David has been with the firm since 1988 and is co-chair of Edwards Wildman Palmer's international Insurance & Reinsurance Department. He focuses on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance, including coverage, run-off and insolvency. His cases include insurance coverage disputes, (including third party liability, marine, financial institution, political risk, D&O and property insurance), reinsurance disputes, insurance/reinsurance run-off and insolvency, arbitration and commercial court litigation. He has extensive experience of Bermuda form arbitrations in London.
David was elected Chairman of the British Insurance Law Association in October 2012.
David is currently listed in three Legal Media Group 'Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers' publications, specifically: 'Litigation and Product Liability (2012)'; 'Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (2013)' and 'Best of the Best (2011) (Insurance and Reinsurance)'. The latter notes David as being amongst the top 10 legal practitioners for the insurance industry in the UK and one of the top 35 practitioners worldwide.
David is also noted in the current edition of the established legal directory The Legal 500 (UK) as being a 'Leading Individual' in the field of Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation and, to quote the publication, is 'one of the best around'. In Chambers & Partners Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers (UK), he is ranked in the top tier (Band 1) in the categories of Insurance: General Claims and Insurance: Reinsurance. David is also named as a leader in the field of insurance by the legal directory 'UK Legal Experts 2011' and is listed in 'The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers' - Insurance & Reinsurance 2011'.
David is described as "a market leader for direct insurance and reinsurance disputes" in Chambers UK 2012. Clients say: "He has very good technical knowledge and is pleasant to deal with. We are confident in his advice". The directory cites David as being "clearly one of the top lawyers across the board" and states that industry sources have "a tremendous amount of respect for his knowledge and capabilities".
David is also included in the latest edition of ‘Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom’ for Insurance Law work.
All of these publications are based on independent research processes.