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Chambers of Simon Denison KC
6KBW College Hill


Described as a ‘phenomenally impressive’ silk who is ‘consistently viewed by peers as one of the hardest working and most committed silks at the Bar’, David Perry QC has a very diverse practice, handling complex domestic cases, advising overseas governments (for example, Mauritius and Bermuda), and is a top extradition expert. David has appeared in most of the important criminal appeals of recent years and is regularly instructed to appear in the Supreme Court, Privy Court and Court of Appeal. As Treasury Counsel, he acted in a wide range of high profile criminal trials. He has also appears in the criminal courts of Hong Kong, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and Northern Ireland. He frequently acts on behalf of the United Kingdom government in cases before the European Court of Human Rights. David has also appeared in shipping inquiries and advised the Government in relation to public inquiries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

David is a general editor of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.


Called 1980. Standing Counsel to the Department for Trade and Industry 1991; Junior Treasury Counsel 1997; Senior Treasury Counsel 2001; Deputy High Court Judge 2003; Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

David Perry KC6KBW College Hill

Members of 6KBW handle a range of proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture matters, with experience prosecuting and defending individuals and corporates in relation to freezing orders, disclosure orders, and overseas applications. Leading William Hays, David Perry KC advised the CPS in connection with issues relating to confiscation orders made in 2016 against two individuals, with further compensation orders sought by the prosecution concerning their roles in a line of acquisitive offending. In addition, in R v Premsaran Patel, Paul Jarvis acted for the CPS in relation to multiple offences of mortgage fraud, a prosecution accompanied by varying third party restraint orders.

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

David Perry KC6KBW College HillDavid is the doyen of the white collar criminal bar. This is recognised by both his peers and by the judiciary. He gets straight to the heart of the issue and gives clear and concise advice on the most complex of issues. Especially good for cross-border work, he has the most complete understanding of the law and the process, and is very experienced in how the UK regime interacts with those of other global enforcement agencies. As if all this was not enough, he is also incredibly good to work with, very accessible and responsive. A real delight.

6KBW College Hill offers significant expertise in bribery, corruption, and other financial crime cases, with a number of specialists in the Bribery Act, Enterprise Act, and the Financial Services and Markets Act handling Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, and other regulatory agency investigations and prosecutions into corporate malfeasance and crime. Alongside high-level domestic representations, the chambers also includes experts in cross-border cases, several including the involvement of the US Department of Justice. David Perry KC is a senior figure in the space, and regularly represents high-profile businesses in cross-border bribery and corruption cases, including complex elements such as Deferred Prosecution Agreements. Miranda Hill KC took silk in March 2022, and is regularly instructed by Magic Circle firms to act for major companies, including Amec Foster Wheeler in the SFO investigation into the company and its predecessor companies for suspected offences of bribery, corruption and related offences, resulting in a DPA. Katherine Hardcastle  continues to bolster her reputation, defending a number of DPAs, and representing global clients in SFO, HMRC, and international regulatory investigations, including high-profile financial services proceedings.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

David Perry KC6KBW College HillA superb silk.

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

David Perry KC6KBW College Hill

6KBW College Hill is frequently instructed by the CPS for the prosecution in high-profile international crime and extradition cases. Recent instructions include David Perry KC leading the ‘compelling advocateRosemary Davidson for the prosecution in Italy v Torzi Gianluigi, concerning an Italian man whose extradition was sought for Vatican-linked financial offences. In another matter, Ben Lloyd led a case acting for the CPS in relation to two requests from the Government of India for the extradition of an alleged arms dealer.