Areas of Expertise

David has defended in all types of cases, including:

  • Homicide
  • Serious sexual violence offences
  • Armed robbery
  • He recently led Justin Jarmola defending in a multi-handed sex trafficking case

He is a CPS Level 4 prosecutor and, as such, is instructed to prosecute the most serious cases including:

  • Homicide
  • Rape
  • Armed robbery
  • Firearms offences
  • He is also briefed in many serious sexual cases involving children as victims as well as a large number of historic sex cases
  • He has prosecuted numerous serious multi-defendant cases
  • Has recently led Rebecca Wade in a multi-handed drug conspiracy on behalf of the International Justice and Organised Crime Division of the CPS

There have been a number of serious cases where the CPS have instructed him for pre-charge advice, including:

  • Infant/child deaths
  • Serious sexual offences


Chambers & Partners 2018: “He made my life very difficult, which is the highest praise one can offer a prosecutor!”

Legal 500 2017: “Recommended for historic sexual abuse cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2017: “He displays an exceptionally good all-round knowledge, and adopts more of a softly-softly approach in court, which can work wonders with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2016: “He is very trustworthy and thoroughly prepared.”

Legal 500 2015: “A safe pair of hands.”

Chambers & Partners 2015: “He is a brilliant advocate; he can trip defendants up without being nasty and sneering.”

Legal 500 2014: “A top-level senior junior capable of competing with Silks as equals.”

Chambers & Partners 2014: Undertakes a wide range of criminal cases, including murder, armed robbery and serious sexual offences. “His command of voluminous evidence and his skill in cross-examination are noteworthy.”

Legal 500 2013: St Ives Chambers’ “approachable”, “fair” and “thorough” David Jackson is recommended for his “extraordinary powers of reasoning”, and his ability to “make very complicated areas of law appear quite simple.”

Legal 500 2012: “St Ives Chambers’ David Jackson acts in serious murder and serious sexual offence cases.”


Diploma in Magisterial Law


CPS Advocate Panel – Level 4

CPS Advocate Panel Rape List


Criminal Bar Association

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