Daniel Darnbrough

 

Year of Call: 2006

Practice Group(s): Crime

Portrait of Daniel Darnbrough

Practice Profile:
Over the past 10 years at Lamb Building, Daniel has established himself as a successful criminal practitioner having been instructed on a number of high profile cases. He is regularly instructed in cases involving very large amounts of controlled drugs as well as cases of serious violence and sexual offences. He has particular expertise in interpreting and analysing mobile phone records and computer records, which are regularly required in large scale drugs cases.

Notable Cases:
Controlled Drugs

R v NJ - Woolwich Crown Court
Represented the Defendant alleged to play a vital role in a conspiracy to supply £70 million worth of cocaine through importations at Tilbury Docks. The case was a complicated conspiracy which involved surveillance of a number of the parties for approximately 6 months. The Crown's case relied heavily on cell site data and mobile phone records in an attempt to establish patterns of calls between the defendants. The Defendant was acquitted following a six-week trial.

R v RP - Winchester Crown Court
Instructed to represent the Defendant who was acquitted of conspiracy to supply heroin following a lengthy trial. The Defendant was one of a number of defendants alleged to play a role in the supply of heroin throughout the Nepalese Community in Aldershot. The Crown relied heavily on mobile phone evidence which exceeded 10,000 pages.

The Defendant was successfully acquitted after it was shown that the Crown's interpretation of the defendant's mobile phone contact with his alleged co-conspirators was flawed.

R v TT - Blackfriars Crown Court
The Defendant was charged with possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to supply. His defence was that the police had planted the drugs. He was acquitted by the jury of all charges.

R v PU - Croydon Crown Court
Represented the Defendant who played a vital role in a conspiracy regarding the importation of kilos of cocaine and its onward supply. The Crown's case was largely based on extensive phone records between the parties, the evidence of which exceeded 10,000 pages.

R v KAP - Wood Green Crown Court
Instructed to represent a Defendant charged with conspiracy to supply a kilo of cocaine following an importation through Heathrow. Evidence focused on international money transfers and mobile phone contact between the parties in England and contacts abroad.

R v JB - Old Bailey
Instructed to represent the Defendant charged with possession of a large amount of cannabis and cocaine with intent to supply. Following applications to exclude evidence the case was dismissed at the end of the prosecution case.

R v HMP - Isleworth Crown Court
The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis and was one of 9 defendants. The trial took 4 weeks and the Crown relied heavily on mobile phone data to prove their case. The allegation involved the transfer of large amounts of cannabis and cash between a Vietnamese Gang and a Chinese Gang involved in the operations.

R v MS - Inner London Crown Court
Instructed to represent the Defendant alleged to have been in possession of cocaine at a music festival with intent to supply. Following legal argument, the case was successfully dismissed.


Violence

R v NG - Chelmsford Crown Court
The Defendant faced charges of blackmail and possession of a firearm. Alleged to have made a number of demands following a business deal. Following a careful analysis of the mobile phone data and the CCTV available in the case the Defendant was acquitted of all charges.

R v TO - Snaresbrook Crown Court
The Defendant was charged with child abuse of his partner's 18-month old baby including allegations of causing actual bodily harm. The Defendant was acquitted of all matters pertaining to the child following a 2 week trial.

R v JT - Winchester Crown Court
The Defendant was successfully acquitted on an indictment alleging conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm following a 10 day trial. The case involved identification evidence from known parties and a careful analysis of the mobile phone evidence was essential to help establish alibi.

R v DB - Luton Crown Court
Instructed to represent the Defendant in matters of aggravated burglary, burglary and robbery. The Defendant was acquitted by the jury after stating that all the matters alleged had been fabricated by the Crown's witnesses.

R v TV
Instructed to represent one of three defendants charged with assault and public order offences following widespread violence in Worthing. The defendant was acquitted of the main assault charges he faced following a two-week trial.

Sexual Assault

R v PB - Wood Green Crown Court
Instructed to represent a Defendant charged with the rape of a stranger in a vulnerable intoxicated state.

R v AW - Croydon Crown Court
Instructed to represent the Defendant charged with a number of counts of sexual assault following forced entry into the Complainant's home. The Defendant was successfully acquitted after careful analysis of the Defendant's and the Complainant's contact via mobile telephone which contradicted the evidence put forward by the prosecution.

R v Sharon Main
Represented the Defendant charged with alleged sexual assault on a known male. The main charge of sexual assault was dismissed by the judge at the close of the prosecution case.

Other

R v RJ - Southwark Crown Court
Instructed as a Led Junior in a conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary of a number of high end fashion retailers in the West End. The allegation was that the gang had used mopeds to steal over £1 million worth of designer goods. The Defendant was successfully acquitted of the charges involving firearms and robbery following an analysis of the mobile phone evidence. Through the introduction of defence maps the defence were able to show that it would not have been possible for the Defendant to have been present.

R v AP
Instructed in confiscation proceedings following a multi-million pound boiler room fraud operated out of Spain.