David is a Senior Partner and leads the Bolton crime and regulatory team. He represents individuals and organisations in complex investigations led by the Police, HSE, Environmental Health, CQC and other regulatory bodies.
David is currently handling a number of high profile manslaughter instructions connected to the following cases and investigations: Bosley Mill ( explosion resulting in 4 deaths); Didcot Power Station (unscheduled collapse resulting in 4 deaths) ; Aluminium recycling company (decapitation by chain conveyor) ; Silverstone Race track ( death of a vehicle inspection engineer).
Chambers and Partners Legal Guide has ranked David for several years, with comments including: “top drawer – he didn′t try to baffle us with science, he told us the truth all the way along and he was good at talking at all levels” and “a safe pair of hands…who knows the insurance market inside out"
Latest Insights by David Walton
On 1 February 2016 new Sentencing Guidelines come into force in respect of health and safety, food hygiene and corporate manslaughter offences. The new guidelines, which follow an extensive consultation during 2014- 15, will serve to increase (in some cases dramatically so) the fines handed down for these offences.