Expertise

David has been with the firm for more than 25 years, and specialises in transactional construction – spanning the energy & utilities, transport and national infrastructure sectors. He advises on all manner of procurements, from early contractor involvement, two stage tendering and construction management, to engineer, procure & construct.

David is the firm's Client Relationship Partner for FTSE100s National Grid and United Utilities. His experience includes advising / supporting:

  • FTSE 100 United Utilities on all manner of procurements, from its £1.5 billion NEC (Options A, C & E) based AMP6 & AMP7 works frameworks spanning its entire water and waste-water infrastructure (2015 – 2025), and waste-water treatment plant at Davyhulme & Oldham (each c£100million / IChemE Red Book), to its £120 million Cumbria Super Pipe crossing the Lake District National Park. Critically, David is currently advising on the first project to be procured via Ofwat's new funding model Direct Procurement for Customers – the £750 million HARP scheme, providing the resilient infrastructure needed to deliver drinking water to two million people in the North West.
  • FSTE 100 SSE on its NEC based EPC contract with Siemens for the design & construction of a new 840MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at Keadby 2, introducing first-of-a-kind, high efficiency gas-fired generation technology to the UK. Also on its agreement with Keltbray for the demolition of the iconic cooling towers at Ferrybridge C, and on its suite of (NEC based) construction precedents.
  • The Manchester Airport Group on its £1billion plus Transformation Programme at Manchester Airport, including the doubling in size of Terminal Two (via a two stage, NEC Option C target cost contract). Also on its capital works frameworks spanning Stansted, East Midlands and Manchester Airports, procured via the NEC ECC form, plus on its Stansted infrastructure works frameworks.
  • SGN on its £250 million G2W project (procured by the NI Regulator via direct licensing), comprising the construction of new transmission and distribution infrastructure, delivering gas to the West of Northern Ireland – advising at the both the project agreement level, and on the requisite (NEC ECC Option A based) works contracts and supply contracts.
  • HS1 on numerous agreements / contracts, regarding various works to (or in the vicinity of) its infrastructure; plus London Underground on the drafting of NEC based capital works frameworks (incorporating Options A & C).
Year Qualified
  • 1996
Education
  • Double First in Law (MA), Selwyn College, Cambridge University (1993).
  • Legal Practice Course (with Distinction), York College of Law (1994).
Professional Memberships
  • The Law Society of England & Wales