David advises public and private sector organisations on all aspects of regulatory, policy and governance advice.
Main areas of practice
David works with clients on issues of public law, governance and regulation with a particular focus on the health sector.
David has advised organisations on key projects including primary legislation for the NHS, the supply and administration of medicines and organisational change.
He is best known to clients for offering advice which is practical and reflects the political environment in which they operate.
David works with organisations across the public, voluntary and private sectors. These range from national regulators to charitable providers of health services and health tech companies. He has acted as an adviser to NHS England for several years.
David graduated from Queen’s University Belfast. He then worked in the in-house legal service for Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland before qualifying as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2007.
David has undertaken a series of three secondments to NHS England policy and legal teams. He draws on his experience in advising other public and health sector clients.
David has professional proficiency in German and a working knowledge of French and Spanish.
- Working with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, preparing instructions to Parliamentary Counsel on drafting the Health and Care Act 2022.
- Providing advice on medicines law to the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.
- Advising a major teaching hospital on its response to substantial regulatory intervention by the Care Quality Commission.
- Advising a market leading health tech company on compliance requirements for the handling of NHS patient data.
- Preparing a report for the Minister for Health and Social Services of the States of Jersey on options for governance of the health system.
David has interests in public law and healthcare policy in countries other than the UK. He has worked with local counsel in countries including the United Sates and Australia.