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David Sleight is commended by the industry for his client skills, legal knowledge and an ability to ‘immediately put everyone in the case at ease’. It’s a rare talent, indeed, in a world fraught with esoteric criminal matters, from cases involving general crime to complex white collar investigations. He has advised a wide spectrum of HNWs including sports stars, celebrities and senior executives who come into contact with authorities, meaning many of his cases involve a significant reputational risk. But Sleight is unfazed, as he has adopted a ‘tenacious yet discreet approach, with a view to getting the best possible result for the client’. Known for his high acquittal rate, it is no wonder that the astute solicitor’s early involvement in the case can make a real difference between being charged or not. Sleight is specialised in advising clients who have been detained and interviewed under caution, challenging search warrants and a range of other investigatory powers. He is also experienced in money laundering allegations and the proceedings relating to restraint, forfeiture and confiscation. Clients love Sleight’s style. One memorable case involved two clients charged with fraud to the value of £2.1 million. The defendant and his son expressed their gratitude: ‘If we had not met David and we had remained with the previous solicitors, I believe we could be serving a prison sentence now as a result of the unfairness of the investigation.’

David Sleight