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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David is a valued member of the Exchange Chambers’ Inquest Team. His extensive experience in criminal, regulatory and professional disciplinary work ideally equips him with the expert legal advice and advocacy skills required for inquest proceedings. He advises and represents a wide-range of individuals including healthcare professionals, police officers, prison officers as well as large professional bodies.

This experience allows David to provide expert advice and representation to clients facing hearings in a Coroner’s Court and other associated proceedings.

Inquests Cases

TP hearing relating to allegation of Rape committed at a private party http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3322462/Arrogant-Oxford-educated-doctor- sexually-assaulted-woman-house-party-friend-slept-bed-faces-struck-off.html

GMC v Dr A – FTP hearing relating to allegations of a relationship with a vulnerable psychiatric patient beginning whilst she is being treated in hospital and continuing after her discharge. http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Bristol-s-Priory-Hospital-doctor-struck- having/story-28341033-detail/story.html

R v Dr A – represented a Doctor charged with serious sex offences on 2 female patients. After a trial, Doctor found not guilty of both charges. http:// www.exchangechambers.co.uk/news/david-toal-secures-not-guilty-verdict-for-doctor

R v M – represented nurse charged with Murder and secured reduction in the charge to Manslaughter. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195788/Dawn-

GMC v Dr G – FTP hearing relating to complex mental/behavioural issues arising out of drug/alcohol dependence.

GMC v Dr P – FTP hearing dealing with misconduct relating to clinical issues involving 2 babies and a young child.

GMC v Dr V – FTP hearing relating to serious issues of misdiagnosis of breast cancer.

GMC v Dr S – FTP hearing dealing with numerous issues relating to misconduct, conviction and health.

GMC v Dr H – FTP hearing relating to serious criminal misconduct and mental health issues.

GMC v Dr P – FTP hearing relating to failings when acting as an expert witness.