David qualified with Eversheds LLP in 1987 and was a partner with Eversheds from 1997-2008. He headed up their health advice, clinical risk and injury risk teams in the North from 1995 onwards, and was their overall Head of Healthcare between 2006–08.
He has acted for the NHSLA since its inception and is client partner for a roster of NHS, insurer, broker and private sector health clients.
David joined the firm as Regional Senior Partner of the Newcastle office in November 2008 and remains in that role. That office opened with 30 staff and has grown to 110 as of 2016 with further expansion in the pipeline.
In addition, David is a member of the LLP Board, a CSG Board member, DACB Scotland Board member, he is Head of Med Mal Service Line, Head of PCR North Cluster, and a Member of Insurance Sector Leadership Executive.
He recruited our market leading construction team from Watson Burton in 2013, which is now 12 lawyers strong.
David is the firm's North East face in relation to the Northern Powerhouse and regularly appears at profiling events in support of that.
He has participated in the successful renewal of our full service procurement by the NHS LA, the firms second largest client
His latest project is the recruitment of a 20 lawyer team from another national firm who will arrive in our Newcastle office starting in May 2016.
In 2 years, he has built a standalone med mal service line, within our existing Clinical Risk product, which in 15-16 will generate fees of £1.6 million and is regarded as market leading, and has a unique lawyer led TPA service for insurers and corporates.