David McDonald

Consultant


Qualifications
Civil Service Law Diploma – University of South Africa
Attorney’s Admission Diploma – University of Cape Town

Background
David MacDonald is a consultant at Bisset Boehmke McBlain and has more than 43 years’ experience.

David began his career in 1961 at the Master’s Office. He joined Bisset Boehmke McBlain in 1966 as a candidate attorney. In 1971, he was admitted as an attorney and notary and he was appointed as a professional assistant at Bisset Boehmke McBlain. He became a partner at the firm in 1975, practicing in the areas of commercial law, labour law, trust law and tax law.

During 1995, David served as the chairman and senior partner at Bisset Boehmke McBlain. Since 1996, David has served on various Cape Law Society committees (including serving as the president of the Cape Law Society from 2000 to 2002), as a member of the board of control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund, as co-chairperson of the Law Society of South Africa from 2002 to 2003 and as a member of the Law Society of South Africa task team on the Legal Practice Bill during 2009.

David is an elder and lay preacher in the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa and serves on various Church commissions and committees. He is also a keen ferroequinologist (i.e. a person who studies trains).

During 2004, David retired from the Bisset Boehmke McBlain partnership and was engaged as a consultant.

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