David has always been a natural coach and mentor to those around him. I very much include myself as someone who has benefitted from his insightful candour and encouraging support. I know that many partners, lawyers and clients feel they have been helped significantly by his way of subtly conveying how they might adjust their navigation in certain situations. And I am familiar with some examples where he has really made a material difference to someone’s whole outlook and helped them reconfigure and re-energise their approach. David has a strong mix of personal savvy and thoughtfulness coupled with a reassuring demeanour. But above all it is his interest in others and a desire to see them fulfil themselves and be happy in themselves which shines throughout.