David Perry QC > Chambers of Simon Denison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison QC
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 > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

David Perry QC6KBW College HillA master in the courts, a genius. There are no safer hands in the legal planet.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

David Perry QC6KBW College HillA superb silk.

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

David Perry QC6KBW College HillDavid is an exceptional barrister who combines his deep knowledge of the law with excellent judgement and provides advice with charm and humanity. Clients love him and solicitors are always delighted to work with him.

An ‘excellent set’ praised for the quality of its counsel, the barristers at 6KBW College Hill prosecute and defend corporates and individuals involved in proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture matters, including freezing orders, disclosure orders, overseas applications, and civil and restraint proceedings. Paul Jarvis acts for the prosecution in R v Premsaran Patel, in which a trustee has brought proceedings in the Insolvency Court to determine a bankrupt party’s interest in property subject to restraint in confiscation proceedings. David Perry QC, leading William Hays, successfully defended a former CEO against an NCA application for cash forfeiture under POCA 2002. Jonathan Hall QC specialises in civil recovery matters.

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

David Perry QC6KBW College HillProbably the best criminal counsel of his generation. Impeccable judgement. The go to lawyer for corporate and government clients on the most complex and delicate legal issues.