David is a Legal Director in our London office, having joined Kennedys from another international law firm.

David’s insurance practice encompasses complex matters arising from professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ and financial institutions policies. He specialises in the defence of solicitors and advising insurers on coverage issues and policy response. David contributes to Kennedys’ and external publications and gives seminars to clients on a range of topical and legal issues.

David has significant experience of complex, high value and commercially sensitive matters, acting on coverage in respect of substantial claims concerning accountancy firms, solicitors firms, design professionals and entities insured under directors’ and officers’ and financial institutions policies. David also acts in the defence of high-value claims against firms of solicitors, structural engineers, design professionals, quantity and monitoring surveyors, development managers and cladding/fire safety contractors.

David is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).

Qualifications and admissions

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2008

Work highlights

  • Acted for a large US law firm in the defence of a multi-million pound claim brought in the High Court.
  • Acted for the prior practice of an international law firm and its insurers in defence of a complex breach of trust claim brought by a lending institution.
  • Acted for a firm of London solicitors and its insurers in defence of a series of claims brought by an unregulated collective investment scheme.
  • Advised an insurer client on a substantial claim brought under a crime and financial institutions policy in connection with the collapse of an armoured car/cash collection.
  • Acted for an industry-leading firm of development managers and its insurers in defence of a £140 million claim brought by an institutional investor.