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Chambers of William Clegg QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 1738
DX:
LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.2bedfordrow.co.uk

David Patience

Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
Email:
2 Bedford Row (Chambers of William Clegg QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in serious crime, fraud, professional discipline, inquests and judicial review. Recent cases include: led junior representing the former Deputy High Commissioner of the Gambia in tobacco duty fraud (R v Bojang & Ors – Southwark Crown Court, 2014); acting alone, representing defendant charged with ‘trolling’ a prominent female MP on Twitter (R v N – City of London Magistrates’ Court, 2014); led junior in the Mark Duggan Inquest (and judicial review proceedings that followed) on behalf of the SC&O 19 Officers (2013/4); led junior for only acquitted defendant in eight-handed, three month, VAT/CIS fraud trial (R v Harper & Ors – Birmingham Crown Court, 2013); led junior in Supreme Court case resulting in landmark ruling re: application of Article 6 ECHR to extradition proceedings (Lukaszewski and Ors [2012] UKSC 20); acting alone for the Crown, successfully, in a double-handed appeal against conviction (R v McDonagh [2012] EWHC Crim 2013). For more information, please see www.2bedfordrow.co.uk.

Career

Called 2009; Gray’s Inn.

Education

Oxford University, Jesus College, (BA (Hons)); City University (GDL); BPP (BVC).


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

David Patience - 2 Bedford Row ‘A very clever and hardworking barrister.’

Within: Crime (general crime)

2 Bedford Row prosecutes and defends the gamut of serious criminal cases, and some say it is ‘arguably the premier defence set in London’. Stephen Vullo QC and David Patience defended Rolf Harris in two trials, one in 2016 and a retrial in 2017 – in the latter, Harris, highly unusually, attended his own trial via video-link for health reasons and the matter ended after two hung juries. Richard Whittam QC prosecuted Thomas Mair, who was convicted of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

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