Charterhouse Chambers

David Martin-Sperry

Called to the Bar 1971

David's practice extends across the full range of Crown Court cases including successful leading defence briefs in fraud, murder, rape, corruption, money-laundering and international drugs conspiracy cases.

He has established himself as one of the leading figures at the Bar in 'miscarriage of justice' cases, successfully quashing on appeal murder convictions in 13 separate cases, and quashing convictions in all 23 of the cases in which he was instructed against one Serious Crime Squad.

His career has led him as far as Tanzania (International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, appearing for the Chief of Military Operations at the time of the Genocide) and Cairo.

David has acted as advisor to television programmes Trial and Retribution and Rough Justice.