David Whittaker QC

David Whittaker QC

‘Simply the most capable advocate around.’

Legal 500 2019
Year of call: 1986 QC: 2019
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David Whittaker QC 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 appears in demanding, complex and high profile cases. His practice is wide-ranging. He is equally as comfortable advising companies being investigated for serious crime or regulatory matters and professionals or other hard-working individuals accused of crime that will tarnish their reputations or ruin their lives. No matter who he represents, he prepares his cases meticulously, formulates a strategy from the outset and, above all, has excellent client-care skills.

He has been described as “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.

David was shortlisted for the Crime Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018.

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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