Planning, environmental, rights of way, countryside and compulsory purchase.
Partner and head of planning, Lanyon Bowdler June 2015 - present; dealing mainly with planning law and based within the agricultural and commercial team. Partner and head of planning and environmental law, SGH Martineau LLP April 2013 - June 2015. Legal Director, specialising in planning and development, DLA Piper (UK) LLP June 2007 - April 2013. Principal Solicitor (development services), Staffordshire County Council September 1994 - June 2007, local government lawyer, specialising in development services. David was recognised as being amongst the Highest Rated Planning Solicitors in 2017, and placed at number 25 in the country, in the recent independent survey conducted by Planning Resource.
Law Society (Solicitor of the Supreme Court); Royal Town Planning Associate (Legal Associate).
Various articles in trade and professional journals re planning, village greens and other topics.
Cycling, cricket (playing, qualified ECB coach and umpire), running and yoga. School Governor and latterly Chair of Governing Body at a large academy secondary school.