Daniel Kersh

Daniel Kersh has over 25 years’ experience in criminal law, having practiced as a solicitor since 1990 and was one of the first solicitors to be awarded the right to appear in the Crown Court as an advocate in 1993.  He was a founding partner in a very well established Central London criminal defence firm for 19 years before transferring to the Bar. He has been repeatedly recognised as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 legal directories.  His practice is in serious criminal work. He has a wealth of experience in a broad range of offences, from violent and sexual offences (Murder, rape, blackmail) to fraud and financial crime.

Recent notable cases include the acquittal of a man accused of armed robbery in a domestic setting, an acquittal in a case involving marital rape, an acquittal of a male masseur alleged to have sexually assaulted a client in a top end spa retreat, and representation of a man accused of bank fraud using an insider employee. Daniel is known for his trial advocacy and his ability to secure acquittals in telling circumstances. He also has experience in Court Martials, road traffic law, planning cases and local authority prosecutions.

Notable Cases

R v M -Trial of Defendant alleged to have murdered his landlord before dismembering the body and leaving parts scattered around the Home Counties

R v L- Trial of Defendant for providing a firearm for use in a gangland shooting

R v D -Acquittal of defendant in multi handed drugs conspiracy operating out of tyre workshops in South London

R v B - Successful appeal against conviction of a man convicted (when represented by different Counsel) of anal rape. Challenge to medical evidence led at trial resulted in the conviction being overturned

R v B - Representation of armed robber involved in numerous heists around London

R v W - Represented Defendant in largest ever Class A drug haul in North East England

R v D - Represented Defendant accused with others of kidnap and extortion of Hong Kong businessman

R v C - Represented Defendant in high value boiler room fraud involving non-existent diamonds

R v A - Represented defendant (one of 12) accused of robbing inhabitants of s traveller’s site in Kent whilst threatening them with guns and knives

R v J  - Successful representation of a Bajan National accused of providing inside knowledge from her position as a cleaner for an elderly couple, to her relatives who then conducted a vicious aggravated burglary in their home. Defendant only one acquitted.