David has been instructed by developers, local planning authorities and third party objectors on major section 78 appeals (including superstores, airfields, MSAs, gas and oil terminals, wind farms, gypsies, listed buildings and basements) and on enforcement appeals. He has promoted local plans and UDPs on behalf of local authorities. For many years, he was the Department of Transport’s preferred counsel on major highway inquiries. He has appeared in many judicial review cases to quash planning permissions and local plans and in appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal against planning inspector’s decisions.
David has advised on compulsory purchase issues and has represented the Government, local authorities and objectors at compulsory purchase inquiries.
He has appeared courts at all levels acting both for the defence and the prosecution in prosecutions for breach of enforcement notices, of Tree Preservation Orders and of Stop Notices. As a Recorder, he has tried cases involving prosecutions for breach of planning control.
David has advised on, and appeared in, rating cases.
Other property litigation in which he has been instructed includes conveyancing, easements, restrictive covenants, sale of land, boundaries and probate.
David has been involved in a number of high profile consumer law cases, often involving Part VIII of the Enterprise Act 2002. He is the author of Chapter 3 “Civil Enforcement” of the leading textbook on consumer law “Consumer and Trading Standards Law and Practice”. He lectures regularly on Part VIII enforcement.
Much of David’s work is advisory. He has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of his advice and the speed with which it is returned.
David is the author of Chapter 3 “Civil Enforcement” of the leading textbook on consumer law “Consumer and Trading Standards Law and Practice” (Third Ed, 2013, Jordans). He lectures regularly on Part VIII enforcement.
- MA (Trinity College, Dublin)
- Diploma in Criminology (Clare College, Cambridge)
- Sometime Teaching Fellow of Osgood Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada
- Diploma in International Commercial & Comparative Arbitration (with Distinction) (Queen Mary College, University of London)
- Member of the Planning & Environment Bar Association
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
David is available to be appointed to sit as an arbitrator
David welcomes direct public access under the Bar Council’s public access scheme.