David is a respected media law specialist with over 20 years of experience gained at the BBC in London and at leading law firms. Since 2014, David has headed the BBC’s Programme Legal Advice Department which gives pre-publication advice across the BBC’s output including for programmes such as Panorama.
Prior to his current role, David worked in the BBC’s Litigation Department, defending the corporation in substantial libel claims and acting in leading cases concerning open justice and the independence of journalists.
David’s private practice experience was gained at Hogan Lovells and Olswang where he acted for national newspapers and corporations on media matters. David is a committee member of the Media Lawyers Association.