LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh

Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2007)

Special interests

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Company and commercial

Land Law

Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


Stable telephone number

0131 260 5830

Emma Potter

Andrew Veitch

Tracy Whitelaw


David has extensive experience in representing and advising clients in a wide range of commercial, property and trust and succession litigation. This includes commercial leases, partnership agreements, boundary, real burden and servitudes, interpretation of and challenges to wills and trusts, and trust variation and gratuitous alienations and unfair preferences.

He has acted as arbitrator, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is available for appointment to resolve disputes in all areas of his practice. He has a special interest in arbitration as a means of dispute resolution.

He chairs hearing of the Housing and Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. He is a past Chairman of TrustBar, the Faculty’s specialist group for trust, fiduciary and executry law.
He has co-authored Dundas and Bartos on the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (second edition) and Bartos and Meston on the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (sixth edition).


Dundas & Bartos on the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (2nd ed.)


Bartos & Meston on the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (6th ed.)


Greens' Annotated Rules of the Court of Session 1994 (Co-Annotator)

"Appeals, Corrections and Rent Review Reasoning",

2014 September - CIArb Scottish Branch

"Recovery of Documents: Teething Difficulties"

2013 March - CIArb Scottish Branch

"Legal Error Appeals: 'The First Shoot Appears' " December 2011, CIArb


Chair, Housing and Property Chamber of the First-Tier

Tribunal for Scotland: 2010 to date

Chairman, TrustBar (The Trusts Fiduciaries and Executries Bar Group):

2012 to 2015

Standing Junior Counsel to the Department of Work and Pensions:

2000 to 2015