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David has 40 years’ experience defending cases of serious crime including homicide, kidnapping, ﬁrearms, drug and people traﬃcking, slavery, sexual oﬀences, complex fraud and confiscation.
Defending in a conspiracy to rob with the use of a firearm and a knife where the victim was attacked in his own home in front of his wife and young children and sustained life-threatening injuries. Five week trial in Maidstone Crown Court.
Defended a former professional footballer accused of money laundering. St. Albans Crown Court.
Defended an asylum seeker accused of attempted rape. Lincoln Crown Court.
Successfully defended one of two twin brothers accused of raping their nephew. Wolverhampton Crown Court
Defended in a conspiracy to steal from William Hill bookmakers by means of an inside man and a fake robbery where the prosecution case was heavily reliant upon telephone evidence. Three week trial in Kingston Crown Court.
Resisting the A-G’s referral of a sentence said to be unduly lenient for conspiracy to murder. Court of Appeal.
Defended a former Radio 1 DJ in relation to historic sexual offences where the prosecution eventually offered no evidence. Southwark Crown Court.
Successfully defended one of a number of people alleged to be involved in the large scale supply of class A drugs. Harrow Crown Court
Defended a member of a gang accused of the largest ever conspiracy to smuggle drugs and other contraband into HM Prisons throughout the Midlands and the North of England by the use of drones. Birmingham Crown Court
Successfully defended a shop manager alleged to have conspired to steal. Inner London Crown Court.
Successfully defended one of a group of Albanians alleged to have driven from Sheffield to London in order to kidnap the victim from the street before returning to a stronghold in Sheffield. The three week trial was substantially based upon circumstantial ANPR and telephone evidence. Harrow Crown Court.
Successfully defended one of four defendants accused of kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail. Central Criminal Court.
Successfully defended the manager of a money change business tried for conspiracy to launder £50 million three week trial at Kingston Crown Court.
Defended one of a number of ‘travellers’ alleged to have conspired to defraud in relation to over half a million pounds worth of unnecessary and defective building works. Harrow Crown Court.
Defending in a drugs related kidnap and false imprisonment. Isleworth Crown Court.
Leading counsel for one of three defendants in five week conspiracy to murder trial in a case almost entirely dependent upon telephone and cell-site evidence. Chelmsford Crown Court.