"He is very grounded and pragmatic, and dedicated to exploring cases fully to ensure the best outcome for the client."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022
David practises in all aspects of private family law, with particular focus on the financial aspects of divorce and relationship breakdown.
He has represented clients at all levels of the Family Court including as a junior in the Supreme Court and in the Family Division of the High Court.
He has substantial experience of acting for high net worth clients in financial remedy proceeding in cases involving in excess of £10 million worth of assets, family companies, inherited assets, and cases with an international element. David writes on the law of nuptial agreements for the Practical Law Company (Thomson Reuters).
In addition to his court practice, David has wide experience of drafting nuptial agreements, opinions, skeleton arguments and pleadings.
David is frequently instructed in both private and court-based FDR appointments and combines robust advocacy with outcome focussed negotiations in the best interests of clients.
David has considerable experience of acting for spouses and cohabitants in financial remedy, TOLATA and Schedule 1 cases.
David has significant experience of acting for local authorities, parents and children’s guardians.
The Times 15 October 2013 (with Henry Setright QC and Edward Devereux for the father) concerning the ambit of the wardship jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the international abduction of children.
David is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.
"His preparation is detailed and he strenuously puts forward his clients cases in court, clearly and succinctly."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021