David's a lawyer who started asking "surely there's a better way of doing this?" 20 years ago, and hasn't stopped trying to answer that question ever since.

His focus is on understanding what matters to our clients, to help them make legal services work better for their business.  Drawing on the resources available across the firm, he can design and develop solutions with clients, to support their legal transformation agendas and to inform the firm's strategy.

He led the development of the firm's multi-award winning SmartDelivery approach to delivering legal services faster, better and cheaper through optimal combinations of people, process and technology.

He qualified and practised as a litigation lawyer in the City of London, before moving into law firm knowledge, risk and quality management at a number of international law firms.


  • 2012
    Joined Pinsent Masons
  • 1988
    St. Edmund Hall, Oxford - BA
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Out-Law / Insight by David Halliwell