Mr David Dainty > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

23ES
1 Gray\'s Inn Square
WC1R 5AA
England

Position

David is regularly instructed in the Crown Court appearing in a range of matters on behalf of both the Prosecution and Defence.

David has experience of dealing with cases involving vulnerable witnesses and takes a sensitive approach to clients suffering from mental health issues. He is keen to develop a balanced practice and wants to build a reputation as a courageous and committed advocate.

David is on the CPS Advocacy Panel.

Recent Work:

R v AA (Aylesbury Crown Court) – represented a 20 year old man alleged to have committed two violent sexual assaults. Complainant was exceptionally vulnerable and in poor health so restrictions were imposed on cross-examination. Client acquitted after closing speech which the judge described as “helpful and eloquent”.

R v QN and Others (Aylesbury Crown Court) – led junior prosecuting members of a conspiracy to supply cannabis worth over £3million. Case centred around hours of surveillance evidence from undercover officers, supported by cell-site, ANPR and phone evidence. QN, who played a leading role, received nine years after trial.

R v AR (Luton Crown Court) – represented an 18 year old alleged to have threatened another male with a flick knife. Cross-examined four Crown witnesses present at the scene (two of which said that they saw a knife) and drew out substantial inconsistencies between each of their accounts. Client acquitted in 10 minutes.

R v RK (Central Criminal Court) – represented a man alleged to have submitted a number of falsified documents as part of an application for leave to remain. At the end of a five-day trial the judge remarked that David put his client’s case “forcefully” and with “conspicuous care and professional skill.”

R v DB and FQ (Croydon Crown Court) – prosecuted two men from South London who held a screwdriver to a young woman’s neck and robbed her of her mobile phones. FQ pleaded guilty on first day. DB convicted after a three-day trial involving critical legal argument relating to hearsay and bad character.

R v JG (Reading Crown Court) – prosecuted a man said to have burgled three homes in Reading over the course of one week. Issue in the case was identification. Utilised the evidence of a facial mapping expert at trial to secure convictions.

R v IC (Harrow Crown Court) – instructed as disclosure junior in historic sex case. Defendant was alleged to have raped and sexually abused his niece from the age of three. Defendant convicted on 11/13 counts and sentenced to 20 years’ custody.

Advisory Work:

R v BR (Nottingham Crown Court) – advised CPS on whether sentence imposed on 17 year old who pleaded guilty to a s.18 wounding (five stab wounds to the abdomen, chest and legs) was unduly lenient.

R v CE (Ealing Youth Court) – provided written advice on whether it was possible to judicially review the decision of the CPS to prosecute a 13 year old boy for possessing indecent images.

Career

Call date 2013

Memberships

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Criminal Bar Association, Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

Education

Durham University, LLB (2009- 2012) – 2:1, Kaplan Law School, BPTC (2012- 2013) Very Competent

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

David Dainty – 23ES ‘David is very professional and has a natural and persuasive way with the jury. ‘