David joined BTO’s busy Health and Safety, Regulatory and Criminal practice in June 2015 under the direction of Partners Clare Bone and Vikki Watt.
David is an experienced defence solicitor with considerable advocacy skills developed whilst appearing in criminal courts throughout Scotland. His particular area of expertise is in the defence of Health & Safety, Environmental, Financial, Road Traffic and other criminal and regulatory prosecutions. David also appears regularly on behalf of clients at Fatal Accident Inquiries.
David frequently provides assistance to clients in relation to proceedings raised under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. David is also experienced in the niche law of extradition and notably successfully represented the ‘requested person’ in the reported case of Slovak Republic v Merica.
David regularly receives referrals from colleagues in private client/civil firms seeking expert representation for their clients in relation to criminal matters.
Clients describe David’s guidance and representation as “first class”.
David is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association and the Scottish Young Lawyers Association.