MA (Hons) Edinburgh

LLB Glasgow

DipLP Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial

Land Law

Professional liability and regulation

Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


David called to the Bar in 2017 as the Lord Reid Scholar 2016 – 17.

David has gained significant experience of contractual disputes and professional liability (solicitors, tax advisers/ accountants and surveyors).  David has also gained experience of the winding up of companies and disputes both during insolvency and between solvent parties, particularly in relation to property and clawback claims.

Previously, David was qualified as a solicitor in Scotland as well as in England & Wales.  Having specialised in taxation and trusts as a solicitor, David has particular experience with taxation (particularly personal taxation) and disputes involving trustees, executors and charity trustees.  David has provided advice on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters relating to private individuals, trusts, businesses and charities.  He has experience of advising trustees and executors where the trust/ estate has cross-border or international elements, requiring consideration of private international law and double taxation treaties.