David Bentley QC

David Bentley QC

David Bentley QC is joint head of crime at Doughty Street Chambers. He has a wide ranging defence practice encompassing both trial and appellate work. He is co-author of the DNA chapter in the latest edition of Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences (Sweet and Maxwell: 6th edn 2021).

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DNA: past, present and future

While the fact of a match can rarely be questioned, the new battleground is over how and when DNA got deposited at a crime scene. David Bentley QC and Dr Georgina Meakin analyse the fast-developing role of DNA in criminal prosecutions and challenges therein

10 May 2022
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