David is in our contentious construction team and specialises in the resolution of construction, infrastructure and engineering disputes. He is a recognised expert in his field and in recent years he has been involved in some of Scotland’s largest and most high profile construction disputes including issues arising from the Edinburgh Trams Project, the Edinburgh Schools Project and the new Forth Crossing.

David has considerable experience in all forms of formal dispute resolution including litigation (from Sheriff Court to Supreme Court), arbitration, adjudication, mediation and expert determination. He lectures regularly on construction issues to clients and the wider construction industry.

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David’s clients and colleagues comment on his collaborative approach and reassuring manner in resolving complex disputes.

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  • A specialist in the resolution of construction and engineering disputes for over 27 years.
  • Has been involved in excess of 200 adjudications and over 50 PFI/PPP disputes.
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law and Adjudication Society.
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  • Band 1 ranked Construction Lawyer in Chambers UK 2024.
  • Ranked by Legal 500 UK 2024 as a Leading Individual – Construction.
  • Leading Construction Individual and Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal 2023.