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David Bentley QC

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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David Bentley QC advises on DNA issues in controversial case against leading Malaysian politician

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.



Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS