Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

David is a vastly experienced personal injury practitioner, having advised and appeared in a wide variety of claims for claimants and defendants.

He is regularly instructed in cases involving accidents at work, road traffic claims, industrial diseases, professional negligence, and stress at work, including bullying and harassment leading to personal injury. He has a special interest in personal injury related limitation cases and has lectured and conducted seminars on the subject. 

Police & Prison Claims

David is one of the most experienced practitioners in claims against the police in the North-East and also advises frequently on all aspects of prison claims, including Judicial Review. He strongly believes this is an expanding area of work and welcomes the establishment of the Administrative Court in Leeds.


David has substanial Crown Court criminal advocacy experience. 


Personal Injury Bar Association


David has lectured frequently on all aspects of personal injury practice and crime.


  • MA University of Edinburgh
  • Blackstone Entrance Scholar, Middle Temple. 


Fluent French (written and spoken).

Clerking team

Steve Walker

Lead Civil Clerk

0191 245 9589

Lead Employment Clerk & Civil Clerk

0191 300 9359

Civil Clerk

0191 245 9556

Lead Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

0191 245 9521


01642 247 569

Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

0191 245 9550

Criminal & Regulatory Clerk

0191 245 9542

 One of the leading cases on answers to requests for further information in industrial disease cases.

one of the leading cases on suspicion before arrest. 

duties of a psychiatric ward towards a detained mental health patient. 

one of the most notable and significant local cases involving harassment in the workplace.