David has over 30 years' experience of regulatory investigations and enforcement, particularly in the fields of crisis management, work-related death, food safety, general health and safety and environmental incidents.
He led the team advising the terminal operator following the Buncefield explosions and fire in 2005; he was part of the team responding to the Morecambe Bay helicopter crash in 2006 and more recently the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. He was involved in advising a key player in the Potters Bar rail crash in 2002 and coronial work is very familiar territory; indeed he is sought after to prepare clients for inquests and to manage interested person issues and media interest in inquests, often at the most sensitive levels.
He has worked on numerous workplace fatality investigations. In the retail and consumer sector he has specialised in food safety and hygiene work as well as consumer protection and product safety. He successfully defended the first prosecution alleging that a norovirus outbreak was a breach of an employer's duty under health and safety legislation.
David was responsible for developing a 24/7 "Code Red" crisis management callout service to support clients involved in major and unfolding incidents.