David is the Head of the London Office of Osborne Clarke and is a Partner in the International Employment Law Team.
David has over twenty five years’ experience advising businesses on all aspects of employment law. He frequently works with international organisations, helping them navigate the legal and cultural differences in European employment law. David has particular expertise in representing financial institutions and clients in the Tech, Media and Comms sector, particularly when facing reputational risk claims involving discrimination, bonuses and whistleblowing.
David is named as a leading employment lawyer in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500.
“…excellent. His years of experience and easy manner give him the gravitas and communication skills needed to be the complete employment law package.” (Chambers 2017)
“…laser-sharp focus and gets to the crux of the matter quickly”. (Legal 500 2016)
“…knowledgeable, consistent and reliable, with a quiet determination that is awe-inspiring,” He is a highly experienced adviser, and frequently works with major financial institutions on employment issues. (Chambers 2015)
“…has a strong, varied practice and is noticeably “well tuned-in to the commercial needs of businesses.” Clients value his willingness to “always provide a straight answer” and ability to “get to the heart of the matter quickly.” (Chambers 2013)
“The service is absolutely excellent, top-notch. Good value for money. He is “so focused doing his utmost best for us.” “… delivers timely guidance on complex litigation matters….”exudes confidence” and has a “great bedside manner, at the same time providing “sharply focused advice that displays a strong understanding of our business needs.” (Chambers 2012)
“He is able to anticipate the strategy of opponents. He knows what approach they’ll take and negotiates accordingly.” (Chambers 2011)
”proactive, practiced, strong legally” (Legal 500 2010)
”cool, calm, collected and just great in a crisis. He keeps us informed about all the risks involved in a case and is not afraid to tell us when we’ve got it wrong” (Chambers 2009)
He is able to “identify the important details and is always there on the phone when you need him” (Chambers 2008)