Daniel Oscroft > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR

Work Department

Crime, regulatory and road traffic.


Daniel has a diverse and busy Crown Court criminal practice. He has extensive experience defending and prosecuting serious criminal cases all over the country, primarily in the West Midlands.

Daniel is regularly instructed in matters involving homicide, serious violence, fraud, drugs or sexual offences, both as a junior alone or being led. His recent cases have involved murder, high value frauds, rape and other sexual offences, death by dangerous driving, grievous bodily harm with intent, arson, kidnapping and blackmail, public order matters, revenue and customs offences and benefit fraud.

Daniel is particularly adept at quickly assimilating large amounts of evidence in order to narrow down the issues in the case. As a result of the variety of serious cases in which he has experience, he knows of the importance of rapidly gaining his client’s trust in order to get to the heart of any defence they may have. He is often instructed in complex cases or those with vulnerable defendants.

He also has extensive experience in offences of causing death by dangerous driving, death by careless driving, as well as non-fatal road traffic offences. Defendants involved in these kinds of cases often have different expectations and needs compared to other criminal cases. He is experienced at advising and reassuring his clients throughout their case, which can often be overwhelming for the individuals involved.

Daniel is a Grade 4 prosecutor for the CPS and has also been instructed to represent the Treasury Solicitor, local authorities, MOD Police and the DVSA.


Called 2003; Middle Temple.


Midland Circuit Technology Officer; Criminal Bar Association; Middle Temple.


University College London, MSci and Bsc 2:1 (Hons) Chemistry (1997-2001); Middle Temple, Harmsworth Major Scholar; College of Law, London, PgDL (2002), BVC (2003).