LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip. L.P. University of Edinburgh

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 regularly chairs tribunals of the Private Rented Housing Committee and the Homeowner Housing Committee. He is 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) publication imminent.


Standing Junior Counsel to Department of Work and Pensions (formerly

Social Security)

Private Rental housing panel

Homeowner housing Panel

Trustbar, the Faculty of Advocates Trusts Fiduciaries and Executries

Bar group