David qualified as a solicitor with a leading London maritime firm of solicitors in 1995 and joined Pequod in September 2015.
In the twenty years between his qualification as a solicitor and joining Pequod, David has worked for a leading P&I and FD&D insurer, as in-house counsel trading company, Vitol and most recently for a London firm of maritime solicitors.
At Vitol he handled their cargo loss and contamination issues as well as their disputed demurrage and additional freight claims and their time charter and sales’ contract disputes. After leaving Vitol, he worked for a London maritime firm of solicitors where he handled High Court litigation actions and further ran LMAA and GAFTA arbitrations from initial advice to successful conclusions. His clients included the cargo insurance market, commodity traders and ship owners and defence clubs.
David is a regular speaker for Asdem and Lloyd’s Academy and has also provided seminars to various trading houses, ship owners and P&I Clubs. David is a fluent French speaker.
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