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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 > Administrative and public law (including local government)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

David Perry QC6KBW College HillInstructed in national security matters.

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

David Perry QC6KBW COLLEGE HILLHe is cerebral and relishes a debate.

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

David Perry QC6KBW COLLEGE HILLHe commands a courtroom and brings gravity and depth to his cases.

6KBW COLLEGE HILL is widely recognised for its strength in extradition matters. In one example instruction, David Perry QC successfully defended Ilya Yurov, a former co-owner of a Russian bank, against the Russian authority’s request for his extradition to face fraud charges. In March 2019 Mark Weekes was appointed to the circuit bench.

London Bar > Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

David Perry QC6KBW COLLEGE HILLA silk who combines superb knowledge with a reassuring, yet confident, manner.

6KBW COLLEGE HILL‘s Jonathan Hall QC represented the National Crime Agency (NCA) in a high-profile asset recovery case against Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of a former chairman of a state-owned Azerbaijani bank who was convicted of embezzlement; the case marks the first time that the NCA issued an unexplained wealth order (UWO) after it was discovered that she had spent £16m in Harrods in a decade. Additionally, David Perry QC led William Hays in R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice, a Supreme Court case which considered whether part-payments made against a confiscation order would reduce the term of imprisonment in proportion to the original amount of the order, or the original amount with interest.