David Freeland






Member of Lincoln's Inn


Following a career in marketing consultancy, David has developed a busy criminal defence practice centred on the Crown Court and Youth Court, predominately on the Western Circuit. He is instructed in a wide range of criminal matters including serious violence and disorder, drugs, motoring, sexual offences, fraud and offences of dishonesty.

In June 2017, David completed youth justice training provided by the Youth Justice Legal Centre. He has experience of defending children and young people facing accusations of serious sexual offences. In October 2018, David completed the Vulnerable Witness Training Programme.

Prior to completing pupillage at 187, Fleet Street, London, Chambers of Andrew Trollope QC, David spent almost two years in Texas, USA engaged in preparing defence cases for trial in respect of clients charged with capital murder. This unique insight into serious crime and the challenges of case analysis prepared David well for his work at the criminal bar.

David has a passion for his work, which he demonstrates through his strategic approach, meticulous preparation and sensitive but down-to-earth client communication.

Direct Access

Registered to take work on a direct access basis from professional bodies and persons other than solicitors, as well as in suitable cases from members of the public.

Personal Interests

When not working, David enjoys independent travel and culinary experimentation.


2008 Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent) Nottingham Law School

2007 LL.B (2.1 Honours) Nottingham Law School

Terms of Instruction 

Mr Freeland's terms of business are the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 or such other terms as have been agreed. A copy of the standard terms can be downloaded using the following link.

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