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David Lock QC

Chairman

David Lock was called to the Bar in 1985 and made a QC in 2011.  He is currently based at Landmark Chambers in central London.

After spending 10 years at the Bar in Birmingham, David was elected as a Member of Parliament and was appointed to be a Minister at the Lord Chancellor’s Department from 1999 to 2001.  He has also served as a local councillor and chaired substantial Non-Departmental Public Bodies.  He has also worked within a major law firm; Mills & Reeve, leading the healthcare practice and seeing life from the other side of the solicitor/barrister divide.

David returned to full time legal practice at the Bar in January 2008 and took silk in 2011.  He has appeared in a series of high profile adminstrative and public law cases, acting for public bodies and against them.  He was on the panel of Treasury counsel before taking silk.

He is a recognised specialist in healthcare law and is one of the authors of the present edition of the leading practitioners’ book in the area, Grubb, Laing & McHale.  David is an expert member of the BMA Ethics Committee.  He has also appeared in leading cases concerning local government, police, prisoners’ rights and procurement law.

Between 2013 and 2016 David served as the Senior Independent Director of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham.

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