LL.B (Hons) University of Aberdeen

Dip. L.P. University of Aberdeen

Ph.D. University of Edinburgh


Special interests

Alternative dispute resolution

Company and commercial


Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


David has a practice covering his key interests in arbitration, trust work, general commercial work and contract.

David holds the degrees of LLB (Hons) (Aberdeen) and PhD (Edinburgh) and is an Honorary Lecturer in the Universities of Dundee, Aberdeen and the British University in Dubai. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (F.C.I.Arb), holds Chartered Status and is on the panels of many worldwide arbitration panels.  He has Higher Rights of Audience before the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) and has appeared before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. 

He is dual qualified and is a practising barrister member of 3PB Chambers, Temple, London.

He is an Ad-Hoc Advocate Depute. 


In the matter of an ICC Arbitration, Geneva, 2014 - ICC Case Number: 18644/FM/MHM

IP Limited v. The Hon Attorney General and the Government of Montserrat Claim No: MNIHCV2009/0002


The Law of Tourism in the United Kingdom, in European Travel Law

ed: Yacoub & Bedford (Wiley, 1997) (co-author)

Access to Justice: Lessons from the Sheriff Court?, in The Reform

of Civil Justice: ed H.L. MacQueen & B.G.M. Main: Hume Papers on

Public Policy Vol. 5 No. 4