[photo] David Parvin (2009)David Parvin (2009)






David prosecutes and defends a broad range of criminal cases with significant experience of magistrates' court and Crown Court trial advocacy. He has an approachable manner and is well liked by clients. He takes pride in thorough preparation and is prompt at communicating outcomes and advice.



  • English and European Law LLB (Hons) – Queen Mary University of London
  • Corporate and Commercial Law LLM – University College London
  • Bar Vocational Course – BPP Law School, London


 Notable Cases

  • R v H – Assault occasioning actual bodily harm - not guilty by reason of insanity
  • Shah, R (on the application of) v Central Criminal Court - Assault of a police constable in the execution of his duty - successful appeal against conviction
  • R v Odamo - Successful appeal against confiscation order - recoverable amount reduced from £750,000 to £87,000
  • R v M - s.18 GBH successful appeal against sentence - 6 years’ detention reduced to 4 years
  • R v L - Failure to provide a specimen for analysis - not guilty verdict
  • R v S - Artifice burglary - successful submission of no case to answer
  • R v L - Robbery - not guilty verdict
  • R v A - Theft by employee - not guilty verdict
  • R v B - Possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply - successful submission of no case to answer
  • R v F - Witness intimidation - not guilty verdict



  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Cybercrime Practitioners Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit