David is an experienced trial and appellate advocate who appears in the courts at all levels, in arbitrations and before specialist tribunals. David has a general civil litigation practice with a particular focus on complex contractual disputes, company and securities law, takeovers, competition law, regulatory investigations and class actions.
David graduated LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland in 1991. After a brief period at Bell Gully, he completed a PhD in law at the University of Cambridge and spent a year lecturing at the University of Chicago Law School. He then returned to Bell Gully where he was a litigation partner for 14 years before commencing practice as a barrister sole at Shortland Chambers in 2017.
For several years David has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a “Band 1” litigation lawyer and in 2016 was named Disputes Star of the Year for New Zealand at the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards.
LLB (Hons) (Auck) 1991
PhD (Cantab) 1996
Bigelow Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago Law School 1994-1995
Year Admitted: 1991
Barrister Sole: 2017