David Bentley QC is a criminal defence specialist, whose practice encompasses a wide range of serious and complex crimes, including murder, terrorism, fraud, business crime and sexual offences.
In addition to his trial work, he has an extensive local and international appeals practice.
David has recognised expertise in dealing with DNA and other areas of forensic evidence.
He also acts in inquests – particularly where issues of police misconduct arise.
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In 2014, leading Malaysian opposition politician Anwar Ibrahim was sentenced to four years imprisonment after his appeal against his controversial and internationally criticised conviction for sodomy was rejected. That conviction was heavily dependent on DNA evidence, said to implicate Anwar.
London-based criminal defence specialist DBQC (known for his expertise in forensic DNA issues) was asked to review the safety of that conviction.
On March 14, 2018 the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear oral arguments in the matter of Lekic v. Slovenia (application No. 36480/07).
The European United Left / Nordic Green Left ("GUE / NGL") Group of the European Parliament today launched an independent legal report on the Human Rights Implications of Withdrawal from the EU, authored by Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Angela Patrick and Katie O'Byrne.