David Whittaker QC

David Whittaker QC

"His strengths are his incredible knowledge of law, analytical skills, client care and presentational skills in court. His all round performance is outstanding." "He's utterly charming, has a delightful manner with the jury and is forensically very strong."

Chambers UK 2020
Year of call: 1986 QC: 2019
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Criminal Defence

David continues to be instructed in cases of serious crime. He is often instructed privately by high-profile individuals and professionals in a variety of cases, including sexual assaults, coercive and controlling behaviour, death by dangerous driving and other motoring cases.

Recent Cases

R v A

Successfully represented a 16 year-old youth charged with attempted murder and robbery.

R v Green

Secured acquittals over 3 trials for G, who was charged with money laundering through bureaux de change, and G’s wife who was charged with mortgage fraud and money laundering.

R v E

On an indictment charging attempted rape and sexual assault the jury convicted this Cambridge student of the sexual assault on another Cambridge student.

R v PV

Successfully represented PV who was charged with death by dangerous driving even though he had no recollection of the collision. Expert defence witnesses were instructed from the UK and USA to give their opinion on the phenomenon of “looming”.

R v Harris

Successfully represented partner of TOWIE star charged with large-scale drug dealing, both cocaine and heroin. Harris was alleged to be the ringleader of a large-scale drug operation that was making weekly profits in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.

R v M

Successfully represented hedge-fund manager charged with coercive and controlling behaviour.

R v T

Successfully represented businessman charged with coercive and controlling behaviour.

R v Rosen

Represented defendant charged with running a money laundering business in which £30 million was laundered over a two-year period.

R v DF

Successfully represented a City employee charged with an offence of Assault by penetration under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003

R v DW

Successfully represented a property developer of assisting in the running of a brothel.

R v Smith

Represented defendant in a conspiracy to supply cocaine following an investigation that identified multi-kilo importations on 9-11 occasions over a 9- month period.

R v AB

Represented AB for sentence and in Court of Appeal following his convictions for sexual activity with 9 complainants between 1982 and 1989 whilst he had been working as a teacher at two schools.

R v BC

Successfully represented a 20-year old charged with unlawful sexual activity with a 14 year-old.


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