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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), David Birrell, Liverpool, ENGLAND

David Birrell

Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/david-birrell/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Criminal; Regulatory

Position

David has a busy criminal practice with specialisms in serious crime, professional discipline and local government work.

He is highly experienced in a wide range of criminal matters including sexual offences; drugs (conspiracy, supply, importation and production); fraud; homicide; serious violence and robbery; and money laundering. David is frequently instructed, both for the Crown and the Defence, in cases of rape and sexual assault. He has extensive experience of cases involving historic allegations, including against children. David is a specialist prosecutor in this field, having been appointed to the Crown Prosecution Service’s Rape and Child Sexual Abuse List.

He also specialises in road traffic offences, and has particular experience defending and prosecuting serious cases of dangerous driving involving expert evidence from vehicle examiners, road collision investigators and forensic toxicologists.

David also has experience of advising and representing the General Medical Council at hearings before Medical Practitioners Tribunals including Fitness to Practise hearings, Review hearings and Investigation Committee hearings.

Career

Called 2006

Languages

English
French

Member

  • Northern Circuit
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers (North West) Association

Education

  • Saint Edward’s College, Liverpool
  • University of Liverpool
  • L'Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Nottingham Law School

Leisure

David enjoys drama and has performed in a number of plays and productions in theatres in Liverpool.
He is a keen footballer and plays for the Liverpool Ramblers. He also enjoys road cycling.
Having lived, studied and worked in Paris, David speaks French fluently.

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