Business & Specialist Crime
David was junior counsel for the managing director of an outdoor adventure company in the first corporate gross negligence manslaughter case. Seven students died when their canoes capsized in Lyme Bay.
“‘He has a very effective style of cross-examination”
The Legal 500
experience & expertise
As well as defending David has prosecuted for the Crown Prosecution Service, Customs & Excise (VAT fraud and drug importation) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). He successfully conducted the CAA’s first prosecution of a commercial airline pilot who had negligently endangered his aircraft and passengers by mistaking the northern perimeter road at Heathrow for the runway.
He has defended doctors in fraud, sexual assault, drug and gross negligence manslaughter cases over many years.
Cases have included doctors indicted for sexual assault at Lincoln and Chelmsford Crown Courts.