David was commissioned from Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1988. He served with the Regular and Territorial Army.
After leaving the Army, he worked for five years (two years training contract and three years PQE) as a solicitor in general practice.
David is public access qualified and accepts work on this basis in the fields of crime and courts martial.
Following his Call to the Bar David has represented clients successfully in the Court of Appeal and appears regularly in the Crown Court and Courts Martial.
As an ex solicitor he is happy to carry out work in the Magistrates Court and deal with cases through to and including the Court of Appeal.
David regularly acts for both the Prosecution and Defence in cases involving RSPCA and CPS animal cruelty cases.
David’s personal interests include Mountaineering, Cross Country Skiing, and in winter he is still known to build the occasional igloo… David is still active with a local University Mountaineering Club. He has, in the past, advised for film and TV on arctic and wilderness living skills.
In addition, David plays the Northumbrian and Highland Bagpipes at local folk music sessions.
Having recently become a father to a ‘tiny terror’, much of his spare time is now spent in life’s greatest and most rewarding challenge. Being Daddy.