David Povall > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square


David Povall practises across all areas of criminal law including fatal violence and serious sexual offences. Before coming to the Bar, he worked in financial services. He has a particular interest in financial crime and has recent experience in prosecuting and defending in significant fraud cases.

David has extensive experience of handling sensitive material from covert police investigations, including RIPA product. He has also handled many cases involving fitness to plead and mental health issues.

  • CPS Advocacy Panel Level 3
  • CPS Rape Panel
  • Lincoln’s Inn Advocacy Trainer

Recent cases include:

R v TB [2012]
Prosecuting a case of child sex abuse, concerning 6 complainants, an indictment period of 25 years, and allegations including multiple rapes.

R v KF [2010]
Leading for the defence in the case of an accountant accused of defrauding his clients.

R v AW & Others [2010]
Prosecuting six defendants for conspiracy to supply cocaine at a wholesale level, following a targeted police operation.


Broker in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market; called 2000; Lincoln’s Inn.


Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit, Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.


Stockport Grammar School; Birkbeck College, London (1999 LLB).