David is a consultant to the firm, having stepped down as a partner in 2017, after 32 years in the role.
He specialises in civil litigation and family law in both the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. He has also handled several high profile cases in the House of Lords and the UK Supreme Court.
As well as serving on a Law Society of Scotland committee on quality assurance in civil legal aid work across Scotland, David was a solicitor member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) from 2002 until 2010. He continues as a member of a SLAB committee dealing with high level, complex civil legal aid applications.
David is acting Secretary of the Lothian Valuation Appeal Panel. In addition, he is a long-standing adviser for a non-profit organisation’s legal clinic. For many years until September 2017 he was also a director of Family Mediation Lothian.