David Smith | Practice Director
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David Smith is one of the Practice directors responsible for all aspects of Business Law within chambers. He works closely with Matt Sale, Nicholas Levett, Adam Macdonald, and Sura Mustafa 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, Matt and Nick.
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, established in August 2013 is a not-for-profit organisation for choirs in or connected to the legal industry. Legal Harmony’s ‘Clash of the Choirs’ competitions raise funds for and awareness of participating choirs’ nominated charities. Over 35 choirs, from barristers chambers and law firms have competed in the competitions. Legal Harmony has also broadened its remit to putting on non-competitive charity events: on 11th June 2015 David was asked by the American Bar Association to form a choir to perform at the Opening Ceremony of their 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta celebrations. 8 June 2016 saw a Charity Musical Gala at Central Hall Westminster, when a choir of over 200 (from law firms and barristers’ chambers) performed to an audience of one thousand, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra. David has also established Fiscal Harmony for the Banking and Finance sector which has attracted choirs from many major banks and financial establishments. Since its inception, Legal Harmony has raised nearly £50,000 for charity.