David Durose QC > Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC
Furnival Chambers
32 FURNIVAL STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1JQ
England

Work Department

Serious crime, criminal/civil fraud, regulation/compliance, asset forfeiture.

Position

David Durose Q.C. has a criminal practice which largely focuses on prosecuting cases of complex fact and law, particularly fraud, corruption, money laundering and drugs conspiracies. He took silk in 2019. In his last year as a junior David was nominated for Crime Junior of the Year by the Legal 500. He is ranked in the Legal 500 in Criminal Fraud, and Chambers & Partners in Financial Crime. Recent endorsements include: “He’s devastating; his grasp of the detail is second-to-none, he knows his law and he’s an extremely effective cross-examiner.” “One of the best prosecutors out there, he leaves no stone unturned and is relentless. He’s committed, determined and thoroughly prepared” and “He is very intellectual and is a fantastic advocate.”

David has a particular interest and expertise in financial crime and regulatory offences, including cases covering diverse areas of fraud including banking fraud, mortgage fraud, boiler room fraud (shares, coloured diamonds, rare earth metals etc), MTIC carousels and advance fee fraud. He also prosecuted the first professional cricketer to be charged with “spot-fixing” during a county cricket match.

David is also frequently instructed in advice work, especially in relation to the consideration of charge in high profile cases of corruption, money laundering and large scale fraud. He has recently advised in matters regarding the potential prosecution of individuals such as police officers of the highest ranks and serving and former MEPs. He advises a major national newspaper in respect of the Bribery Act 2010. He is also instructed to advise and provide representation for the defence. 

Recently, David prosecuted R v Louanjli, a banker involved in assisting in the laundering of €100 million as part of Operation Yuletide. He is also currently instructed in pre-charge advice work, such as Operation Joseph (allegations of bribery involving serving police officers). Forthcoming cases include Operation Vanbrugh (a £50m Ponzi-style allegation of fraud) and Operation Cullinan, a boiler room fraud centred on the sale of coloured diamonds in which one of the defendants is a reality TV star.

Career

Called 1996.
Silk 2019.

Education

M.A. (Oxon) Mathematics

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

David Durose QCFurnival ChambersA well-prepared silk who knows his case in immaculate detail.