David is an experienced solicitor and higher court advocate representing clients from both the police station though to the crown court. He has previously worked for two prestigious government departments assisting in some of the most important prosecution’s that have been prosecuted in the country, and has used these skills to develop a career in criminal law. Upon qualification in 2006, David decided that he wanted to a career in defending and worked at several high street criminal defence firms, however it was the reputation that GT Stewart offers in its approach to client care and going that extra step that persuaded David to joining GT Stewart Solicitors in July 2011. David has since developed to one of our most loyal and valuable members staff and his contribution has remained invaluable.
David defends all criminal law matters and has been involved in serious multi handed cases. David is well renewed for his client care and attention to detail. His notable recent cases are:
R V W – Litigator on an Crown Court acquittal on a S18 GBH where is alleged the defendant slashed another man in the face and body.
R v A – Represented a defendant charged with 120k illegal subletting benefit fraud reduced to 35k at sentence over an 8 years period. Defendant pleaded guilty and received community service by way of sentence.
R v I – 38k theft from a well known London estate agents over a prolonged period of time. D pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 15 month prison sentence suspended for 2 years when the sentencing guidelines indicated the starting point was 3 years.
R v K Represented a client charged with dangerous driving with a record of similar matters. David put forward exceptional mitigation including calling evidence from the client partner and the client received 15 months imprisonment suspended for 12 months with community service.
R v D – D pleaded guilty to blackmail and fraud of another . David persuaded the judge that the matter was suitable for a suspended sentence even though the defendant had previous convictions for the similar offences and the matter was particular