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.
Represented BBC project manager caught watching child abuse on a Zoom call. The defendant claimed he joined the chatroom to find “like-minded gay men” and was “surprised” by the images of child abuse being streamed. He received a suspended sentence. Kingston Crown Court.
Represented one of four defendants charged with conspiracy to rob a jewellery salesman of £4.1m worth of “chocolate diamond” items. The robbery took place after the retailer, Ernest Jones, advertised his location online. Kingston Crown Court.
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. Following a five week trial and an eight week retrial the defendant was acquitted of robbery, possession of an imitation firearm and causing GBH with intent. 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.
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