David specialises in business law and franchising.
He acts as Company Secretary to a large number of companies including Retail Trust, Beezr/Bees NeesMedia, and for ten years was an Arcadia nominated Governor of Fashion Retail Academy.
David is a consultant with Platinum Wave Franchise Consultancy
He is an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) and acts as legal advisor to the BFA Franchise Group in Scotland. He was the first Scottish Lawyer recognised as a Qualified Franchise Professional by the BFA.
David is recommended in leading UK legal directories, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, in franchising, where clients admire his broad commercial know-how and business-like manner. “He’s just thoroughly professional and always offers good counsel. He has a wide knowledge of retail and a good network of people in the industry.” Observers also note his “calm manner” and “strength at negotiation.”
David is on the Council of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and a Director of Glasgow International Jazz Festival.
He became Honorary Consul in Glasgow to Latvia