David called to the Bar in 2021 as a Faculty Scholar. During his period of devilling, David gained experience in a variety of public law matters, including immigration, housing law, prison law and human rights cases. He was also involved in a number of commercial disputes and clinical negligence actions.
As a solicitor, David worked in the Healthcare, Public and Regulatory team at Anderson Strathern. David worked on a wide variety of public law matters and has substantial experience of judicial review and statutory appeals to the Court of Session. He also maintained a busy practice of medical negligence and assisted with property and construction disputes.
David has a specialist interest in professional disciplinary law. As a solicitor he regularly appeared either as Case Presenter or for the defence before the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Scottish Social Services Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.
David is heavily involved in legal education. He tutors in EU Law at the University of Edinburgh and previously sat on the Law Society of Scotland’s Education and Training Committee. He has published articles on human rights, public law, property law and civil procedure in a variety of academic journals.
Devilmasters: Dan Byrne, Paul Reid and Niall McCluskey
2018-2020: Solicitor, Anderson Strathern
2016-2018: Trainee Solicitor, Anderson Strathern
2015-2016: Parliamentary Assistant, Scottish Parliament
2020-2021: Faculty Scholarship, Faculty of Advocates
2016: Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, Distinction, University of Edinburgh
2015: LLB (Hons), First Class, University of Edinburgh
2018: Marion Simmons QC Memorial Essay Prize, Second Place – Essay on professional disciplinary law
2014: Oxford University Press Prize – Best performance in third year of the LLB