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David Cunningham


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Clients describe David as "a delight to work with" and "very experienced, diligent, insightful and responsive." (Chambers UK)

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As a partner in the commercial and IT team, David has over fifteen years’ experience of working on complex projects for clients in both the private and public sector. He specialises in commercial supply and procurement contracts and business process outsourcing projects in both the private and public sectors providing advice on a wide range of IT related and general commercial issues.

If you have a question for David please drop him an email - david.cunningham@clarionsolicitors.com.

"Throughout my career I have worked on a number of UK’s most high profile technology projects directly advising government, non-governmental bodies, banks, building societies and one of the world’s largest suppliers of healthcare informatics software on matters ranging from transport, policing and financial services to shared services, telecommunications and healthcare.

"As well as large scale projects I also act for clients on a full range of commercial and technology matters which include agreements to support software development, IT support services, disaster recovery services; computer games publishing and television production.

"With every client that I work for I take particular pride in working closely with clients in an embedded role, taking a lead legal and strategic role working closely to help them project manage and deliver each deal.

"At Clarion we have a great local profile and a fantastic portfolio of commercial clients.  I'm keen to build on the relationships which I've been developing throughout my career as a partner here and working with Matthew to grow the commercial practice over the coming years."

Career Path

1996 University of Hull, LLB

1997 College of Law, York Legal Practice Course

1998 Trained and qualified at Garretts (Andersen Legal)

2000 DLA Piper, Technology Media and Commercial

2006 Eversheds, Commercial

2012 Bond Dickinson, Commercial

2015 Partner, Clarion

He's very easy to work with. He's just very accommodating and he knows his stuff.

Chambers UK 2019

David is an absolute gem for IT public procurement help and is cost-conscious, insightful and extremely reliable.

Chambers UK 2018

David is very experienced and business-minded and is exceptional with public procurement and IT transactions.

Chambers UK 2017

Technically solid and committed to doing the right thing for his clients.

Chambers UK