David Perry QC is a senior English criminal barrister.
Perry was called to the bar in 1980 and took silk in 2006. He has built a reputation as a prosecutor in appeal courts, appearing in the House of Lords around 56 times. In addition to his work as a barrister, Perry has served as a deputy High Court judge since 2003.
In 2007, Perry advised the Crown Prosecution Service on the viability of prosecutions relating to the Cash for Honours scandal. He has also been involved in a number of high-profile cases, many of which have reached the House of Lords or European Court of Human Rights. Notable cases include prosecuting Abu Hamza, prosecuting in the landmark House of Lords decision R v. G, representing the state in Pretty v. United Kingdom and defending in Blue Arrow
Colleagues are said to hold Perry in high regard. He has been described as 'a workaholic' who is said to work 14-hour days. He enjoys reading and gardening and is a Roman Catholic.