Prior to deploying his expertise in the field of international sanctions, David worked for several years in the financial crime team at Eversheds Sutherland.  He successfully advises and defends in matters concerning the FCA, SFO, HMRC, NCA, CPS and the DOJ in the USA.  His expertise includes conducting bribery investigations and advising and dealing with money laundering risks and issues.

David brings expertise in international sanctions at a level usually found only within financial institutions, advising individuals, banks and corporates regarding their obligations in doing business around the world where there may be a possible sanctions exposure.


  • Representing the finance director of a global supermarket chain in a Serious Fraud Office investigation
  • Representing an energy company in respect of an investigation by the Metropolitan Police
  • Representing a foreign exchange trader in a Department of Justice investigation
  • Advising a global bank on its obligations when financing imports of armoured vehicles into Syria


David trained at Reed Smith, qualifying in 2009, before moving to the Financial Crime team at Eversheds Sutherland. In 2017, David moved to Kleinwort Hambros as the Senior Sanctions Officer within the Financial Crime team.

Accreditations and memberships

David is a member of the Law Society, the International Compliance Association and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.


David has spoken at the Infoline AML, Financial Crime and AML Forum, and the BPP Sanctions Forum.


David tries to attend as many pop concerts and musicals as he can. He is a passionate traveller and has visited every continent except Antarctica, which he intends to remedy at some point. David is a firm believer in the benefits of diversity, for individuals and business, and has been involved in the LGBT+ agenda since he was a trainee solicitor.