David Aubrey QC

Primary Court: Cardiff Crown Court

Areas of Practice:   Criminal Law and Mental Health Tribunals

Year of Call: 1976

Year of Silk: 1996

Year of Judicial Appointment: 1996 (Recorder)

David Aubrey QC was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1976, and completed his pupillage at 34 Park Place, Cardiff. During the first ten years, he practised Criminal Law, Civil, Family and Employment Law. He then decided to devote his career to Criminal Law, and the majority of his work since then has been in this field.

He was appointed a Recorder in 1996, and sits in the Crown Court and the County Court. He also sits as Legal President of the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

David took Silk in 1996, and was made a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He was Head of Temple Chambers, Cardiff, until its dissolution. After which, he formed a new set of Chambers at Temple Court Chambers, Cardiff. 

He was recruited as Head of Advocacy by The Public Defender Service in 2014 and now has a team of highly experienced and skilled Advocates with whom he works, dealing with cases around the country.

David has conducted many complex, grave and high profile trials over the years, both prosecuting and defending. One highlight was when he defended the "man who coughed" in the "Who wants to be a Millionaire Trial".

David has received training in mentoring from the Wales Circuit, and has actively mentored members of Circuit and Chambers.