LLB (First Class Honours) University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial

Land Law

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


David practices in commercial and public law. He has a particular expertise in property and contract matters, but also regularly acts for clients in professional negligence actions, insolvency and corporate cases, and construction disputes.

David called to the Bar in July 2014, having previously practised as a senior solicitor for a large commercial law firm.  Since calling, David has been instructed in a wide range of commercial disputes.    David is also developing a practice in public law, and has advised local authorities and petitioners since calling. In 2015, David was appointed a Standing Junior to the UK Government. He has appeared regularly in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court.

Whilst devilling, David was the joint recipient of the Faculty’s Lord Reid Scholarship.  He is a court reporter for Session Cases, a contributor to Court of Session Practice, and teaches property, trusts and succession law at the University of Edinburgh.  He is studying part-time for an LLM in public law.