David specialises in business law and franchising.
He acts as Company Secretary to a large number of companies including Retail Trust, Beezr/Bees NeesMedia, Talk Holiday, and for ten years was an Arcadia nominated Governor of Fashion Retail Academy.
David is an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) and acts as legal advisor to the BFA Franchise Group in Scotland. He was the first Scottish Lawyer recognised as a Qualified Franchise Professional by the BFA.
David is recommended in leading UK legal directories, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, in franchising and commercial law, where clients admire his broad commercial know-how and business-like manner. "He's just thoroughly professional and always offers good counsel. He has a wide knowledge of retail and a good network of people in the industry." Observers also note his "calm manner" and "strength at negotiation."
He became Honorary Consul in Glasgow to Latvia in 2016 and coordinates the Latvia country desk, part of Harper Macleod's international offering.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP, QFP
Joined the firm: 2009