Areas of law:

Crime and Investigation, Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Appeals Against Conviction, Appeal Against Sentence, Motoring Solicitors, Fraud Solicitors, Criminal Law: Funding, Funding your Case, Commercial Fraud and Serious Fraud, FCA Investigations, Corporate Crime, HMRC Investigations, Money Laundering, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Investigations, Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) Prosecutions, Consumer Protection & Trading Standards

Damian Wall is a Solicitor in our Complex Crime department, based in our Manchester office. Damian is regularly instructed in the most serious and complex matters appearing before the courts. He is currently acting in a number of high profile criminal cases.

Prior to joining Reeds, Damian was a partner at Burton Copeland LLP. He has worked at all levels of case preparation and appears as an advocate regularly. He has extensive experience and knowledge over a career lasting over 30 years.

Damian’s reputation in the field of criminal defence work is well recognised and he has a considerable and loyal client base. He has specialised in defending in serious criminal cases where his knowledge of tackling disclosure issues has led to numerous successful outcomes. He has an extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with clients who face the most serious allegations including Complex drug importations and Conspiracies, Murder, Rape, Manslaughter, Money Laundering and Confiscation Proceedings.


Drug Solicitors

Currently instructed in R v Ovais & others – £40 million worth of cocaine, heroin and cannabis hidden in fruit and veg seized by police was just ‘tip of the iceberg’, jury told – Manchester Evening News


Fraud Solicitors

R v M – £5.5 million publishing fraud.

R v N – Banking fraud and money laundering circa £1/2 million.


Homicide Solicitors

R v H; defendant charged with Murder, successfully persuaded prosecution to accept plea to Manslaughter.


Serious drugs cases

R v C and others -Encrochat case, conspiracy to supply drugs and conspiracy to rob -ongoing;

R v L and others -conspiracy to supply class A around the North West of England;

R v G – County Lines drug conspiracy, non-custodial sentence imposed.


Armed Robbery Solicitors

R v T – Conspiracy to Rob/steal – offenders posed as police officers and stole high value goods including large number of section 1 Firearms.

R v S and others – £275,00 armed robbery

T v R and others -Operation Speedway -conspiracy to Rob; cash in transit robbery’s

Serious sexual offences Solicitors

R v H and others -alleged sexual grooming case, only defendant acquitted in the trial.

R v S – University student accused of Rape. Defendant acquitted after Judge ordered jury to return not guilty verdict following cross examination of the complainant.

R v B -Allegation of Rape of a sex worker, acquitted after trial.


Other Notable Cases

R v T – Man in his 60’s of previous good character -charged with causing GBH, facing lengthy prison sentence; presented evidence to the Prosecution pre trial who reviewed the case and offered no evidence.

R v W – contravening regulation 3(1)(b) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999-defendant charged in connection with tragic death of customer that had visited nightclub she co-owned.