Dave specialises in catastrophic injury cases including brain injury, spinal injury and amputation. He deals with motor, employers' liability and highways cases. He acts for a large number of local authorities on maximum severity claims.

He is a member of the Law Society and FOIL. He was an assistant solicitor at Eking Manning, and appointed to partner in 1994. Dave joined Weightmans in 1999.


Insights High Court holds that Roberts v Johnstone is binding in decision not to award for special accommodation costs

Claimant denied award of special accommodation costs following serious injury on basis of ruling in Roberts v Johnstone

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