After obtaining a law degree from Birmingham University, David was articled to London maritime lawyers, Sinclair Roche & Temperley . He came to Jersey in 1974 and worked as an Assistant Solicitor to an English Tax Practice, and then with a Jersey law firm, attending to their international commercial and tax work. He also established David Capps & Co English Solicitors from which Capco Trust has grown into one of Jersey's most recognisable independent service providers.
David’s interests include garden landscaping – particularly dry stone walling; walking; and the appreciation of art and a wide range of music. He is a Lay Reader at his local parish church; Chairman of the Mission to Seafarers Jersey Branch; a Governor of FCJ Primary School; and Chairman of Grace Trust Jersey, a charity that provides personal and practical help to Jersey’s homeless and needy.