David was a partner in a leading Midlands firm of solicitors for many years before coming to the bar in 2001. He has always practised in criminal law and has extensive experience in most areas of the subject.
Having raced at a club and national level for two decades, he has a particular interest in motor sports and sits as a permanent chairman of the Motorsport UK National Court.
He has represented the interests of competitors from cadet karting to F1.
He has a busy largely defence based practice and has a good understanding of the needs of both solicitors and their clients. He now also undertakes Public Access work and welcomes instructions from both solicitors and the public.
Serious Sexual Offences
David regularly defends cases involving allegations of rape and serious sexual assault.
Motoring and Road Traffic
With over 30 years experience in dealing with the legal problems of road users throughout the UK, from transport operators to private motorists, David deals with all types of road traffic matters including:-
- Fatal Accident cases
- Cases involving catastrophic injury
- Excess alcohol and drug driving cases
- Speeding matters
- Dangerous or careless driving
- Construction and use offences
- VOSA prosecutions
- Traffic Commissioners hearings
- Licence and insurance matters
- Exceptional hardship cases
- Totting up disqualification
David will accept direct access instructions in appropriate cases and will deal with matters on a fixed fee basis.
Trading Standards, Consumer Protection & Food Safety
One of David’s interests is the Motor Trade. He has represented traders at all levels of the industry from franchised dealerships to small garages in relation to Trading Standards matters, particularly test purchase cases. He also prosecutes trading standards matters and is presently instructed with regard to cases in relation to the sale of counterfeit DVDs.
Fraud, Business and Financial Crime
For many years David has advised individuals, businesses and trade associations with regard to MTIC fraud and has dealt with problems arising from the mobile telecoms industry since its inception. He has acted as an advisor to “The Cook Report” and has assisted BBC Radio 4 in programs reporting on the industry.