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David has 30 years of practising in crime. He has conducted every possible type of case, both on behalf of the Prosecution and Defence, as well as Inquests and Police Disciplinary Hearings of all types.
He has experience in fraud, murder, serious sexual offences, money laundering, internet offences, drugs offences, including massive importations and serious offences of violence.
He has appeared in the Court of Appeal on many occasions in relation to numerous different topics. He is now a Deputy Head of Chambers at No5 Chambers and is also a Recorder of the Crown Court.
He is regarded as a natural jury advocate, with many successes achieved in all areas of his work.
No case is too difficult, unusual or complicated.
“A brilliant jury advocate - he has a very persuasive manner. He knows the law and how to cross-examine in sensitive criminal cases without alienating the jury.” “He has a keen eye for detail and is meticulous in his preparation.”
Chambers UK 2021
“He has a keen eye for detail and is meticulous in his preparation.”
Chambers UK 2020
“He is phenomenal in terms of his ability to assimilate medical information, and phenomenal in conference and on his feet. He creates a massive amount of confidence in the client because he’s so approachable, but he’s also an absolute demon in cross-examination.”
Chambers UK 2017
“A thorough and persuasive advocate, who has a charming manner – an exceedingly well-respected barrister.”
Legal 500 2016
“He is a significant opponent at the top of his game.”
Chambers UK 2016
Notable Cases
R v Boots
A Police Inspector was accused of stealing and supplying vast quantities of Class A drugs.
R v Svedarauskas
Involved a Lithuanian man accused of the murder of a man in a wheelchair.
R v Mohammed
Accused of attempted murder with a firearm that jammed as it was pointed at the head of the victim.
R v Raza
Accused of attempted murder by driving his vehicle at speed at the victim during an altercation in the City Centre.
R v Singh
He prosecuted a member of staff for the brutal killing of his employer at a restaurant in Shropshire.
R v Farr
Accused of Gross Negligence Manslaughter of her Mother. She pleaded guilty and was spared jail.
R v Billingham
Accused of murdering his eight year old daughter.
R v Potts
Accused of the most serious sexual offences in relation to his children and the children of neighbours.
R v Mackinlay
MP accused of offences in connection with his election expenses. He was subsequently acquitted by a jury, but during the lengthy proceedings, the case went to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court on an Interlocutary point.
R v Broadhurst
Accused of murdering his partner at the end of a drink and drug fuelled night. He pleaded guilty to Gross Negligence Manslaughter half way through the trial.
R v Millington
This case involved allegations in relation to circuit boards designed to bypass the tachograph systems in commercial vehicles.
R v Janjua
This case involved an allegation of money laundering in relation to cash brought back to the UK from India.
R v Walker and Davies
They were accused of murdering their young baby. He prosecuted this case.
R v Hooper
He prosecuted a Shropshire farmer for shooting his wife dead in front of her 14 year old daughter.
R v Hayre
He prosecuted a man for murdering an elderly Indian man during a drinking session in his house.
Defence Counsel representing a man accused of murdering his oldest and best friend.
Defence Counsel representing a man accused of murdering a man outside a Burton nightclub.
R v G
Defence Counsel representing a respectable businessman accused of multiple rapes on a member of his family.
R v R
Defence Counsel representing a karate instructor accused of raping one of his students who was 13 at the time. The victim and the defendant then started a relationship. She then committed suicide before the trial. The Trial was allowed to continue with her evidence being adduced under the 2003 Hearsay provisions.
Defence Counsel representing a man for manslaughter having covered the victim in white spirit, causing her death 5 months later.
Prosecution Junior. This case involved the murder of a young man in Birmingham. The case went to a second re trial and the Court of Appeal.
R v Rebecca Poole
Defence Counsel representing a teacher accused of raping a 15 year old male pupil.
R v Claire Lyte
Defence counsel. LTA Tennis coach charged with sexual offences towards junior tennis player
Defence Counsel representing an employee of Birmingham University who had stolen 1.5 million pounds from her employers.
R v Mark Gibson
Leading Junior Counsel representing a man accused of importing large quantities of cocaine from the Caribbean. The case involved an undercover police officer.
Representing 3 Greater Manchester Firearms officers at the Inquest of a colleague who had been shot during a training exercise.
Prosecution Leading Counsel. This case involved a murder committed by a Big Issue seller in Birmingham.
Leading Counsel representing the defendant accused of murder.
Leading Counsel representing the defendant accused of murder.
David has been a Recorder in the Crown Court since 2004 and has a Serious Sexual Offences ticket.
He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010.
LL.B 2:1 Leicester University

Latest News & Publications

David Mason QC prosecutes husband found guilty of wife's murder...

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021
Two advocates from No5 Barristers’ Chambers defended a man acquitted over a gang-related killing which saw three others found guilty of murder....

Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2020
David Mason QC and Sarah Allen are acting for the prosecution in a murder trial in which they allege the victim was “unceremoniously dumped” and left to die on the doorstep of a house in Smethwick....

Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019