David is a partner at Anthony Gold solicitors based in London Bridge but can see clients at various locations including Essex, East and Central London.
David qualified as a solicitor in June 1984 and specialises in family law and family dispute resolution. He is also a trained Collaborative Family lawyer and accredited Mediator which is the new effective way of resolving issues between separating couples without going to court. David has considerable experience in dealing with divorce, finance and children matters in relation to marital and cohabitation breakdown.
He is a National Committee member of the Resolution, the association that represents over 6500 family lawyers throughout the country and is an active member of the Family Dispute Resolution committee.
In June 2004 he was awarded an O.B.E. for his work in publicly funded legal services nationally and particularly in East London. David has been appointed a Deputy District Judge in 2008 and sits on the South East judicial circuit conduction family law and civil disputes. He became a partner at Anthony Gold in February 2016. Visit https://anthonygold.co.uk/
David sits on the family law editorial boards of Lexis Nexis’s Butterworth’s Family Law Service and Thomson Reuters Practical Law.
Areas of Expertise:
David specialises in family law and conducts the advocacy in the majority of his cases and he is a Higher Court Solicitor-Advocate (Civil Proceedings). He has particular expertise in resolving complex financial and children cases. David resolves many cases without the need for court proceedings by encouraging practical solutions that put children as the centre of family dispute resolution. David resolves the vast majority of family mediation cases that he undertakes ensuring outcomes that last.
David has given lectures and chaired conferences on legal services, family law and practice management. He has written many articles for periodicals and journals on both family law and family law dispute resolution.
He is a co-author of Resolution’s Family Law Handbook. David sits on the family law editorial boards of both Practical Law,Thomson Reuters and Lexis Nexis’s Butterworth’s Family Law Service.
David sits as an anti-discrimination chair for the Football Association.
David is recommended by the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Thomson Reuters ‘Superlawyers’ for family law and family mediation.
David is a member of Resolution‘s specialist Accreditation Panel of Expert Family Lawyers in the family finance, private law children and domestic abuse categories. David is a Higher Court Solicitor-Advocate in family and civil law proceedings. David is also a trained Collaborative Family lawyer and accredited Mediator which is the new effective way of resolving issues between separating couples. David is a member of and past assessor for the Law Society Family Law panel.
David has appeared as an expert commentator in relation to family law on BBC Radio 4′s Unreliable Evidence with Clive Anderson, You and Yours, Law in Action. Radio 5 live News, ITV News, and LBC News.
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News Articles and Other Publications:
Author of the Domestic Abuse section of Butterworth’s Family Law Service.
Contributor to Resolution’s Consent Order precedents – 2009
Contributor to Resolution’s Family Law Handbook – 2007
Other Relevant Experience
In 2014, 2007 and 2004, David gave evidence to the House of Commons Constitutional Affairs and Justice committees on behalf of Resolution in respect of family law.