Role and Background
David founded DG Legal in 2000. It is the largest provider of strategic and compliance services operating in the legal sector only in England & Wales.
David has worked with several government departments including the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Legal Services Commission. He has also advised dozens of charities involved in the legal sector including the Legal Education Foundation, Comic Relief, Unbound Philanthropy, the Baring Foundation, Citizens Advice and the Law Centres Network.
He has also provided advice and assistance to hundreds of law firms and other legal organisations. He delivers specialist consultancy and training on a wide range of topics including business management & strategy, tendering, compliance and quality assurance. David has designed software to assist practitioners including Email Checker and Compliance Caddy, a best in class cloud-based practice management software that reduces the time that the COLP, COFA and Practice Managers spend on compliance, GDPR and training administration.
David is a writer for LexisNexis and a member of the Consulting Editorial Board for LexisPSL. David has also been responsible for the writing of a solicitors’ accreditation scheme assessment on behalf of the Law Society and leading the assessment marking team since 2003.
David also founded and regularly contributes to LegalVoice, a not-for-profit online magazine for legal professionals.
Prior to establishing DG Legal, David worked for Abbey, Marks & Spencer and the Legal Services Commission in varying senior management roles.
In 2016 David was appointed as a Commissioner advising Lord Bach on policy relating to Justice and Legal Aid.
What Clients Say
David and the team are brilliant! David really knows his stuff and is an excellent communicator. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Director, Alexander Shaw Solicitors Limited
Attended a course run by David in Leicester. David has a wealth of knowledge and is very informative, very competent and very articulate. David engaged really well with the whole group and kept everyone interested throughout the day. David also went out of his way to explain in great depth the legal aid tenders after the course. David is the real deal. I would always recommend.
Principal, Saracens Law
DG legal is a one stop shop for legal consultancy. The team headed by David has such a broad spectrum of experience that they are always able to provide first class advice whatever the situation. Their ongoing compliance toolkit is extremely user friendly and they are always one step ahead of compliance updates. We have used DG since 2006 and in that time their offering has only got stronger.
Director, ABV Solicitors