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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Criminal Regulatory

David is instructed on behalf of corporate bodies, their officers and other individuals in relation to criminal offences arising out of fatal and non-fatal accidents.


HSE v Jones Building Contractors Ltd [2017]

Representing defendant contractor company of Health and Safety offences brought against it following the death of a sub-contractor roofer. The company was cleared.

HSE v D (UK) [2016]

Representing defendant (delivery) company charged with offences under sections 2 and 3 HSWA following an injury to one of its contract workers

HSE v JBC Ltd [2016]

Representing defendant building company following the death in a fall from height of a contractor employed to undertake roofing work

CQC v Coverage Care Services Ltd [2016]

Represented defendant company who own / run 14 care homes in a prosecution brought by the CQC for an offence contained within Regulation 12(1) and 22 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 following a death in one of its care homes. These offences came into effect on 1 April 2015 and it is understood that this was the second prosecution under the Regulations

HSE v DHL Express (UK) Ltd [2015]

An employee of DHL suffered life-changing injuries when coupling his tractor unit to a trailer on uneven ground close-by to one of the company depots. The company pleaded guilty and was sentenced at the Central Criminal Court.

HSE v John Doyle Construction [2015]

John Doyle Construction Limited (“JD”) was a subcontractor working on the construction of a seven-storey hotel in London when operatives working for JD were removing false work from the sixth level of the building whilst employees of the main contractor were working on the exterior of the building at the third level. A primary beam was dropped which struck one of the operatives below, causing him extensive injuries.

One Stop

Represented the garage equipment services company following the death of one of its mechanics. He had been dismantling a “scissor” lift at a garage when he cut the hydraulic pipes causing the lift to collapse and crush him.


Represented the site foreman of a national construction company following the death of one of the company employees who was installing drainage pipes at a school.


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