David Spens QC

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QEB News: David Spens QC represents senior partner of small commercial firm in Court of Appeal
08.07.2016 More >

David Spens QC shortlisted for Legal 500 Criminal QC of the year award
5.11.2015 More >

Ranked by Legal 500 in Band 1 of Leading Silks in Crime at the London Bar. 1.10.15
1.10.2015 More >

David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth comment in the Press Gazette on the latest developments in Operation Elveden and the changes introduced by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
9.6.2015 More >

Prosecution decide to offer no evidence in the retrial of Clive Goodman and Andy Coulson in News of the World corruption case.
18.4.2015 More >

David Spens QC secures notable acquittals for an international sales manager accused by the SFO of bribery in three African states.
23.12.2014 More >

David Spens QC: Notable articles

David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth comment in the Criminal Law and Justice Weekly on the latest developments in Operation Elveden and the changes introduced by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
Thomas Coke-Smyth 16.6.2015
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Notable cases:

R v Patrick Neale Orr (2016)
David Spens QC, in the Court of Appeal, successfully appeals the conviction for money laundering of the senior partner of a small City firm.

R v Reynolds (2015)
Representing the Sales and Tendering Manager in SFO's prosecution of Alstom for bribery in Lithuania.

R v Forrester (2014)
Secures notable acquittals for an international sales manager accused by SFO of bribery in three African states.

R -v- Clive Goodman, Rebekah Brooks, Andrew Coulson and others (2013)
Represented the journalist Clive Goodman in the News of the World phone hacking and corruption case.

R -v- KD (2012)
Secured the acquittal of KD accused of involvement in the first carbon credit fraud prosecuted. 

R -v- AA (2011)
Represented the first youth to attack the victim in the Victoria Station murder.

R -v- Gilmour (Charlie) (2011)
Representated the son of the Pink Floyd guitarist who was at the forefront of the London student protests.

R -v- Black (2011)
Defended a serial abductor and killer of young girls in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.