David joined the firm in January 2016 as a member of the Court of Protection team, having qualified as a solicitor in September 2015.
David completed his solicitor's training at Pannone LLP and latterly Slater and Gordon, where he gained a varied experience in; Construction Law, Clinical Negligence, Private Client and Criminal Law. It was David’s time in the Private Client team that influenced him most however, gaining experience in Lasting Powers of Attorney, wills drafting, Probate and establishing Personal Injury trusts, ultimately leading to him joining the firm to specialise in Court of Protection.
Since joining the firm, David has gained a wide understanding of the Court of Protection and mental capacity law. He manages a case load of files for clients covering a broad range of issues, including; property and finance, contested deputyship proceedings, deprivation of liberty questions, personal welfare and care proceedings. David regularly works with social workers in local authorities across the North West both in a professional capacity and also to provide training and guidance on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and The Court of Protection.
David also assists team members in the management of any Construction issues faced by clients of the firm, having spent time with one of Manchester’s leading Construction teams before joining us.
Outside of work, David regularly works with the Manchester Legal Advice Centre, offering free legal advice on capacity and welfare issues in the local community and he is an active member of the Manchester Young Solicitors Group, having being elected to their committee in 2017.
David has been nominated for Junior Lawyers Division Pro Bono Award in the LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2017.
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