Alex Daymond

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Alex has a vast amount of experience within the criminal courts and has practised as a criminal defence solicitor since 1995, prior to being called to the Bar in 2018.  He qualified as a Higher Court Advocate (Crime) in 2000 and has practised in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) regularly since then.

Due to his time as a solicitor he understands all areas of practice, from disclosure to client care, procedures at the police station and in the higher courts.

Alex is a confident and persuasive advocate who continuously obtains positive outcomes for his clients; he is well equipped to deal with the most serious of cases. With a calm, friendly and approachable manner, he is able to get on well with those he represents and those who instruct him.

He has handled a wide and varied range of jury trials in the Crown Courts including charges of manslaughter, rape and serious sexual offences. Along with these he has also defended clients in large drug conspiracies, frauds, cases of serious violence and serious road traffic offences.

R V D 2017 – Defended a client on a “one punch” manslaughter charge.

 R v B 2016 – Acquittal secured for a client accused of rape of his partner.

R v R 2016 – Acquittal of defendant accused of wounding with intent.

R v S 2016 – Acquittal of defendant accused of rape of a stranger.

R v G 2016 – Acquittal of defendant accused of male rape of a family member.

R v D 2015 – Defended a client accused of multiple rapes within a relationship.

Court of Appeal Cases

R v G&G – Representation of a defendant tried for murder but convicted of manslaughter and who appealed the sentence imposed. He advised on appeal, drafted and settled the grounds of appeal and represented the appellant before the full court of appeal.

R v Law (Nathan) [2015] EWCA Crim. 5; [2016] W.L.R. 189; [2016] 1 Cr.App.R.13 – defending a prosecution appeal against a terminating ruling in a firearms case.

R v Hunt (Richard Charles) [2006] EWCA Crim.1679 – A case which clarified an area of law as it was then concerning the return to prison of prisoners under license.

Client Feedback

I wanted to take the time to write to you and express my immense gratification for the representation that you gave me during my recent trial and the manner in which you acted.


When we first met I was immediately put at ease by your professional but understanding manner and knowing the chances of a positive outcome were not great, to be able to have confidence in your thorough knowledge of the case and the evidence that was presented, gave me hope that if nothing else, elements of the truth would be exposed through the cross examination process.

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