David Toal secures acquittal for serving police officer

October 12, 2015

David Toal from Exchange Chambers acted for a serving Police Officer charged with a number of data protection offences relating to her alleged misuse of the Merseyside Police computer system whilst she was on duty.

The offences were said to have been committed over a lengthy period of time. Following a trial at Preston Magistrates Court, the Police Officer was cleared of all charges.

David Toal was instructed by Alan Greenidge of Slater and Gordon.

David is a specialist criminal barrister of over 20 years’ experience who provides expert advice and robust advocacy in cases of the utmost complexity and gravity. He has a consistently high rate of success on contested trials in the Crown Court and is therefore in great demand to represent people charged with serious offences. He has also represented numerous professionals facing criminal proceedings and/or breaches of regulations including directors of companies, police officers, military personnel, healthcare professionals, teachers, sportsmen/women etc.

He is a Category 4 CPS Prosecutor and is also on the specialist list of approved counsel to be instructed to prosecute the most serious sexual offences. David always seeks to provide clear advice in the early stages of any case.

He is a senior and important member of Exchange Chambers’ Police Team.