Born near the dock lands of Hull, David practises in the dock lands of Cardiff where he is more comfortable defending clients in the dock.
He says he owes his thriving practice to the late paralegal Cathy Williams for whom he was the barrister of choice.
David completed his pupillage 1980-1981 in prestigious St. Ives Chambers in Birmingham.
In 1982 he helped establish the old Newport Chambers with Hilary Roberts, before spending 16 years in The Crown Prosecution Service during which time David married a Welsh girl and together they raised their children in Wales.
David was described by his Branch Crown Prosecutor as a ‘110% man’. It is fair to say David puts his all into trying to help his clients.
David is Direct Public Access and Litigation accredited. He is an approved Pupil Master.
Here are examples of just some of David’s casework:
R v M – Successful defence of man accused of the murder of gangster Courtney Davies
R v T & R v D – Two separate cases where manslaughter convictions were obtained. In T, against all reasonable expectation.
R v OSL – Client accused of Conspiracy to blow up, inter alia, Boris Johnson & The London Eye.
R v K – (Bristol Crown Court) Professional Boxer acquitted of rape and false imprisonment.
R v OS – (Isleworth) Client acquitted of rape and kidnap.
Mohammed Asghar & Mujahid v Five others – Successful defence of the Tort of Defamation in The High Court of Justice.
R v T – Successful defence of application by The National Crime Agency for forfeiture of in excess of twenty thousand Euros carried in holdall at airport
Proceeds of Crime
R v E – Successful application to vary Available Amount from £336,540.0p to £33,670.0p
R v AK – Successful appeal against conviction involving ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’.
R v MT – Successful appeal against conviction in Conspiracy case involving The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.