Our People David Gourlay


David's strengths include not only a full understanding of the legal issues, but also, and most importantly, his clear appreciation of the business we are in.


David is a very experienced commercial lawyer with particular specialities in advising on outsourcing arrangements, IT procurement, commercial contracts, intellectual property (including brand management and protection), data protection and freedom of information compliance, cyber security and anti-bribery and corruption.

David is a member of the International Trade Marks Association and the INTA Emerging Issues Committee. He is listed in the 'WWL Thought Leaders: Data' 2023 report for Data Privacy & Protection, Data Information Technology and Data Security. He is also listed as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal 2023 for Data Privacy & Protection, Data Security and Information Security and in Who’s Who Legal 2022 as an expert in Trademarks.

David is ranked for Data Protection & Information Law and Information Technology in the 2023 edition of Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession. He is also recommended in the 2023 WTR (World Trademark Review) 1000.

  • Legal Expertise
  • Data Protection & Cyber Security
  • Information Technology & Outsourcing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Regulatory & Compliance