David Malone > Red Lion Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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“Approachable but impressive, he commands the attention of any room” Legal 500 (2019)

David Malone is currently on a sabbatical from Red Lion Chambers. He intends to return to independent practice in September 2021. Until then he will be acting as a Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor (‘DCCP’) and a Deputy Head of Division for the Specialist Fraud Division (‘SFD’).

The profile below relates to David’s practice at the independent Bar:

He is an established leading barrister who provides advice and representation in high-profile and demanding cases across a wide-range of legal disciplines. He can be most frequently seen acting in serious criminal cases before the Crown Court and in the Court of Appeal.

David is accustomed to conducting cases in the full-glare of the media spotlight.

He originally trained as a biochemist and is well-equipped to deal with complex expert and scientific evidence.

David will act on a pro bono basis in appropriate cases where there are no other reasonable sources of funding. He has been commended by the Bar Council for his pro bono work.


Special mention by the Bar Council for pro bono work and a campaign which led to a change in the law (2014); Reviewer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit (2013-present);CPS Fraud Panel (2013-present); CPS Rape and Child Sexual Abuse Panel (2012-present); CPS General Panel at Grade 4 (highest grade) (2012-present);Head of Chambers, 1 Gray’s Inn Square (2010-2013; Road User Charging Adjudicator (2005-present); First approved by the CPS to prosecute rape and other serious sexual offences (2005);Pupil Supervisor (2005-present); Karmel Awards (2 consecutive awards) Gray’s Inn (1996 -1997)


Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit; Grays Inn


BSc(Hons) Biochemistry – Sheffield; Common Professional Exam – City University

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

David MaloneRed Lion ChambersA dedicated and impassioned criminal defence advocate. He has always displayed a very analytical and quick thinking mind, with brilliantly tailored advice. One of his best strengths is also the immediate and impactful presence with the client.