David obtained his LLB summa cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban in 2005. David joined Cox Yeats in 2013 and was appointed partner in 2014. David was previously employed at an international law firm headquartered in London.
He specialises in Insurance Litigation and Construction and Infrastructure Law.
David’s experience in insurance litigation includes public liability claims, professional indemnity claims and construction industry related claims (Third Party Property Damage/ Loss od Support/ Collapses/ Deaths on Site and Department of Labour Inquiries /PAR/CAR/ fire/ Contractual Claims).
David also provides claims teams with input regarding policy response to claims made and assists with the drafting of representations to internal claims arbitrators and the Ombud.
David advises clients on the drafting of and enforcement of building industry specific contracts. He is experienced in negotiation and drafting of JBCC, NEC3, GCC and FIDIC agreements.
David has vast experience in Occupational Health and Safety in the built environment and has been involved in Collapse inquiries such as Tongaat Mall and the Grayston Drive bridge collapse. David was voted the top construction lawyer in South Africa in 2015 and 2017 by ILO Lexology. He has also been listed in “Best Lawyers”.View Media Articles View Legal Updates