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.

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    We presently welcome applications for “third six” pupillages from Criminal pupils, who will have completed compulsory pupillage and who wish to advance in this area. This is with a view to an offer of tenancy as a criminal practitioner. Previous second and third six pupils have found themselves quickly on their feet in the Crown … Continue reading Seeking “third-six” Criminal Pupil

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    Criminal Department CPD Seminar

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    The Autumn 2018 CPD Event will take place on 29th November between 17:00 – 19:30 at the Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF. Talk topics include: Gross negligence manslaughter in the wake of Honey Rose Most criticisms of the offence of manslaughter by gross negligence has concentrated on alleged circularity in the gross negligence test, … Continue reading Criminal Department CPD Seminar

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  • Crime - 5, November
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    Alex Daymond joins Queen Square Chambers

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    Queen Square Chambers is delighted to announce that Alex Daymond will be joining our Criminal Department as of Monday 26th November 2018 and will be available to accept work from this date. Alex qualified as a solicitor in 1995, undertaking criminal defence work within firms in the South West. In 2001 Alex obtained his higher … Continue reading Alex Daymond joins Queen Square Chambers

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