DWF logo


DWF logo

            David Weir


            David is a Director in the insurance team specialising in pharmacists' negligence and drug error, historical abuse and rail claims as well as HSE related matters.

            David has extensive experience acting for a wide range of public and private sector clients in a variety of fields.

            David handles clinical negligence claims, particularly claims relating to pharmacists' negligence and drug errors. He also deals with PL and EL claims for pharmacies.

            He acts for a number of public authorities and their insurers in claims of historical abuse both where the alleged abusers are/were public servants or employees and where it is alleged that there has been a failure to protect victims or remove them from situations of abuse. We seek to recover any awards/costs payments made from the abusers where possible.

            He deals with El and PL claims for a number of rail clients including CAHA issues and apportionment of claims and recoveries between rail industry parties.

            He also deals with HSE and related investigations and prosecutions for clients ranging from local authorities and medical facilities to public transport companies, construction/demolition contractors, manufacturers, fun fairs and leisure organisations. The majority of matters relate to fatalities or serious injury but he also handles matters relating to industrial disease/COSHH as well as less serious injuries and "near misses".

            We use cookies to give you the best user experience on our website. Please let us know if you accept our use of cookies.

            Learn More

            Your Privacy

            When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. We mainly use this information to ensure the site works as you expect it to, and to learn how we can improve the experience in the future. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.
            Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change permissions. However, blocking some types of cookies may prevent certain site functionality from working as expected

            Functional cookies


            These cookies let you use the website and are required for the website to function as expected.

            These cookies are required

            Tracking cookies

            Anonymous cookies that help us understand the performance of our website and how we can improve the website experience for our users. Some of these may be set by third parties we trust, such as Google Analytics.

            They may also be used to personalise your experience on our website by remembering your preferences and settings.

            Marketing cookies

            These cookies are used to improve and personalise your experience with our brands. We may use these cookies to show adverts for our products, or measure the performance of our adverts.