David is a barrister and King’s Counsel (“QC”) who specialised in public law, especially the law relating to healthcare in the UK, until his retirement from legal practice at the end of 2022. He remains an Associate member of Landmark Chambers, 180 Fleet Street, London and a Visiting Professor in Practice of Law at the London School of Economics. He is the lead author of “NHS Law and Practice”, which is the most comprehensive guide to the law of the NHS. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge and does cases about a whole range of human rights and family matters. He is Chair of the Prisoners of Conscience Charity.
David is married to Bernie and they live most of the time in the hills above Ludlow, Shropshire but they both spend occasional periods working in London.
David has had a varied and “interesting” career including time as a Member of Parliament and Government Minister and chairing national public bodies in the UK. He is a member the British Medical Association Medical Ethics Committee and chaired Innovation Birmingham Limited, which runs the Birmingham Science Park, for 6 years. until 2018.
David and Bernie were keen cyclists before their 3 children, all of who are now adults, made this difficult for about 20 years. They have now been able to return to cycling in between trying to earn a living and keeping all the other plates spinning.