Daisy Monahan


Daisy joined chambers in 2015 after completing her pupillage, and has appeared regularly in the Crown Court, magistrates’ and youth courts. A tenacious, engaging and likeable advocate, Daisy has defended and prosecuted in a wide range of cases covering sexual assault, violent crime, drugs, burglary, robbery, public order and road traffic matters.  She was recently led junior counsel in a multi-handed drugs matter at Harrow Crown Court.


Daisy has worked on three civil VAT fraud cases for HMRC, assisting with marshalling the evidence and drafting statements of case, opening notes and schedules. She appeared as led junior counsel in the First Tier Tribunal in HMRC v ATML.

Financial Crime

Daisy was instructed by the SFO as disclosure counsel on the Euribor benchmark rigging case (R v Bittar and ors), which resulted in four convictions.

Public Law

Daisy is currently working on the Inquiry into Undercover Policing.

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

Notable Cases

R v M and ors- Led by Brian Reece. Defendant accused of participating in a conspiracy to supply drugs with a street value over £100,000.

R v S- A long-term, repeat offender given an ATR after pleading guilty to a burglary.

R v P - Obstruct police. Crown offered no evidence after conceding non-defendant’s bad character and hearsay applications relating to the conduct of police officer witnesses.

R v S- Acquittal after trial in an assault matter featuring two corroborative prosecution witnesses.

R v B- Suspended sentence in an ABH matter involving an elderly complainant where the client at the relevant time was having a hypoglycaemic episode.

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

R v D - Allegation of theft made against a youth.Charge was dismissed followingsuccessful s78 argument in respect of ID evidence obtained in breach of PACE.

R v M- Successful bail application where client charged with Section 18 assault.


Christ Church, Oxford University  

MA (Hons) Italian and English

City University - GDL

City University – BPTC

Professional Memberships

Middle Temple

Criminal Bar Association