Called to the Bar:2005

Called to the ROI Bar: 2009

  • A diligent, determined and accomplished junior; Caoimhe Daly’s ability to analyse large amounts of complex material makes her well suited to the field. 

    Corporate & Financial Crime

    Caoimhe has a successful practice prosecuting and defending as a sole junior and led junior in cases involving money laundering, fraud and conspiracy to defraud.  She is adept at dealing with vast amounts of material and many of her cases to date have required meticulous and detailed analysis and preparation.  Before being called to the Bar, Caoimhe lectured in corporate governance and criminal law at the London School of Economics and worked as a paralegal in Herbert Smith’s corporate department.

    Crime 

    Caoimhe has an established practice prosecuting and defending across a wide range of criminal offences both alone and as a led junior.  She is recognised for her ability to understand the relevant issues at hand, for her drive and commitment to the case and for her commanding and effective advocacy.  

    Regulatory 

    Caoimhe Daly has an abundance of experience as regulatory counsel.  She appears before a variety of disciplinary tribunals, as well as being involved in appeals from these tribunals to the High Court, and has experience of clinical negligence actions. 

    Professional Memberships

    • British Association of Sports Law
    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

    Education

    • LLM Corporate and Commercial Crime, LSE
    • MA, St John’s College, Cambridge 

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    Recent Cases

    • David Spens QC and Caoimhe Daly prosecute former care home boss, 71, found guilty of a number of sex offences against boys in his care in North Wales.

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    • Unanimous acquittal of man charged with rape. JO had been out at a sport's club evening with other club members. At the end of the evening he went home with a fellow club member to her home address. They had sexual intercourse. The complainant alleged ...

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    • Caoimhe Daly represented the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) before an Inquiry into charges of conspiracy to commit corrupt or fraudulent practices against jockey Adam Carter, trainer John Wainwright and others.Read Media reports :The Guardian

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    • The Administrative Court this morning delivered judgment in the case of DPP v Stratford Magistrates Court and Others [2017] EWHC 1794 (Admin).

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    • Caoimhe was instructed on behalf of HBOS to advise on issues of privilege, in relation to the provision of material to the Crown Prosecution Service.

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    A diligent, determined and accomplished junior; Caoimhe Daly’s ability to analyse large amounts of complex material makes her well suited to the field. 

    Overview

    Caoimhe has a successful practice prosecuting and defending as a sole junior and led junior in cases involving money laundering, fraud and conspiracy to defraud.  She is adept at dealing with vast amounts of material and many of her cases to date have required meticulous and detailed analysis and preparation.  Before being called to the Bar, Caoimhe lectured in corporate governance and criminal law at the London School of Economics and worked as a paralegal in Herbert Smith’s corporate department.

    Experience

    Caoimhe has utilised her considered and sagacious approach in corporate and financial crime to cultivate a successful practice in the field.  She has experience of prosecution and defence work and has operated as sole and led junior.  The cases Caoimhe is involved with often involve foreign jurisdictions.

    Caoimhe is meticulous in her preparation and can digest and dissect vast amounts of complex material with ease.  Her ability to do so has made her a popular junior with senior counsel in the field.  Caoimhe was instructed to prosecute a £75 million international money-laundering conspiracy involving substantial and complicated financial documentation.

    A significant number of the cases in which Caoimhe is instructed have resulted in post-conviction confiscation proceedings.  As a result, Caoimhe has extensive experience of such proceedings, to which she has applied her in-depth knowledge of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the practise and procedures relating to all aspects of confiscation legislation, from the initial restraint applications to the ultimate confiscation order.  Many of the confiscations in which Caoimhe has acted have related to multinational companies having both a legitimate and illegitimate income, involving complex legal arguments to assist the court in determining the appropriate amount of any confiscation order.

    Caoimhe is regularly instructed to conduct Legal Professional Privilege and disclosure reviews.  She has worked as part of specialised teams to apply the technical knowledge and expertise she has developed.  She has worked with leading international law firms on matters concerning large scale corporate executive frauds, large scale corruption by senior financiers and the activities of global corporate banks.

    Caoimhe is regularly instructed to prosecute on behalf of local and enforcement authorities.  Cases include prosecuting companies and directors for failures to adhere to their requirements under the Health Act 2006 and Food Regulations, often leading to substantial fines and in certain instances the closure of non-compliant premises.  She also has extensive experience of licensing matters, including the sale of illegally imported goods and underage selling.   She also regularly prosecutes matters under the Consumer Protection Regulations, well as having very extensive experience of undertakings and enforcement orders under the Enterprise Act 2002.

    Caoimhe has a particular expertise in the application and enforcement of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.  She has, as a result, developed a thorough knowledge of trademarks and their effects, both in terms of whether a badge is being used as a trade mark of origin or whether a mark infringes a trade mark.  Caoimhe is accustomed and familiar with examining, be it in chief or in cross-examination, experts in the trade mark or copyright the subject matter of the proceedings.

