David is a parliamentary agent authorised to promote private bills in Parliament. He specialises in consents required for transport infrastructure schemes including hybrid bills and orders under the Transport and Works Act. He also advises on orders under the Harbours Act 1964 authorising port development. His work with environmental law issues includes environmental impact assessment relating to town and country planning, transport and other infrastructure authorisation. Other planning work encompasses compulsory acquisition and compensation. David advises extensively on public law, regulatory, administrative and constitutional law including the lawful exercise of powers, freedom of information, data protection, human rights legislation, EU law and public procurement. He is known as a commentator on the constitutional and EU law issues resulting from the Brexit referendum including the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (‘the Great Repeal Bill‘). He also advises on devolution issues associated with Brexit. David advises on legislative procedures including Private Members’ Bills and has drafted, promoted and opposed all kinds of legislation and amendments to public legislation. He advises on parliamentary select committees including preparation of witnesses.
David’s public procurement practice includes advising public authorities as to their obligations under EU Directives and the Public Contracts Regulations in the public purchasing of works, goods and services. David also advises on State aid, competition, grants and loans and Brexit.
Legal 500 UK 2018
Very knowledgeable and a sure judge of a case.
Chambers and Partners UK 2019