After graduating from Oxford and training with the firm, David joined the property litigation team in 2002. Since then, he has specialised in all aspects of commercial and residential property disputes for clients including private individuals, property investors and developers, landed estates, housing associations, telecommunications operators, government departments, charities, companies with large portfolios of operational property, pension funds and others.

David appears regularly in court as an advocate and frequently delivers talks and seminars to clients and others across the full range of his practice. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Away from his role at the firm, David is a Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern circuit.

Examples of experience include advising:
  • A private individual in a restrictive covenant dispute, securing a mandatory injunction to demolish a building constructed in breach of covenant and a permanent injunction to prevent further breaches and an order for indemnity costs
  • Acting for a housing association in securing three of the first injunctions in the country under the new Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • A property developer in a claim for breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment and securing an advantageous settlement
  • Acting for a national telecoms operator in managing its large portfolio of occupational sites, including advice under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and the Electronic Communications Code
  • Acting for a national infrastructure provider in significant dispute regarding repairing obligations with a sub-tenant.