David Whittaker QC

Barrister, QC

David Whittaker QC has for many years been acknowledged as a leading advocate in the fields of crime, financial crime, regulatory crime, private prosecutions and public inquiries and inquests.

He is recommended in two practice areas in Legal 500 2021: Crime (tier 1, 2020 silks) and Fraud (tier 1, 2020 silks); he is recommended in Chambers & Partners 2021 in Crime and Financial Crime.

David has extensive experience and he 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.” In court, he “is a superb advocate”, “has a delightful manner with the jury” whose “all round performance is outstanding”.

David’s current instructions include individuals charged with fraud and other serious criminal matters; companies charged under Health & Safety legislation; two private prosecutions; and, he is representing the project designer for the cladding sub-contractor in the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.

David delivers training in relation to criminal and regulatory matters and has written the UK fraud chapter for a firm of City solicitors.

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

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