David joined The City Law School in June 2013. As Director of Legal Practice he is the Course Director for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and the Director of Continuing Professional Development.
David qualified as a solicitor in 1993 practising mainly in the field of Civil Litigation. He first started teaching on the LPC at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1998 where he was the Director for the Part Time course. He was subsequently the Programme Director for the LPC at Manchester Metropolitan University before becoming the Head of Vocational Legal Studies at the University of Westminster.
During his time at Westminster, David established the first Solicitors Exempting Degree in London. He has helped to design new Part Time LPC courses at both Leeds and Manchester in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management. The latter course was developed with the aid of a grant of £90,000 from the government's Higher Level Skills Pathfinder Fund.
David has occupied a number of positions for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. He was a member of the working party which designed the Outcomes for the LPC. Currently, he is an SRA appointed external examiner and a member of the Authorisation and Validation panel for the LPC.
David is on the accreditation panel for the Law Society of Scotland and a Council member for the Central Applications Board. He has also acted as external adviser for a number of Universities in the development of postgraduate and professional programmes.
David has contributed a chapter on the Legal Environment for the first three editions of Wetherly and Otter The Business Environment: Themes and Issues. David's research interests concern the changing pattern of delivery of Legal Services with a particular focus on the interaction between Law and Technology.