David Toal

Call 1990


“He is one of the best for closing speeches - he really hits the point and the jury takes notice of what he is saying.”

Chambers and Partners 2022
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Practice Overview

David is a specialist criminal barrister of over 25 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 both prosecutes and defends in cases involving Local Authorities and is experienced in all types of such work but in particular Trading Standards and Consumer Protection.  David is also Direct Access qualified which means members of the public can instruct him without having to go via a solicitor.