David Cunningham > Clarion > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial and IT.


David is a partner in the commercial practice at Clarion and having spent 15 years working as a non-contentious commercial lawyer in a number of national and international practices. David has experience acting for both customers and suppliers across a number of sectors including the financial services, health and transport sectors each with an emphasis on technology and business process outsourcing. He specialises in technology and business process outsourcing in both the private and public sector and throughout his career has worked on a number of high profile projects for Transport for London (Congestion Charging Scheme), the Department of Health (National Programme for IT), Co-op financial services (Banking Transformation Programme) and the Highways Agency (National and Regional Traffic Information Services). He also works with InterSystems Corporation (a US based healthcare software provider) assisting with all their UK commercial legal work. In the past year David has advised The Highways Agency, The Ministry of Justice, Royal Mail and InterSystems.


Trained Garrets (Anderson Legal); trainee and solicitor, Garrets Anderson Legal 1998-2000; associate and senior associate DLA Piper 2000-06; senior and principal associate Eversheds 2006-2012; director Bond Dickinson 2012-2015; partner Clarion 2015 to date.


Newlands School, Middlesborough; University of Hull (1996 LLB (Hons) 2 (1)); College of Law, York (1997 Legal Practice Course).


Cycling, football including football coaching (Licensed FA level 1 coach).

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Fielding specialists in both contentious and non-contentious IT work, Clarion is a go-to name in the market for a mixture of global, national and regional clients including Nichols, Card Factory, InterSystems and Vocalink. Led by commercial group head Matthew Hattersley, the group also fields technology specialist David Cunningham and litigator Dominic Higham.