David Ewings is a primarily a criminal defence specialist. He is regarded as a tenacious and independent-minded advocate, solicitors and clients warm to his down to earth and practical approach.
Equally comfortable as a led junior or junior alone, David has amassed substantial trial experience across the full range of criminal defence work including acting in some of the country’s largest drug trials.
Due to his recognised commitment to all cases in which he is instructed and the highest level of client care, David has developed a specialism representing mentally ill and vulnerable defendants.
David has also developed a significant advisory practice. He is regularly instructed to advise on appeal against conviction in cases where he was not trial counsel. His ability to develop novel arguments both in written and oral advocacy has won plaudits.
A versatile advocate, David has also had significant success when instructed in other areas of practice including in the high court on a widely reported libel case and before the VAT tribunal.
Following a degree in Theology & Religious Studies at Queens’ College in Cambridge, David read for the Bar at the College of Law in London. Prior to coming to the Bar he spent 8 years working part time in the criminal department of a solicitors firm as a caseworker and accredited police station representative.