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David Smith | Business Development Director

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Call: +44 (0)20 7427 4905 or email David Smith for further information.


David Smith is the Business Development Director responsible for all aspects of Business Law within chambers. He works closely with Dave Scothern and is assisted by Nicholas Levett, Adam Macdonald and Matthew Kill in the efficient day to day running of the team.

David is also responsible for the development and promotion of both individuals and practice groups that fall within the Business Law areas of chambers’ expertise. These include Banking, Business Crime, Financial Services, Commercial Fraud, Employment and Discrimination, Environment, Health and Safety, Pensions and International Services. Professional Negligence and Public Law issues within these fields are also managed by David and Dave Scothern.

David regularly attends meetings with clients to ensure strategies can be developed to accommodate clients’ needs and practice groups are aware of client’s expectations.

David started clerking in 1986 and since 2000 has clerked at a senior level at well respected commercial and public law sets. He joined Outer Temple Chambers in March 2011.

A member of the IBC, passing the BTEC Chambers’ Admin course in 1991, David continues to be updated by regularly attending continuing education programmes.

David is also the Founder of Legal Harmony and co-Founder of Fiscal Harmony. Legal Harmony is a choir competition for the legal sector that raises money for choirs’ charities. Legal Harmony was established in August 2013 and had its first competition in May 2014 at Southwark Cathedral, where seven choirs from firms of solicitors and chambers took part. The competition has gathered momentum so much so that in 2015 there were three competitions with 21 choirs taking part, all from solicitor firms and barrister chambers.

The concept of the competition has also captured the imagination of the Banking and Finance world so in July 2015 the inaugural Fiscal Harmony competition took place, with six choirs from the financial sector competing and raising money for charity.