David Richards > Chambers of David Berkley QC > Bournemouth, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of David Berkley QC Offices
3PB BOURNEMOUTH, 30 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
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Crime, Public law and regulatory, Licensing, Marine and Fisheries.
Specialist trial advocate with extensive experience defending and prosecuting the full range of criminal offences. Recent cases include fraud, money laundering, serial rape and child cruelty.
Has appeared in and written on Courts martial. Has appeared for the Service Prosecuting Authority in a variety of cases in the Court Martial Appeal Court and High Court. Has taken judicial review and case stated to High Court and House of Lords.
Excellent with clients. Appeared on behalf of a lorry driver in a death by dangerous driving trial and the instructing solicitor commented that he took care to explain the case and process to the lay client making the trial a far easier experience for him. Is developing a practice in maritime law.
Called 1989; Middle Temple.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2
Members of 3PB are particularly experienced in health and safety cases, receiving both prosecution and defence instructions. Notable areas of specialism include maritime prosecutions and care home deaths, where David Richards and Nicholas Cotter are the key names to note respectively. Notable recent cases include Richards’ prosecution of a yacht operator for the gross negligence manslaughter of four sailors lost at sea, and Cotter’s defence of a care home after three patients died; the home was accused of negligent care following injuries sustained by the deceased upon falling out of a window.(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2