David is a Partner and Head of Commercial at Flint Bishop.
David’s role as a commercial lawyer includes advising a wide range of clients (from sole traders to multi-national corporations) on all aspects of contractual work from supply agreements to agency, distribution and outsourcing.
David has a particular interest and expertise in IT related matters, including hardware and software procurement, software licensing and all matters relating to e-commerce.
During the course of 2012, David spent several months working as part of the in-house legal team at legal publishing giant, Lexis Nexis. David thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity enormously and found it a fantastic insight into the workings of such a large organisation and the role of an in-house lawyer. David has maintained his relationship with Lexis Nexis as both a lawyer and as part of the editorial panel for their in-house PSL product.
David spends a lot of time conducting legal risk audits for businesses, using his bespoke audit process.
Together with advising on specific matters, David regularly provides training and seminars on contract law, the Bribery Act and intellectual property both to clients and students alike.
How can David help?
- Contracts and conditions for the sale or purchase of goods and/or services
- Contract negotiation and project management
- IT supply and support contracts
- Software and systems development and licensing agreements
- Collaboration, development and partnering arrangements
- Funding and grants arrangements
- Data Protection and Freedom of Information
- Advised on Derby County Football Club's agreement with Tickets.com
- Advised Wrexham FC on its commercial relationship with its new landlord Glyndwr University
- Advising clients on contracts for the delivery of work-based NVQ's funded by the Learning and Skills Council
- Helping Lexis Nexis amend their standard software license and professional services agreements.
"We have been using the commercial team at Flints for all our commercial contracts advice for years now and the service that David and Claire deliver is excellent. They are highly responsive, clear in their advice and always take a pragmatic and practical view on issues. Working with them on a fixed cost basis gives us the equivalent of a senior in-house team for a fraction of the cost of a single junior lawyer."
Glenn R. A. Martin, Group Financial Controller, Mirage Machines
"David has a deep knowledge of contractual matters and the business of football clubs and he applies this with a keen commercial eye. He has helped us with numerous contracts and is always responsive and clear in his advice. David is also very personable and the team at Derby County find him a pleasure to work with."
Derby County FC
"David demonstrates an in-depth knowledge, not only of contract law but also the software industry and the issues faced within an IT business generally. He applies this knowledge with a welcome balance of tenacity and commerciality which means that he has become an integral member of our team."
Guy Phillips, International Sales Director, Lexis Nexis
"David has an incredible talent for cutting to the chase and identifying the most important aspects of a problem in order to arrive at a well thought out conclusion. I find his approach to law and business very refreshing as he always demonstrates a very thorough knowledge in his areas of expertise yet manages to make you feel more like a colleague than a client, a rare quality in this profession! David also possesses an uncanny talent for connecting people with common interests in order to try and further their combined objectives. His introduction to and endorsement of any of his clients, associates or friends is sufficient for me to adopt them as a colleague and start working with them on the basis of total trust from day one."
Gerry Brennan, CEO & Founder, Cloudbooking Limited
"It’s all about people with David! Technical expertise of course, but above and beyond that is his exceptional interpersonal skills and his unquestionable commitment to both you and your business success."
Yvonne Allen, Marketing Executive, Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited
"David provides us with a range of contractual and compliance advice which helps us to protect ourselves from both commercial and regulatory risk. He is always accessible and responsive and working with him is like having our own in-house legal department but at a fraction of the cost."
Chris Young, Managing Director,
Future (Awards and Qualifications) Limited
"David handles all our contractual work at Huub and he does a great job for us. He always responds quickly to what we need and his advice is straightforward and practical and I always enjoy working with him. Having dealt with many lawyers, I was expecting the usual service of not really getting the sporting goods and sporting promotions arena. But thanks to David, my faith has been restored. He gets the space, the challenges and how the world of sporting goods may have its own nuances."
Dean Jackson, Owner and CEO, Huub Design
"We have worked with David for over 10 years and he has provided excellent support to both our online and physical retail operations. David’s advice (whether it’s on contractual issues, intellectual property or data protection) is always clear and, most importantly, commercial"
Jonathan Capener, Managing Director, The Outdoor and Country Store