Year of Call: 2003
Since calling at the Bar, although practicing across a range of areas, David's primary areas of practice have been Family Law, Personal Injury and Mental Health.
In the field of Family Law, he has been involved in cases regarding children, including Adoptions, Freeing for Adoption, Permanence Orders, Referrals from the Children's Hearing, Child Abduction and Contact and Residence Disputes. He has also dealt with financial provision following upon the end of relationships, including cohabitants claims on death and otherwise.
In the field of Personal Injury he has been involved in a range of cases including Industrial Disease and Fatal Claims.
David has been involved increasingly in mental health cases, in which he has a particular interest. He has appeared before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, on appeal and in judicial review proceedings. He has acted in cases dealing with restricted patients and also civil patients.
David deals with human rights issues in his practice across many areas of law. He regularly appears for clients in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. He is a well instructed member of the Junior Bar who focuses his attention where needed and is very pleasant to deal with.