Our Mediators

David is the principal of West London Mediation, which he founded in 2004. He qualified as a family mediator in 1999 and is a fully accredited member of the Family Mediation Association. He is recognized by the Legal Services Commission as able to provide mediation to publically funded clients.

From 2002-2012 he was the appointed mediator for the London Centre of Marriage Care, the Catholic Relationship Counselling Service.

David is also an accredited civil and commercial mediator with the ADR Group.

David has been in practice as a barrister for many years specializing in family law work, jointly owned property and inheritance disputes. As a barrister he practices from Goldsmith Chambers, Goldsmith Building, Temple EC4Y 7BL where he can be instructed through Direct Access.



David's handling of my divorce financial issues resulted in a very cost-effective settlement in the long run. David took over the ongoing case from a previous barrister and from the first meeting, I knew I had made the right decision, especially with the personal attention he gave the matter and was always easy to contact and have an open frank discussion with.

David's approach to the case, in addition to addressing the necessary facts and figures, was also focused on how the other party and the judge/court would view the circumstances and situation and plan two steps ahead and to put forward my case in the best possible circumstances and to negate any adverse impact by the other party and the court.

I am truly satisfied with his expert knowledge in Family Law and handling of my case and I can now leave my troubles behind and plan a new life.

Overall, I had confidence in David as my Barrister and that his approach was very comforting. I would highly recommend him.


I instructed David as part of the process leading to the resolution of the financial aspects of my divorce. I found communication with him – by email, on the phone or in person – very straightforward and effective. I worked very close to David, as he was instructed through the Direct Access (DA) scheme, therefore allowing direct contact without the filter of a solicitor.

David was always happy to explain procedural issues to me and provided a great deal of guidance for court documents which in the DA scheme are prepared by the client rather than their solicitor. He was very effective in pushing the other party into a compromise, ultimately to my benefit. When an agreement was eventually found, he worked very hard to craft the final order so that resolution of future disagreements would be straightforward.

During the hearing, directions received from the judge reflected very much David’s expectations on the outcome of the case, therefore showing his great understanding of the legal process. He went out of his way to ensure a speedy resolution of the proceedings, reaching a resolution in a much shorter timeframe than what we expected. For this reason, I was very impressed by his dedication and I would wholeheartedly recommend him.