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About Darren


Darren specialises in criminal defence work and regulatory matters.  His criminal practice is wide-ranging – he specialises in complex defence work.  He has higher rights of audience in the criminal courts and represents clients in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.  He also has considerable knowledge of road traffic law, from speeding offences to causing death by dangerous driving.  The regulatory matters with which he deals include matters investigated and prosecuted by the HSE, Trading Standards, breaches of Firearms and Wildlife licences and matters involving Planning Enforcement investigations and prosecutions.

His approach is proactive and personal. Darren believes in detailed case planning from the outset as the right decisions in the early stages can be vital in shaping the direction a case will take. 

Darren represents clients involved in regulatory cases, complex financial investigations (including HMRC investigations and FCA investigations) complex cases involving fatalities (including murder and corporate manslaughter investigations) and road traffic specialist cases. For those entitled to public funding, he is authorised to represent clients in very high value criminal cases.


Darren graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in law and accountancy. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995, having trained with Bobbetts Mackan.  

Darren has been a visiting lecturer at Cardiff University on the Bar Vocational Course and has given practical talks to the Probation Service.