David has over 2 decades experience of criminal cases of the utmost gravity. He is regularly instructed for both prosecution and defence in cases of murder, serious sexual violence and fraud.
Recent cases include
R v TB - Newcastle Crown Court July 2015
Accused charged with substantial fraud on the European Fisheries Fund. Negotiated pleas with the prosecution to regulatory offences; fined £2,800 total.
Re: HP June 2015
Inquest into the death of marine scarp yard worker.
R v A  2 Cr App R (S) 12
The Court of Appeal gave guidance on the drafting of multiple incident counts and indictments.
R v F (Bournemouth Crown Court August 2014)
Successfully argued the accused, suffering acute psychotic disorder, was not guilty by reason of insanity
R v Conlin (Winchester Crown Court July 2014)
Led by Nigel Lickley Q.C. in the successful prosecution of a. father for the murder by shaking / trauma of his 4 and a half month old daughter. Case involved complex expert evidence relevant to causation and timing of injury.
R v S 2013
Defence of soldier charged with causing death of two civilians in road traffic collision Afghanistan.
R v G 2013
Defence of high value watch trader charged with substantial VAT fraud.
R v F 2011
Defence of man charged with serial rape and sexual assault of 5 victims from 1980 to 2010.
R v AL (2011)
Child cruelty - parent causing severe injuries (multiple fractures) to 5 month old child.
R v P (2011)
Haulier carrying catering trailer charged with causing death by dangerous driving when hatch opened and collided with traffic lights, resulting in death of pedestrian.
R v W and S (2011)
Defence of accused charged with wide ranging conspiracy to steal from fruit machines at service stations across the midlands and south of England.
R v B and B (2010)
Two men charged with the rape and buggery of a school friend when in Cyprus in 1988; neither had further connection with military but due to location and date of offence court martial the only available venue; successfully challenged terminating ruling by Judge Advocate.
R v S (2010)
Defence of the first ever prosecution by trading standards for selling legal highs.
R v F (2010)
Prosecuting international conspiracy to clone and distribute false credit cards.
R v MoD (ex p Al Sweady) (2009)
Judicial review of conduct by British Army at the ‘Battle of Danny Boy’ in Iraq.
Appeal against Court Martial sentences: has anything changed?  Crim L R 480
The Armed Forces Act 2006 - Civilianising Military Justice?  Crim L R 191