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David Smith

David Smith


Dave was born and raised in Hartlepool and graduated from Durham University in 2002 before going on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York a year later.

During his training contract with Smith & Graham, he showed an aptitude to Criminal Law and remained with the firm's Criminal Justice Team following qualification in 2006. Dave was invited to join the Partnership in 2017.

Dave specialises in Magistrates' Court advocacy, he is an accredited police station representative and a qualified duty solicitor. Dave prides himself on being an effective trial advocate and strives to maintain a proactive role at all times both at court and in the police station. Dave also has expertise in dealing with applications made under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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