Tel: 0161 832 4036
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Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
Arlington House
Bloom Street
M3 6AJ

David Morton

  • Year of call: 1999



Top Ranked in Legal 500 2013-2021:
David Morton is recommended in the Legal 500 for his criminal practice, ‘Known for acting for the defence in cases of serious sexual offences & murder' and ‘An excellent advocate who always makes himself available to his solicitors.'

David was called to the Bar in 1999. He specialises in crime and is predominantly defence-focused in Courts throughout the North of England where he is regularly instructed in cases involving serious violence, murder and organised gang activity, large scale public disorder, drug cases, rape and serious sexual offences, fraud, arson and offences of dishonesty.

David has been involved in cases where the use of specialist court room equipment has been required to conceal the identity and voices of witnesses.

Reported Cases

  • R v S (2021) - Acquittal on cut throat defence attempted rape trial.
  • R v D (2020): Representing Dangerous Driving Offence at Minshull Crown Court. Press Coverage.
  • R v Neish (2017) 8 week Murder Trial with 7 co-accused. Press Coverage.
  • R v Seel (2016) 8 week Murder Trial, client acquitted of encouraging murder. Press Coverage.
  • R v Poole (2016) - Defends woman charged with causing serious injury in dangerous driving incident. Press Coverage
  • R v S (2016) - Secured acquittal for client charged for encouraging murder. Press Coverage
  • R v Campbell (2016) - Press Coverage
  • R v Omar (2016) - Press Coverage
  • R v Timperly (2016) - Press Coverage

Professional Memberships & Publications

  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association.