What others say about David

He strongly believed in personal contacts – from the senior partner at the top to the young junior associate at the bottom.

David’s usually busy with meeting with solicitors in city firms and travels around the world at least once a year. Consequently, he came to know the important players in all the major international law firms personally – and they would often turn to him for advice, and he’ll put together the best team of barristers for the related cases. They trusted his judgment and came to rely heavily on his advice and recommendations. Foreign law firms would turn to him for his advice when selecting London’s firm of solicitors to assist in a case.

Sir Bernard Eder

International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court

David is a man of complete integrity whose advice and counsel are universally respected.

David’s acute understanding of the way the Bar and international legal practices have been developing since the 1980s has shaped the future of those who were clerked by him. His leadership continues to enable the Commercial Bar to make the most of global opportunities accompanied by his kindness in helping all, whether they were his barristers in need of support at a time of personal difficulty, lawyers in the UK or elsewhere who needed advice, sometimes on a simple matter.

Lord Thomas

Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

He is impossible to beat in terms of client service and creativity.

David Grief is now internationally recognized as “a man of legendary status” and “the master” in his field of expertise.

VK Rajah SC

Retired Attorney-General of Singapore, and senior member of Duxton Hill Chambers

David has all the attributes of absolute professionalism, unquestionable integrity and someone you can always rely on to give you good advice.

Today, David is known to almost every important law firm in Singapore, from the largest to the smaller boutique firms with only 2 or 3 partners.

Justice Quentin Loh

Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore

21st Century Chambers Management considered David to be the ‘father of clerking’.

No one in the Singapore legal industry possesses David’s skills and experience. He is internationally recognized as a master in his field of expertise.

Calvin Liang

Counsel, member of Duxton Hill Chambers

His consummate professionalism and his modest approach would make him a welcome addition.

In sum, David's unrivaled experience as a Senior Clerk in a leading dedicated international dispute resolution chamber.

Professor Reed

National University of Singapore

Through his energy and hard work he encouraged litigants from all over the world to use the Bar and also encouraged the arbitration side.

Lord Saville

Former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom