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David is partner and head of litigation. He is a well-known and highly regarded solicitor-advocate in both civil, criminal and family courts. He is an honorary professor of law at Brunel University where he regularly lectures on advocacy, fraud, and practical legal skills.

David is a Certified Fraud Examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

He has been listed for three consecutive years as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in the field of counter-fraud.

Known for a fearless yet savvy approach David represents many different types of clients.

He is experienced in many fields of Law including:
· Family law: Divorce, and mediation; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial contested cases; complex and standard financial remedies, with elements of fraud
· Child law including contact and residence
· General commercial litigation
· Management of reputation including consideration of risks of exposure, defamation, slander, libel
· Finance Litigation
· Trading Standards offences
· Civil and criminal fraud, including deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation
· Private prosecutions

Notable Cases:

Arena Property Services Limited v Europa 2000 Limited [2003] EWCA Civ 1943 – Rights to compensation, Party Walls Etc Act 1996

Neil Lennon v Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail Limited (2004) EWHC 359 (QB) (Defamation)

Re. M (Residence Order) [2007] ALL ER (D) 315 (Feb) (Right of foster carers to be joined into residence action)

Langbar International v Rybak & Ors Ch. Div HC06C00717 (Fraud, Deceit) (unreported)

Paul McCartney v Heather Mills McCartney Family Division [2008] EWHC 401 (Fam) Retained as McKenzie friend to Lady Heather Mills McCartney (Matrimonial, Financial)

Mills McCartney v McCartney [2008] CA (Matrimonial, Privacy)

Greenshores v Duncan Andrews & Ors [2013] EWHC 3399 QB (full disclosure when applying for Injunction)

Ecclestone v Elite Motors [2014] EWHC 29 (QB) (Nemo Dat Quod non Habet, third party rights)

American Express Services Europe Limited v Talib Jafar K Al-Shabrakah [2015] EWHC 3004 (QB) (Contractual dispute, fraud)

Renee Wasserman v Laurence Freilich [2016] EWHC 312 (QB) (Defamation)


The Law Society of England and Wales
Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA)
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI – Military think tank)
Britain in Europe (BIE – Academic think tank)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
Pyramus & Thisbe Club
John Carpenter Club

City of London School 1984 – 1991
Brunel University 1991 to 1995 LL B (Hons)
University of Law 1996 – 1997 Dip. Law
Admitted to the Law Society January 1999
Solicitor-Advocate Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings) 2003
Solicitor-Advocate Higher Courts (All Proceedings) 2010
Certified Fraud Examiner, ACFE, Texas, USA, 2011
Anticipated MSc Counter fraud and counter corruption