David is a first-class and highly regarded Barrister with over 30 years’ experience of dealing with serious and high-profile cases. He is a senior and important member of Chambers’ Police Team. He is able to provide expert advice and representation to Police Officers facing Misconduct Proceedings (including Appeals) as well as criminal charges in both the Crown & Magistrates Courts. He has previously represented Officers from Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, South Yorkshire and Humberside.
David’s reputation for dealing with such matters properly and sensitively, and very often successfully has resulted in him having an excellent reputation in this area of work and being greatly in demand.
Police Law Cases
Re ER – represented serving Police Officer at Misconduct Hearing involving serious allegations relating to the arrest and treatment of a foreign male whilst in Police custody. The officer was allowed to keep his job.
Re AC – represented serving Police Officer at Misconduct Hearing. Officer cleared of serious allegations of dishonesty in dealings with a victim of crime and allowed to keep his job. https://www.exchangechambers.co.uk/news/steven-crossley-and- david-toal-successfully-represent-police-officers-at-misconduct-hearing
Re PH – represented serving Police Officer charged with data protection offences relating to her alleged misuse of the Police computer system. The Officer was acquitted. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyside-pc- cleared-looking-police-9708362
Re JS – represented serving Police Officer charged with serious sexual offences on two female colleagues. The Officer was acquitted. http:// www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/smutley- policeman-is-cleared-of-sex-attacks-861768
Re LT –Represented serving Police Officer charged with downloading indecent images http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/shamed-police-officer-jailed-for-child- porn-1-2838572