    Notable Cases

    Operation Boromo (2016)
    Caoimhe Daly was junior counsel in the largest ever joint DWP/ Home Office fraud prosecution yet brought. Operation Boromo was an investigation into the systematic misuse of 399 identities to commit benefits and immigration fraud over a period of seven years by six members of an organised criminal gang. Over £2.8m worth of benefits was obtained. 225 sham marriages were also arranged. A related fraud on Eurostar was also uncovered which was valued at over £1m. A four-year investigation into the fraud involved the close partnership of the Department for Work and Pensions, the Home Office, Revenue and Customs and Eurostar. Paul Raudnitz and Kerry Broome led the multi-agency prosecution team in the court proceedings. 

    Operation Banderlog (2014)
    Prosecution of a £75 million international money-laundering conspiracy involving substantial and complicated financial documentation.  

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  • A bright and brilliant junior with experience of a broad spectrum of offences within the field; Caoimhe Daly practises in serious, complex and often niche areas of general crime.

    Overview

    Caoimhe has an established practice prosecuting and defending across a wide range of criminal offences both alone and as a led junior.  She is recognised for her ability to understand the relevant issues at hand, for her drive and commitment to the case and for her commanding and effective advocacy.  

    Experience

    Caoimhe has a successful practice prosecuting and defending as a sole junior and led junior across the spectrum of criminal offences including niche areas involving regulators and IP law.  Her experience includes homicide, offences of serious violence, sexual offences, large-scale drug supply and importation, money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.

    Many of the cases in which Caoimhe is involved require meticulous and detailed analysis and preparation.  Caoimhe was one of the junior counsels briefed with regard to Operation Eaglewood, the largest criminal case ever prosecuted by the CPS and the Metropolitan Police in the UK. 

    Caoimhe is regularly instructed to prosecute on behalf of local and enforcement authorities.  These prosecutions are extremely varied in their subject matter.  The cases include prosecuting companies and directors for failures to adhere to their requirements under the Health Act 2006 and Food Regulations, often leading to substantial fines and in certain instances the closure of non-compliant premises.  She also has extensive experience of licensing matters, including the sale of illegally imported goods and underage selling.   She also regularly prosecutes matters under the Consumer Protection Regulations, with a focus on the lawfulness of wheel-clamping, as well as having very extensive experience of undertakings and enforcement orders under the Enterprise Act 2002.

    Caoimhe has a particular expertise in the application and enforcement of the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.  She has, as a result, developed a thorough knowledge of trademarks and their effects, both in terms of whether a badge is being used as a trade mark of origin or whether a mark infringes a trade mark.  Caoimhe is accustomed and familiar with examining, be it in chief or in cross-examination, experts in the trade mark or copyright the subject matter of the proceedings.

    Caoimhe also undertakes private criminal prosecutions on behalf of the General Dental Council, the Security Industry Authority as well as dealing with licensing appeals in the Magistrates Court.  Through this experience, combined with her other regulatory experience, Caoimhe is familiar with the functions of regulatory authorities in maintaining proper standards within their areas of responsibility and protecting the public when interacting with those engaging in the conduct regulated.  Caoimhe is also acutely aware of the necessity for regulatory authorities to maintain essential standards of fair procedures when undertaking those functions.

    Caoimhe is also instructed in driving matters, often serious in nature.  She deals with driving offences regularly and is able to provide clear, accurate advice and committed and confident representation.

    Caoimhe has familiarity and subsequent expertise in all levels of the UK justice system.  She is familiar with advising at investigation stage, appearing in the magistrate’s court, the crown court and the appeal courts, including applications to the High Court by way of Judicial Review.

    Caoimhe also practices in Ireland where she has a general practice.

    Notable Cases

    R v Ditchfield, Abdulla, Franklin, Vraken, Tinoco Torrejon, Butler, Mengesha and Garate Neidhardt (2017)
    Sole prosecution counsel in this trial, and subsequently junior to David Perry QC at judicial review, relating to a large protest to block access to an international arms fair.

    R v Kaidi & Kaidi (2016)
    Sole counsel for the prosecution in this complex identity fraud brief at Croydon Crown Court,

    R v Bailey, Lewinson & Samura (2016)
    Acted as Disclosure Junior for the prosecution in this murder case with complex disclosure issues at the Central Criminal Court.

    R v Fahmi Hakim and Others (2015)
    Represented the prosecution, led by Philip Evans, in this six-week people-smuggling trial at Southwark Crown Court.

    R v Grover and Arura (2014)
    Acted for Brent and Harrow Trading Standards, led by Paul Raudnitz, in the prosecution of what is believed to be the largest-ever counterfeit goods operation brought before the courts to date by any Trading Standards authority.

    R v Sidi-Ammi (2014)
    Led by John Hilton QC, defending in relation to the Pimlico Murder. A charge of murder was discontinued following representations, and the client was acquitted of perverting the course of justice.

    Recent Cases

    • David Spens QC and Caoimhe Daly prosecute former care home boss, 71, found guilty of a number of sex offences against boys in his care in North Wales.

    • Unanimous acquittal of man charged with rape. JO had been out at a sport's club evening with other club members. At the end of the evening he went home with a fellow club member to her home address. They had sexual intercourse. The complainant alleged ...

