Criminal Bar Association Director of International Affairs
David is Lead Defence Counsel before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in the Hague, where his client, along with the Co-Accused, including the Former President of Kosovo, are indicted for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. He previously was the only UK Lead Defence Counsel in The Special Tribunal for Lebanon proceedings ( 2011-2020) on the case concerning the assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, and was the only Counsel in the 2020 Judgment to secure an outright acquittal on all charges, with no prosecution appeal. He was also instructed in 2019-2020 in the Hague’s IRMCT, and, further, he advises the UNODC as an expert on counter-terrorism proceedings. He is the Co-Chair of Red Lion Chambers International Practice Group.