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Consultant. Davidwas a First and Second Tier Judge in the Tax Chamber. He advises on property, commercial, tax and VAT matters. He has considerable experience advising charities. He is Chairman of the Provincial/ WalshTrust for Bolton and has worked with Charities at ground level, as a volunteer, secretary, Chairman, Trustee and a Director over the last 45 years.
Where/when you studied: Manchester University - law
Professional expertise before joining the firm: 35 years Partner Porter Hope and Knipe
When you joined the firm: May 1995 when my practice merged with Fieldings
Department responsibilities: Formerly Senior Partner now Consultant
Areas of special legal expertise: Commercial Property and Business Law VAT, Tax and Charity Law
Committees or organisations with which he has been involved:
Where educated: Sedbergh and Manchester University
First job: Articled Clerk Grundy Kershaw, Manchester
Hobbies: DIY specifically refurbishing properties including brick laying and construction, joinery, fitting bathrooms, kitchens etc, Guitar, Bridge, Charities, Writing, Theatre, Opera, music, golf and gardening
Favourite food: Malaysian
Favourite film: Dam Busters. I was camping in the Lake Districts when the Lancaster Bombers flew over our tent on the lakeside near Wray Castle (the Monar dam?)
Favourite group/artist: Beatles; Johnny Cash; Ella Fitzgerald; Cleo Lane all jazz (Traditional jazz preferred)
Ultimate holiday destination: New Zealand
Favourite sport/team: English Ruby Team; Sale
Favourite book: Any by Ian Rankin
Likes: Music; friends, parties; talking and hobbies above!
Personal ambition: To build a building company and live to 92
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