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He plays a critical role in the firm’s strategic development, working across the firm to understand client need and market opportunity and charting a course for sustainable growth.
He works closely with the leadership team to deliver a strategic growth programme grounded in client insight and market analysis.
He is responsible for driving greater collaboration across TLT sectors, groups and locations, and is instrumental in developing a clear brand proposition.
He advises on client requirements for ongoing programmes at TLT, such as the firm’s FutureLaw innovation programme and its international strategy, as well new services lines and capabilities.
David was previously managing partner at TLT for nineteen years.
He is regarded by market commentators as the driving force behind TLT's exceptional growth, impressive client wins and strong financial performance over these two decades. He has also been commended by independent legal guide Chambers UK for his “strong leadership skills".
David is a corporate finance specialist by trade and is recommended as an expert by Legal 500, the independent guide to the UK legal sector. He speaks regularly on management issues and is a national committee member of the Managing Partners Forum, a member of The Law Society Law Management Section, and an elected member of the CBI South West.
In July 2019 David was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of England for his contribution to business and the law.