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David is a partner in our commercial dispute resolution team and leads the professional negligence practice. He joined Penningtons Manches from Wedlake Saint in 2011, having qualified as a solicitor in 1985 with a magic circle law firm.
He specialises in all aspects of dispute resolution and increasingly acts for claimants in high value, multi-party actions against solicitors and other professionals. He is currently advising on a claim for more than 90 prospective purchasers of holiday homes in failed property developments in Calabria, Italy. This case has several reported judgments covering interesting legal points and has received national press coverage. David is also acting for over 200 clients in four further substantial group action claims against solicitors following other unsuccessful off plan property investment schemes with losses of several million pounds.
Additionally, David has strong expertise in transport regulatory work, including representing clients at public inquiries and advising goods vehicle and passenger service operators on regulatory matters and road traffic prosecutions. A committee member of both the London and South Eastern Coach Passenger Transport Association and the Freight Transport Association’s Greater London Freight Council, he holds a Certificate of Professional Competence.
David is recommended in The Legal 500 as ‘top notch’.