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David Osborne

'David is a confident advocate who is not afraid of making big decisions. His past as a solicitor has taught him how to read the marketplace well and he also gets on well with his opponents.'Legal 500

Call 1996

Practice Profile

David Osborne has been conducting significant criminal litigation and advocacy for over 20 years having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1996. Since his call to the bar in 2015 David has rapidly developed a senior practice, receiving instructions in a range of serious and complex casesDavid is a Recorder of the Crown Court and authorised to sit at the Central Criminal Court.

He has been lauded by the solicitors instructing him for his careful preparation, ease with clients and engaging style.He has been praised for his sensitive and incisive cross-examination of witnesses and for the power of his closing speeches. His growing reputation has made him a popular choice for significant criminal cases.  David’s caseload includes murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, bribery, serious and historic sexual offending, and significant child-cruelty cases.He balances significant legal aid cases with privately-paid instructions.

Notable recent cases include a child cruelty case involving near-fatal injuries, Rex vs W, a Multi-million-pound bribery trial, Rex vs BA, a double attempted-murder trial involving submachine pistols and Rex vs DA, a six-month murder trial following a fatal shooting led by Sarah Forshaw KC.

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Chambers Welcome David Osborne

9 April 2024

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