David is a Criminal Solicitor Advocate specialising in regulatory enforcement, corporate crime, financial crime and serious crime.
His expertise includes acting for accused individuals and companies in respect of alleged health and safety and environmental offences and investigations, serious road traffic offences, high value fraud and money laundering offences and proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. David has acted for professionals, high profile individuals and household-name organisations.
David has considerable advocacy experience representing accused in Courts and Tribunals throughout Scotland. He has significant experience in the preparation of serious, complex and sensitive matters before the High Court, Appeal Court and Supreme Court.
David is also experienced in defending extradition requests to both Category 1 and 2 territories and notably successfully represented the ‘requested person’ in Slovak Republic v Merica.
In 2017 David acted directly for an interested party in the first joint Fatal Accident Inquiry in Scottish legal history under the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 into deaths occurring at the Snowman and Jim Clark Rallies.
David was a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 ‘Crime’ category 2019 and a ‘Rising Star’ in the ‘Health and Safety’ category in 2020.
David’s professional memberships include the Society of Solicitor Advocates, Health & Safety Lawyers Association, Fraud Lawyers Association, Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers Association and the Scottish Medico-Legal Society.
Phone: 0141 221 8012