Mr David Toal > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Criminal; Regulatory


David is a specialist criminal and regulatory barrister with over 20 years’ experience. He has developed a heavyweight criminal practice which is made up of predominately defence work, however he is instructed to prosecute significant cases for both the CPS and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

He is regularly instructed on cases involving motoring and vehicle crime including fatal and non-fatal accidents, frauds, car-ringing and road traffic offences.

David provides expert advice and representation to police officers facing misconduct proceedings (including appeals) as well as criminal charges.

He also advises and represents a wide-range of individuals including healthcare professionals, police officers, prison officers as well as large professional bodies in relation to inquests.


Called 1990


  • Northern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Gray’s Inn


  • St Bede’s College, Manchester and Urmston Grammar School for Boys
  • LLB (Hons) Degree
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law 1989

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

David Toal – Exchange Chambers ‘David is hard working and thorough, has excellent client care and is approachable and proactive in case preparation.’