David Whittaker

David Whittaker

“A calm and smooth operator in whom clients have complete confidence.”

Legal 500 2017
Year of call: 1986
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David Whittaker has for many years been acknowledged as a leading advocate in the fields of crime, fraud and regulatory matters and he is consistently ranked in the legal directories.

He is a practitioner of experience and distinction who regularly advises and appears in demanding and complex cases. He commonly represents professionals and companies being investigated or prosecuted for crime.

He has been described as “a very strong junior who is as good as, and in many cases better than, a number of existing silks”. He is “conscientious and hard-working”, personable and “charming with clients.”

David delivers training in relation to criminal and regulatory matters and has recently written the UK fraud chapter for a City solicitor’s firm.

David accepts Direct Access instructions.

What others say:

“At the top of his game and really well prepared.” – Chambers UK 2018

“A brilliant and assured junior who deals with a number of complex general criminal matters.” – Chambers UK 2018

“His solid personality gives clients a real confidence in his advice.” – Legal 500 2017

“He is extremely competent in every way.” – Chambers UK 2017

“One of the Bar’s outstanding criminal juniors. He is extremely hard-working, meticulous, and someone who has both good judgement and great presence in court.” – Chambers UK 2017

“An advocate for all seasons who is equally happy handling Court of Appeal cases as jury trials. He is extremely competent in every way.” – Chambers UK 2016

“He is sensible and has a very nice style in court – a very experienced advocate who is like a silk.” – Chambers UK 2016

“He has been consistently excellent over a number of years.” – Chambers UK 2015

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