David Maunder - Head of Crime


Name: David Maunder - Head of Crime
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 1993

David has built a reputation for handling high profile and ground-breaking criminal cases. He is well established as a defence advocate with an enviable record in trials, and has also developed an excellent reputation as an equally skilled prosecutor.

Known for his down-to-earth and approachable style with professional and lay clients, he is an admired trial advocate. He has been praised as a “a very hard act to follow when addressing a jury” in a case with a national media profile.

David brings a calm but firm approach to dealing with clients. He is an excellent listener and gives comprehensive and easy-to-understand advice.’ – Legal 500 2023

David is a diligent, intellectual and personable advocate. He presents his case to the jury in a calm and confident manner.’ – Legal 500 2022

Sexual Offences
Fraud and Dishonesty Offences
Serious Violence and Offences Against the Person
Drugs Conspiracies


‘An outstanding choice of counsel in relation to contested sexual offences, he is consistently determined, courageous and persuasive.’ – Legal 500 2021

‘A skilled and effective communicator, both in and out of court. ‘ – Legal 500 2020

‘A stalwart and approachable advocate.’ – Legal 500 2019

‘Very personable with clients.’ – Legal 500 2018


BA (Hons) Oxon; Dip Law (City University)

Middle Temple


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