David Whittaker QC

David Whittaker QC

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

Legal 500 2017
Year of call: 1986 QC: 2019
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv linkedin save

Criminal Defence

David continues to be instructed in cases of serious crime. He has recently been involved privately on two appeals against murder convictions (one of which featured on BBC’s “Newsnight”.) He is also instructed privately by high-profile individuals and professionals in motoring and other cases.


R v Harris [2017]

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 JR [2016]

Representing defendant charged with running a money laundering business

R v Lowe [2016]

Represented defendant charged with multiple counts of fraud by misrepresentation

R v DF [2016]

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 [2016]

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

R v Smith [2015]

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 [2015]

Representing 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 [2015]

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

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