David was born in London and was educated at Hasmonean Grammar School, Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and University College London, where he obtained a Law Degree.
He qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and practised law in the West End between 1980 and 1999, specialising in property litigation. He has held the role of Registrar to the London Beth Din since 1999 and took on the additional role of Director of External and Legal Services in January 2009. David is also a member of the Board of Deputies Family Law Committee. He was a Governor of Hasmonean High School for fifteen years.