before qualifying as a solicitor he worked for many years in the construction, engineering and process engineering industries as a quantity surveyor, project manager and costs control manager with responsibility for a wide variety of projects throughout the UK, Ireland and the USA. He is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS), Chartered Builder (MCIOB) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
His professional qualifications, extensive practical experience and technical knowledge aid him in providing early case assessments and advise and dispute resolution support on all contractual and professional negligence matters.
His commercial dispute resolution experience covers a wide range of matters including general property related disputes, supply only contracts, labour only contracts, supply of goods and services, IT, disputes with utility providers, specialist manufacturing contracts and associated issues, and damage arising from hazardous materials, negligence and nuisance.
David has acted for a variety of clients including international employers, developers, consultants, major, medium and small contractors and specialist sub-contractors, individuals and insurers. He is a registered public access practitioner.
David is consistently recognised as a leading individual by Chambers and Partners UK and The Legal 500, and was recently named Construction Disputes – Barrister of the Year – UK at the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018.