David heads the department dealing with Magistrates Court cases and police station attendances. The department is one of the busiest in the region representing people throughout the North West and further afield on a daily basis. Admitted as a solicitor in 1992 David has a wealth of experience and is one of the most respected Magistrates Court advocates in the country.
David has specialised in criminal defence work throughout his career and understands that appearing before a court can be very daunting whatever the nature of the allegation that a person faces. If you have been charged with an offence or received a requisition to appear in court it is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. If you require advice and representation in connection with Magistrates Court proceedings please do not hesitate to contact David.
A Duty Solicitor and Higher Court (Crime) Advocate David joined Olliers in 2008 from JMW where he was a partner for 12 years. He is a member of Manchester Law Society’s Crown and Magistrates Court Committee and also Olliers Compliance Officer For Legal Practice and Data Protection Officer.
David is proud of Olliers involvement in and support for a number of community activities including the Friends of the Roman Gardens and the North West Legal Support Trust.
David has dealt with a number of cases in March and April 2020 including;
- R v C – an allegation of causing Grevious Bodily Harm
- R v R – an allegation of racially aggravated assault.
- R v M – a case involving a number of allegations of possessing bladed articles.
- R v Q – an allegation of arson with intent to endanger life.
- R v X – a case involving cultivation of cannabis.
- R V F – an allegation of theft of a motor vehicle.
Funding Your Case
As a vastly experienced criminal defence solicitor David is very much aware of the significant implications there can be for people facing criminal investigations and court cases. He represents both people who have been granted legal aid and people who are privately funded.
Olliers are committed to providing all of our clients with a first rate standard of representation. You can find out more here about funding your case.
One of the areas that David specialises in is representing people who are facing investigations or proceedings arising out of incidents at football matches. David is well aware that people can find themselves in difficulties for football related matters for all sorts of reasons.
Olliers are a Football Offence law firm regularly representing people in connection with Public Order Act offences, alcohol and ticketing related matters as well as applications for Football Banning Orders.
David Philpott and Laura Baumanis lead the Olliers Football Team and you can contact them or find out more here.
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Recent Articles written by David
- Up for the Cup
- Victim Surcharge increased; however still no discretion for sentencers
- Premier League Clubs To Face Action Over Lack Of Provision For Fans With Disabilities
- Olliers Football: Home Office arrest figures
Listen to David on The Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast
In May 2020 David contributed to the Guardians Today in Focus podcast in relation to domestic violence ceases and how lockdown is changing the way domestic violence cases are being prosecuted. David featured having been court duty solicitor in the domestic violence court at Manchester Magistrates’ Court. You can listen to David by clicking here.