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David specialises in all areas of criminal law, both prosecution and defence, with significant experience of Crown Court and appellate advocacy involving serious and complex cases.

David has an approachable manner and is well liked by clients. He takes pride in thorough preparation and is prompt at communicating outcomes and advice.


In addition to his general criminal practice, David has a particular interest in fraud, cybercrime, money laundering and confiscation proceedings.

Recent cases

  • R v H (2015, Isleworth Crown Court) – assault occasioning actual bodily harm – not guilty by reason of insanity;
  • S, R (on the application of) v Central Criminal Court (2013, Divisional Court) – assault a police constable in the execution of his duty – successful appeal against conviction;
  • R v O (2013, Court of Appeal) – successful appeal against confiscation order – recoverable amount reduced from £750,000 to £87,000;
  • R v M (2015, Court of Appeal) – section 18 GBH successful appeal against sentence – 6 years’ detention reduced to 4 years;
  • R v S (2015, Snaresbrook Crown Court) – artifice burglary – successful submission of no case to answer;
  • R v L (2014, Harrow Crown Court) – robbery – not guilty verdict;
  • R v A (2014, Isleworth Crown Court) – theft by employee – not guilty verdict;
  • R v B (2013, Inner London Crown Court) – possession of a class A drug with intent to supply – successful submission of no case to answer;
  • R v F (2013, Harrow Crown Court) – witness intimidation – not guilty verdict.

Regulatory law

David has experience presenting cases involving regulatory law and often presents cases on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Accredited as a police station representative.


  • 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


  • Hardwicke Scholarship 2008
  • Sir Thomas Moore Bursary Award 2008


  • CPS advocates panel
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council external advocates panel