David took his degree at Glasgow University getting a 2.1 Honours in Public Law. He graduated in 1979 and then did an apprenticeship, as it was then called, with the firm of Wright Johnston & Mackenzie in Glasgow. This involved mainly property and commercial work.
On qualifying, David joined the firm of John Wilson & Co,also in Glasgow and remained there for 6 years , the latter two as a Partner, dealing principally with property and commercial work, together with private client work. David was President of the Scottish Young Lawyers Association and then of the Glasgow Juridical Society.
In 1988 David set up Adie Hunter, Solicitors based in Newton Terrace, Glasgow where he remained for the next 29 years in partnership with Graeme Hunter. Adie Hunter over the years has built up a valuable client base of some institutional clients, some private clients and a large number of small and medium sized businesses.
During this time, David was also involved in teaching in the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University for some 9 years. He has contributed to post-qualifying legal education and has also sat since 1996 as a part time chairman of what were then called Social Security Appeal Tribunals and which are now called First Tier Tribunals of the Social Entitlement Chamber.
David’s hobbies include, cinema and theatre, walking, cycling, reading, travelling, dinghy and yacht sailing and scuba diving.