David Miller is a defence advocate with detailed knowledge of police procedure and investigative techniques, with particular expertise in disclosure issues, organised crime and intelligence led operations, informant handling, forensic science and fraud. He has a wide ranging practice including serious fraud, sexual offences, violent crime, drugs offences, road traffic, and judicial review.
David is regularly instructed in large-scale frauds often as a leading junior. Recent examples of his fraud practice include a conspiracy to defraud Barclays International of £50 million, a £47 million conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to defraud Railtrack involving a number of employees and a multi handed conspiracy to defraud insurance companies that involved complex related confiscation proceedings.
David successfully represented News International’s Graham Dudman (Managing Editor) and Brandon Malinsky (Night Editor) in two separate Operation Elveden Trials working with the Sun Newspaper. He was also instructed on behalf of three other editor/journalists whose cases were discontinued by the prosecution prior to trial.
David was recently instructed in a number of multi-handed trials alleging offences of drugs importation and serious fraud.
He is currently instructed as first junior to represent an alleged de-facto Chairman of a multi-national company in a cross-jurisdictional fraud prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office. He is also instructed in the appeal of a defendant convicted in one of the country’s most high profile murders.
David also defends serious fraud cases with a particular emphasis on defendants employed in public office.
David’s recent cases include murder, attempted murder, gross negligence manslaughter, conspiracy to defraud, money laundering, perverting the course of justice, conspiracy to commit robbery and GBH, violent disorder, importation of class A drugs, possession of class A drugs with intent to supply, confiscation (drug trafficking) hearings and possession of child pornography distributed by use of Internet sites.
David regularly appears as a leading Junior and has led, for example, in cases concerning riot (the Harmondsworth Detention Centre riots), conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to supply class ‘A’ drugs, conspiracy to commit robbery with loaded firearms and money laundering charges including those relating to the alleged conspiracy to supply heroin nationally.
David has recently appeared in the Court of Appeal involving allegations of fraud against serving police officers. On a number of occasions he has been instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals to advise on the merits of fresh appeals against ‘old’ convictions where there is a suggestion of ‘new evidence’.
David is also a pupil supervisor and an Inner Temple advocacy trainer.