David advises on all areas of media law and as a defamation and IP lawyer. He has been involved in high-profile libel, copyright and breach of confidence actions, international, diplomatic and sovereign immunity cases.
David Authored Reputations Under Fire, Public Scandal, Odium and Contempt, and The Official Secrets Act and is consistently highly rated in Chambers and Legal 500.
Times lawyer of week (2005)
Profiled The Lawyer (2000)
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"a 'respected and extremely experienced' solicitor who can be counted on to deliver sensible advice"
"excellent at what he does" - "'exceptionally well versed in publishing law' and 'mesmerising to watch in the courtroom'"
"absolutely top class: has 'sound publishing knowledge and experience'" - "recognised internationally for his presence in the libel field" - "'Exceptionally sensible', impresses his US publishing clients with his encyclopaedic knowledge of reputation management and defamation."
"understatedly excellent, vastly experienced, delightful, and knows the market inside and out"
"clients praise him as being 'invariably swift, astute and attuned to our needs ... distinguished player"
"tough opponent, effective and smart as a whip."
"excellent, hard-working and accurate"
"an old fox" "with clients to die for"