One of the hardest working and most committed silks at the BarChambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners describes David as a “phenomenally impressive” silk who is “consistently viewed by peers as one of the hardest working and most committed silks at the Bar. Possessed of a very diverse practice, Perry not only handles complex domestic cases but also advises overseas governments and is a top extradition expert.”
Legal 500 describes David as “in the very highest rank” in this field. Chambers and Partners categorises him as a “star individual” for criminal work, for whom “no challenge is too daunting”. He has appeared in most of the important criminal appeals of recent years and is regularly instructed to appear in the Supreme Court, Privy Court and Court of Appeal. As Treasury Counsel, he acted in a wide range of high profile criminal trials.
David also appears in the criminal courts of Hong Kong, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and Northern Ireland. He frequently acts on behalf of the United Kingdom government in cases before the European Court of Human Rights.
David is identified as a “star individual” in this field by Chambers and Partners, which adds that he is “a phenomenal advocate, who really is superb”. Before his appointment as Treasury Counsel, he frequently appeared as defence counsel in serious fraud cases such as Blue Arrow, Barlow Clowes, Brent Walker and Polly Peck International.
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Chambers and Partners describes David as an “absolutely formidable man” who is amongst the leading barristers of his generation in this area. It notes that he has appeared in the majority of the cases in this areas that have reached the House of Lords and the Supreme Court.
David has acted on behalf of many overseas governments and appeared in the High Court, House of Lords and Supreme Court in the leading cases in this field. He acts as an expert consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat on international co-operation matters and has advised overseas governments on the drafting and implementation of their domestic legislation.
Together with Lord Justice Scott Baker and Anand Doobay, David was appointed to conduct the Home Office’s Independent Review of the UK’s extradition arrangements.
He frequently appears in proceedings by way of judicial review on behalf of claimants and defendants.
David appeared in the inquests into the deaths of Jean Charles de Menezes and Mark Saunders. He has also appeared in shipping inquiries and advised the Government in relation to public inquiries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
• Queen’s Counsel 2006
• Deputy High Court Judge 2003
• Senior Treasury Counsel 2001
• Junior Treasury Counsel 1997
• Standing Counsel to the DTI 1991
• General Editor Blackstone’s Criminal Practice
• Criminal Law Review, Editorial Board Member
• University College London Centre for Criminal Law, Board Member
David frequently lectures at legal conferences and seminars on criminal and public law.