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Daniel Oscroft

Deputy Head of Crime

Call: 2003

"He is super intelligent, very creative and thinks outside the box."

Chambers UK 2024

"He's a great communicator: he's very good at breaking down quite complicated legal ideas and communicating them very effectively to all sorts of different lay clients."

Chambers UK 2024

Ranked in Band 2 Crime (Midlands)

Chambers UK 2024

"He is extremely hard-working and very bright."

Chambers UK 2023

"A good advocate who will stand his ground against a judge."

Chambers UK 2021

Daniel Oscroft has a diverse and busy criminal practice. He has extensive experience defending and prosecuting serious criminal cases all over the country, primarily in the West Midlands.

Daniel is regularly instructed in matters involving murder, serious violence, fraud, drugs, sexual offences, and death by driving cases. He is frequently instructed as a leading junior, as well as a junior alone, or being led by Kings Counsel.

Expertise

Crime

Daniel specialises in cases involving homicide, serious violence, organised crime and high-value fraud. His recent cases have included murder, multiple kilogram drug distribution, kidnap and torture, multi-million pound tax fraud, fabricated or induced illness (FII) child abuse, and causing death by dangerous driving.

In many of these cases the evidence was substantial and complex, requiring analysis of phone and cell site material, CCTV, and whole hard drives of digital evidence. His ability to quickly and efficiently read, digest and cross-reference vast quantities of material is a real advantage in more complicated cases. Daniel’s technological experience and ability is well known on the Midland Circuit and he frequently provides training and assistance to other lawyers.

Daniel is a Grade 4 prosecutor for the CPS including the Fraud, Confiscation and Serious Crime Specialist Panels. He has also been instructed to prosecute cases on behalf of the Treasury Solicitor, local authorities, MOD Police and the DVSA.

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Daniel Oscroft prosecutes Dudley fraud and assault case

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"He’s very intelligent and is able to assimilate huge quantities of material."


  • BVC and PgDL from the College of Law, London
  • Harmsworth Major Scholar (Middle Temple)
  • MSci and BSc 2:1 (Hons) in Chemistry from University College London
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Michael Duck QC and Daniel Oscroft secure acquittal of accountant accused of £5m HMRC gateway/tax website conspiracy to defraud

Four business men including R H,  an accountant, were found not guilty of all charges of conspiracy to defraud in relation to a Sunderland based…

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Daniel Oscroft prosecutes Dudley fraud and assault case

A woman from Dudley has been jailed for six years and three months after attacking her father, David Glass, and defrauding him of £17,500 over…

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