    • Caoimhe was instructed on behalf of HBOS to advise on issues of privilege, in relation to the provision of material to the Crown Prosecution Service.

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    • David Spens QC and Caoimhe Daly prosecute former care home boss, 71, of a number of sexual offences against young boys in North Wales.

      Bryan Davies, 71, was convicted by a jury last month for a string of sexual offences - despite being on the run at the time.

    • Caoimhe Daly Secures Rape Acquittal

      Caoimhe Daly represented a man of previous good character charged with rape. The issue at trial was whether the sexual intercourse was consensual. The jury unanimously acquitted him. Caoimhe was instructed by Andy Malik of DJMS Defence Solicitors.

    • Female fraudsters sentenced to 33 months imprisonment for false identity fraud involving half a million pounds.

      Caoimhe Daly represented the Department of Work and Pensions in the prosecution of two women, originally from Africa who, posing as sisters, were convicted of 23 counts of fraud, conspiracy in connection with unlawful immigration and making false represen...

    • Stabbing murder trial opens at Central Criminal Court

      QEB Hollis Whiteman members Julian Evans and Caoimhe Daly are first and second junior counsel with Simon Denison QC leading for the prosecution in the trial of two youths charged with murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.    Rea...

  • Experienced, thoroughly prepared counsel with an authoritative presence in hearing, Caoimhe Daly has become a firm favourite of the regulators and registrants.

    Overview

    Caoimhe Daly has an abundance of experience as regulatory counsel.  She appears before a variety of disciplinary tribunals, as well as being involved in appeals from these tribunals to the High Court, and has experience of clinical negligence actions. 

    Experience

    Caoimhe appears before an array of disciplinary tribunals, including the General Social Care Council and the Nursing Midwifery Council, and is involved in appeals from these tribunals.  She is instructed on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council and assists in matters before the General Medical Council.  Caoimhe has experience of presenting on behalf of regulatory bodies and of defending registrants before them. 

    Caoimhe has significant experience of dealing with expert witnesses, particularly medical experts, in a broad range of issues.  The cases in which Caoimhe has been instructed have involved registrants developing sexual relationships with patients, failures to administer drugs correctly or at all, failures to correctly undertake arterial lines and failures to provide proper care to patients ultimately resulting in the death of patients.

    Caoimhe has wide-ranging experience of judicial review following decisions of a regulating body.  This has involved appearances in the High Court defending the decisions of the regulating body, on the basis both of fairness of procedures and their correct application of the law.  Caoimhe also has experience of commercial litigation having both defended and prosecuted a variety of breach of contract actions.  She also has experience of clinical negligence actions stemming from medical procedures which resulted in harm to a patient, as well as where the medical practitioner in question is said to have behaved inappropriately.

    Caoimhe prosecutes on behalf of local and enforcement authorities in a varied range of matters, including under the Health Act 2006 and Food Regulations.  She has extensive experience of licensing, including the sale of illegally imported goods and underage selling.   She prosecutes matters under the Consumer Protection Regulations, with a focus on wheel-clamping, and has extensive experience of undertakings and enforcement orders under the Enterprise Act 2002.  Caoimhe has expertise in the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 and a thorough knowledge of trademarks and their effects. She is familiar with examining experts in this field.

    Caoimhe undertakes criminal prosecutions on behalf of the Security Industry Authority and deals with licensing appeals in the Magistrates’ Court. She is familiar with the functions of regulatory authorities in maintaining standards of fair procedures while also protecting the public.

    Notable Cases

    NMC v Ducasse (2014) 
    Ms Ducasse faced a series of allegations arising out of care provided by her as a school nurse at Rutherford School. Of the nine charges brought two were ultimately found proven, one of which was dishonesty. Miss Daly was successful in her submission that this was an appropriate case for a caution order.

    Odoi-Asare v NMC [2014] EWHC 1151 (Admin)
    Acted for the registrant in the High Court at a hearing to consider whether misconduct, entirely clinical in nature and remediated, could properly give rise to a finding of impairment.

    SIA v Taylor (2013) 
    Instructed by Field Fisher Waterhouse on behalf of the Security Industry Authority, prosecuting for offences of providing unlicensed security guards. The company's director was sentenced to a 12 month community order, and ordered to pay £2,400 towards costs

    NMC v Dmitrowicz (2013) 
    Instructed by the Royal College of Nursing to represent a nurse who faced competence allegations relating to the clinical care provided by her whilst working as a theatre nurse.

    Senyange v HCPC (2012) 
    Instructed by Bircham Dyson Bell on behalf of the General Social Care Counsel (now HCPC). Succesfully defended a decision of the conduct committee, which was upheld on appeal.

    NMC v Ragoo (2012) 
    Instructed by the NMC to present the case against a nurse concerning allegations of abuse at home as well as allegations that the nurse allowed and ecnouraged other patients to physically assault one another. The registrant was ultimately struck off.

    Recent Cases

    • Caoimhe Daly represented the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) before an Inquiry into charges of conspiracy to commit corrupt or fraudulent practices against jockey Adam Carter, trainer John Wainwright and others.Read Media reports :The Guardian

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