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Called to the Bar in 1996

Practice Area: Crime

CPS Level 3

David is an experienced criminal barrister.

David acts for both the defence and the prosecution. 

David is a senior mentor in chambers.

To instruct David,  contact his clerks at or on 020 7936 2613.


David is an approachable and hardworking barrister with extensive experience in all areas of criminal law including murder, rape, other serious violence, drug importation and firearms. A defence practitioner for the majority of his seventeen year career but increasingly instructed to prosecute significant and complex fraud (level 3).

Short selection of cases of interest include:


CN – notorious murder of missing traveller Fred Moss.

DD – alleged stoning of father playing cricket with son on tennis court inducing heart attack by group of ten to thirteen year olds in Erith. Acquitted on appeal.

Rape/Historic sexual abuse

VJ – One month campaign of rape, kidnap, false imprisonment and sexual/physical assaults against partner involving cyber stalking. Acquitted of all sexual allegations.

FK – historic allegation of sustained campaign of sexual abuse against two of FK’s daughters. Acquitted on all counts.

AG – group rape allegation against thirteen year old complainant captured on mobile phone. No evidence offered on rape following successful exclusion of first two ABE videos at preparatory hearing.

Serious/organised violence/robberies

TP – armed four handed blackmail/s.18 wounding/kidnap arising from outstanding work debt. Acquitted of firearms charge.

BK – seven handed armed conspiracy to kidnap/violent disorder caught on CCTV. Acquitted of all matters after one month trial.

FB – Reported nationally as “Gone in 60 seconds” case involving carjacking campaign with girlfriend involving 22 cars worth £250,000 in six month period.

MB – 14 year old charged with three others with s.18 wounding/kidnap involving planned knife attack on 14 year old. Acquittal directed at half time due to insufficient evidence of identification.

Drug dealing/importation

JB – Operation Zambia. Six months conspiracy involving importation of significant quantities of cocaine and subsequent wholesale distribution throughout Essex. One of two acquitted after three months trial.

TW – Five handed conspiracy to import 80 kilos of cannabis.

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