Daisy Monahan

Daisy gained tenancy at 187 Fleet Street in April 2015 and appears regularly in the Crown and the Magistrates’ court. A tenacious, engaging and likeable advocate, Daisy has defended and prosecuted in a wide range of cases, covering sexual assault, VAT fraud, violent crime, drugs, burglary, public order and road traffic matters. She has attended POCA hearings  and provided written advice for confiscation proceedings.

In addition to her criminal practice, Daisy has assisted with three cases for HMRC, assisting with the preparation of cases and appearing as junior counsel being led in the first-tier Tax Tribunal, in HMRC v ATML

Before being called to the bar, Daisy worked at the BBC as a producer and script editor in television drama.

Notable Cases

R v S – acquittal after trial in an assault matter featuring two corroborative prosecution witnesses.

R v H – successful submission of no case to answer on an assault charge followed by an acquittal on a malicious communications charge.

R v C – successful submission of no case to answer in a high-value criminal damage matter.

R v S (sentence) – after mitigation, a long-term offender who pleaded guilty to a burglary given an ATR.

R v C – successfully argued against the inclusion of ID evidence from CCTV conducted in breach of PACE, which led to the Crown offering no evidence on a criminal damage charge.

R v M – successful bail application in a S18 wounding matter. 


Christ Church, Oxford University - 

MA (hons) Italian and English: 2:1

City University - GDL: Commendation

City University - BPTC: Very Competent