David is a Deputy District Judge having been appointed in 2007. He sits in London and on the South East Circuit sitting in the civil jurisdiction. In 2010 David was one of only a small number of Deputy District Judges 'ticketed' to private law disputes concerning children. His expertise includes applications for ancillary relief/ financial orders arising out of divorce or civil partnership dissolution; applications for financial remedies under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 in respect of unmarried parents;
From 2005 - 2007 David was a member of the Legal Advisory Group to the Law Commission's Cohabitation project thereby assisting in the Law Commission's 2007 report and proposals for statutory reform of the law regarding the property rights of unmarried cohabitants o relationship breakdown. His strong interest in this particular area of law is further reflected on David's role as the FLBA Member on the Resolution 'Living Together' campaign and as the FLBA representative invited to give evidence to a parliamentary committee on possible reform of the law governing property claims between unmarried partners.