David is a dual qualified medical doctor/solicitor and is a Founding Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He "changed horses" to law almost 25 years ago and nowadays he and Chris Howse lead a team of experienced healthcare lawyers which handle all types of clinical negligence claims, including complex high value and fatal accident claims.
As an experienced litigator, David has gained accreditation as a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in Hong Kong's Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. David has substantial advocacy experience representing clients before the Civil Courts, Coroner's Court and Medical and Dental Council.
David also has considerable experience in advising on mental health law, medical criminal proceedings, clinical trials and risk management issues.
David has a Master's Degree in Medical Law and Ethics which placed him on good stead to provide healthcare regulatory advice to healthcare professionals as well as institutional clients including hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, specialist group practices and corporate healthcare providers. In 2008, David was appointed as an Honorary Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine. He regularly lectures at HKU as well as to the Specialist Colleges. He also provides clients and others with training in healthcare law. He is an advisor to various entities including the British Medical Association (HK) and the Hong Kong Medical Association.
Outside of private practice, David has served on the governing boards of a government hospital and a major international school for many years. He is also a qualified coach with the Squash Rackets Association (UK) and he trains almost daily.