David is a Consultant in our Belfast office. He specialises in energy law, regulatory, corporate/commercial advice and planning/environmental advice. David worked as in-house Solicitor at Northern Ireland Electricity plc and ultimately Group Solicitor of Viridian Group plc for 26 years. David worked on the privatisation of Northern Ireland Electricity (now Northern Ireland Electricity plc) and advised both Northern Ireland Electricity plc and Viridian Group plc on corporate and energy matters. This included restructuring and divestment issues. He advised Northern Ireland Electricity on its functions and vires as a statutory corporation created by the Electricity (NI) Order 1992. In addition David worked as in house Consultant for the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation (NIAUR) advising on regulatory matters and its statutory functions as a public sector body under the Energy (NI) Order 2003. He currently works on renewable and other energy projects at Goodbody's.
David was a former Chairman of the Belfast Solicitors Association and The Employment Lawyers Group. He is currently on the Northern Ireland Advisory Board of the National Trust and is Chairperson of the Belfast Civic Trust. He is also board member of INTBAU Limited.