Deputy Vice-President | The Law Society
David qualified in 1980, becoming a partner at Edwin Coe in 1984. He became Senior Partner of the Firm in 2011. David is a litigator. He is a claimants’ practitioner and has specialised in Group claims of all natures for over 25 years in the UK and the USA. Although in that context David undertakes some personal injury work his main focus is on commercial claims including competition claims and claims on behalf of shareholders. He is Head of both the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and the Group Action Litigation department.
David is the Deputy Vice-President of the Law Society. He is Chair of the Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the International Committee.
David is well known for his work on Brexit. He acted for one of the two claimants in the Article 50 litigation. He also chairs the Law Society Task Force on Brexit. As such he has written and lectured in the UK and Europe on the issues that arise in relation to Brexit and civil justice. He has also provided evidence to the Commons and Lords on those issues.
David has been a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee and the Civil Justice Council.
He is the author of and contributor to various books on civil justice and is consultant editor of the New Law Journal.