David is a Solicitor Advocate who specialises in real estate litigation. He acts for clients across a broad range of property related disputes, with a focus on disputes between commercial landlords and tenants. In particular, he regularly advises on dilapidations and service charge disputes as well as dealing with the recovery of arrears and the repossession of properties. David also advises on issues relating to landownership such as boundary disputes, the right to make use another's land and on telecommunications matters.
He has been involved in several complex Sheriff Court and Court of Session actions, appearing in the Sheriff Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland in a variety of hearings. He has worked closely with Counsel in the Court of Session where he now also has rights of audience. David also has experience of the Scottish Land Court as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution processes such as mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
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Clients have praised David for his direct, collegiate and commercial advice.
- A member of Advocacy by Brodies, David regularly prepares pleadings and legal opinions and has rights of audience in Court of Session, UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
- Draws on experience gained during a six-month secondment to the Scottish Government Legal Directorate, where he litigated on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
- A regular contributor to both external and internal seminars.
- Achieved LTC4 certification in both Time & Billing and Data Reports & Exhibits.