David Philpott – criminal defence solicitor

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. He 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.

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.

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.

Recent Cases

David has dealt with a number of cases since the beginning of August 2020 including;

  • R V CT – guilty pleas entered to a number of offences of theft – the court imposed an order for compensation but no other requirements.
  • R v OI – this was an allegation of possessing a bladed article. The case was listed for a hearing to establish whether the knife had been brandished and the court were satisfied that it had not.
  • R v XC – an offence of assault which involved a guilty plea being entered on a limited basis and the court proceeding to sentence accordingly.
  • R v BS – a youth charged with a number of drugs offences with investigations being carried out to establish whether or not he is the victim of exploitation.
  • KE – a police interview in connection with an allegation that sexual messages had been sent to a child.
  • R v ES – guilty plea was entered on the day of trial to an offence of possession with intent to supply drugs and the court imposed a community order.
  • R v IE – an allegation of kidnap with the case sent to the Crown Court and an application for bail being made

Football Offences

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.

Recent Articles written by David

Read David’s article. ‘A smarter approach to sentencing’

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.

Contact David Philpott

196 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WF
0161 8341515