Damian Wall Solicitor


“Damian Wall is highly experienced; good eye for issues in a case and capable of putting clients at ease in conference. There is not much that he has not seen or been involved in over the years which is why, together with the standard of his work, I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer, 2024
“Damian Wall is so very experienced in criminal work, he is always someone I recommend to others. Thorough preparation, strong analysis of strengths and weaknesses in a case, sound and realistic advice in the client’s interest. His collaborative approach to preparing a case for trial is rare and extremely valuable.”
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer, 2024

Areas of law:

Criminal Defence Solicitors, 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 Solicitor, FCA Investigation Solicitor, Corporate Crime, HMRC Investigation Solicitor, Money Laundering Solicitor, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Investigation, 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.

Recommended Lawyer - 2024 - Reeds SolicitorsPrior 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.

Pre-Charge Solicitor – Representation During an Investigation

Damian is regularly instructed to advise clients before and during the investigation stage of potential proceedings –‘pre-charge’ advice is one of his specialisms. As one of the founder recipients of the Police Station Accreditation Qualification and through his considerable experience as a Duty Solicitor, Damian’s knowledge of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) is exceptional, however it his experience and rigour in challenging investigators and advocating on his clients behalf which often sets him apart.

“Damian Wall delivered a superb professional service. He provided prompt and accurate advice, anticipated issues and was proactive in his dealings with the police. I was most impressed; first rate.”

(Google Review, Oct 2023)

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.