David became an employment consultant with Joelson in May 2020.
David is recommended in the prestigious Legal 500 independent guide to the UK legal profession for advising both employers and senior executives.
In advising clients on their employment issues David utilises his background experience in ground breaking heavyweight litigation (including securing victory for the families of the Omagh bombing victims in their landmark civil action against the Real IRA and for terrorism victims in the Almog v Arab Bank litigation).
David scored an important victory for UK employers in the Sunrise Brokers v Rodgers case in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, where he obtained an injunction to enforce restrictive covenants blocking an employee from joining a competitor for a lengthy period without payment of salary.
David is a trustee of Noah’s Ark Childrens’ Hospice (running its HR subcommittee) and is a Court member for the Guild of HR Professionals.
David gives “unstuffy and commercial” employment advice to employers across a wide range of industry sectors. His specialisms include post termination restrictions and injunctions, defending tribunal claims, exit tactics and disciplinary investigations. He is currently working with employer clients from the insurance, media, professional services and fund management sectors.
David also regularly acts for senior level executives where his specialisms include defending misconduct allegations and related disciplinary action, bringing tribunal claims, bonus claims and high value exit negotiations. He gives tactical advice with a focus on reputation protection.