Daniel O’Malley

Daniel O’Malley

Call: 2003

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Daniel was called to the Bar in 2003. He is a former Senior Investigating Officer (‘SIO’) with the Paedophile Unit at New Scotland Yard. He served with the Metropolitan Police Service for 27 years across east and north London, and has wide-ranging investigative, managerial and leadership experience.

During his former career, he was a frequent and regular visitor to the Central Criminal Court as SIO in numerous cases involving historic allegations of child abuse and kindred sexual offences. He also has previous experience as Head of the Enquiry Team on Operation Gallery, a major investigation by the Metropolitan Police Complaints Investigation Bureau in to allegations of police corruption which led to two individuals receiving very lengthy sentences of imprisonment. He has been commended by the Police Service on eight occasions; three times at Commissioner-level and has three judicial commendations all from the Central Criminal Court.

Daniel was Co – author of Metropolitan Police Training Manual Domestic Violence – A Practitioners Guide [1996]. This publication continues to form the basis of Metropolitan Police training courses for officers engaged in the investigation of Domestic Violence.

Daniel has served as a member of the Area Child Protection Committees (ACPC) for the London Boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest and held the position of Deputy Chair with the latter, thus allowing for extensive managerial as well as investigative input in to Child Protection Investigations.

He joined Chambers in July 2017 and his practice is in criminal defence work. He has an excellent record in the Crown Court. Most recent cases, include:

  • T20167412 – Wood Green Crown Court – Digital penetration of a minor – acquitted;
  • T20177165 – St Albans Crown Court – Rape – acquitted;
  • T20160537 – Chelmsford Crown Court – Grievous bodily harm – acquitted;
  • T20170009 – Snaresbrook Crown Court – Racially aggravated public order offence – acquitted;
  • T20170021 – Cambridge Crown Court – Affray & possession of weapons – acquitted.

Daniel also has extensive experience in drafting Advice in potential appeals against conviction and sentence and has received instruction on a wide range of cases from across England and Wales. He has Court of Appeal experience and was Counsel for one Appellant in the conjoined appeals of Caley & Others [2012] EWCA 2821, the seminal case setting out discount for guilty pleas.

His other interests include all Country Sports, particularly shooting, which he does very well and cricket, which he does very poorly!

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