David Strong > Marriott Harrison LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Marriott Harrison LLP
80 Cheapside

Work Department

Venture Capital, Corporate, M&A


Partner and Head of Venture Capital in Marriott Harrison’s Corporate team.  David specialises in venture capital transactions, and also advises clients on a range of M&A and corporate matters. His clients include early-stage and fast-growth companies, along with some of the leading European specialist technology funds, who he regularly advises in relation to UK investments.


Joined Marriott Harrison in 2009, Partner since 2018.


Law Society


The University of Manchester (2005 -2008); BBP Law School (2008 -2009) LPC

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Venture capital

(Next Generation Partners)

David StrongMarriott Harrison LLP

Under the guidance of the ‘commercial and practical’ David Strong, Marriott Harrison LLP continues to gain market share and is recognised for its ‘very responsive and cost-efficient’ service and ‘diligent execution of transactions’. Although the team continues to develop its investee offering, it remains best-known for its advice to institutional investors, including core clients Accel, Balderton and Lightspeed, particularly in relation to Series A and B financings. Frances Spooner has an excellent understanding of investor requirements, having spent time in her career on secondment at VC funds, and is developing a core focus on impact investing, as well as work for female founders. David Bettis provides ‘very reactive and pragmatic’ advice to core institutional clients, as well as a number of pan-European funds. Other key individuals include the ‘knowledgeable and meticulous’ Graham Halliday, who was recently promoted to partner, and Daniel Jacob, who is ‘innovative in finding solutions’ for entrepreneurs and companies. The team also has ‘a strong bench of diligent associates’, including Kimberley Lam’s Descamps, who is ‘calm, reliable and efficient’.