2004, Inner Temple
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
David specialises in employment law and personal injury with a particular emphasis on clinical negligence and occupational disease.
David is approachable and pragmatic and has extensive experience in advisory work, settling pleadings and at trial. David brings a forensic analysis to cases that involve significant disputes of fact, contentious medical opinion and complex issues of causation and quantification. David's passion for science and medicine infuses his work. David is frequently instructed in cases involving psychiatric injury across all areas of his practice. David is experienced in disputes involving issues of potential exaggeration, fraud or fundamental dishonesty.
David is recognised by the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior in Employment on the Northern Circuit. David acts for both employers and employees in high value and often high-profile disputes in areas such as discrimination, whistleblowing, equal pay, employee competition/restrictive covenants and TUPE. David regularly provides human resource and employment advice directly to several businesses, including law firms. Since 2011 David has been a contributor to Daniel Barnett’s employment law email bulletins and in 2014 David attained a Masters’ degree in Employment Law with Distinction from the University of Leicester.
David has a thriving clinical negligence practice covering areas such as knee and hip replacement, cardiology, emergency medicine, oncology, optometry, psychiatric treatment, inflammatory bowel disease, hospital acquired infection, obstetrics and gynaecology, alternative practitioners, medication, dental surgery and product liability. David is experienced in navigating through contentious expert opinion and confidently tests expert evidence in conference. David is frequently instructed in fatal accident matters and appears at clinical negligence related inquests. David also accepts regulatory instructions and has appeared before the HCPC and NMC.
David deals with a wide range of occupational disease cases for claimants, defendants and insurers including mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions, noise induced hearing loss and acoustic shock, HAVS, COSHH and psychiatric injury/stress at work. David is experienced in advising on limitation issues including the credibility of claimants' cases on date of knowledge and matters relevant to section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980. David is confident in cross-examining both lay and expert witnesses at trial.
David is also regularly instructed in a wide range of other serious personal injury and fatal accident matters, usually on the multi-track, including product liability, employer’s liability, occupier’s liability and road traffic accident cases.
David is an accredited public access barrister and able to provide advice and advocacy services directly to businesses or individuals.
Employment - ranked Tier 1
"Very experienced across a panoply of employment matters." - Legal 500 2019
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