David has been a litigation lawyer since 1975 and is now a trial lawyer mainly in personal injury and insurance law. He has experience in brain injury, catastrophic and spinal injuries, chronic pain, orthopaedic and psychological injuries, soft tissue and neurological injuries, loss of senses such as hearing, smell, taste etc. He also has a special interest in adoption, Committees, probate, wills and estates including litigation. He is skilled in negotiation, advocacy and mediation.
David was a litigation solicitor in England in personal injury (motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and occupational disease and work related accidents) and commercial matters, and a litigation solicitor in Hong Kong doing primarily commercial litigation, personal injury, hotel law, solicitor’s negligence and acting as a prosecutor for the Law Society. Since re-qualifying in BC as a barrister and solicitor, he worked with a major down town firm before setting up a firm in Richmond with a colleague doing mainly personal injury and insurance law.
He is married with 2 children, is an avid tennis player and dog lover, and can be found walking his dogs most mornings at 6 am. He loves to cook food from around the world and indulge his passion for wine.
David got his law degree from Liverpool University in 1973 and re-qualified and was called to the BC Bar in 1994 after immigrating to Canada.
He is a member of the North Shore Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association.
David has worked in pro bono clinics in England and Hong Kong, sat on HK Law Society and HK Government Committees. In BC he volunteers with the CBA Lawyer Referral Service to give advice in certain areas of law. He was a director of the Adoptive Families Association of BC, set up Families with Children from China and co-chaired this organization for several years.
In Manning v. Algarde Estate 2008 BCSC 1129 the plaintiff sued the West Vancouver Police for the return of valuable gold coins she had been fortunate enough to find at a garage sale. Read Full Article