Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

Call: 2009


Daniel is an experienced criminal practitioner working predominantly in the Crown Court in all areas of crime including serious violence, drug trafficking, sexual offences and organized crime. He has appeared before the Court of Appeal on many occasions having been granted leave to appeal both conviction and sentence.

Daniel is a level 3 Crown Court prosecutor and is frequently instructed to prosecute multi-handed cases as Junior alone and Leading Junior. Daniel also advises in cases involving applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and pre-charging decisions.

Daniel is an approachable advocate who prides himself on his client care and the handling of witnesses.  He is equally at home whether he is prosecuting or defending and feels that the experience of both assists when he is instructed by either the defence or the Crown.

Daniel has considerable experience in handling sensitive matters and advising in relation to those with ongoing mental health problems or those individuals requiring the assistance of an intermediary.


Recent notable cases (Junior alone):

  • R v S & others (Reading CC- 2022)

Prosecuting a 5 handed case involving multiple conspiracy to commit armed robbery and burglary. The case involved 32 separate offences over a 3 month period.

  • R v F & others (Chelmsford CC 2020 & 2022)

Prosecuting a 5 handed case involving production of cannabis, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

  • R v B (Warwick CC 2020)

Prosecuting the last defendant in a multi- handed case involving the organized armed robbery of supermarkets and cash in transit deliveries. This trial was conducted under the social distancing rules in June 2020.

  • R v A & others (Snaresbrook 2020)

Represented the first defendant in a multi handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

  • R v O (Manchester CC 2019)

Defending in a case involving charges of conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration into the UK and Obtaining leave to enter the UK by deception.

  • R v M & others (Canterbury CC 2019)

Prosecuting in a multi handed case involving a conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration into the UK on three occasions.

  • R v M & T (Wolverhampton CC- 2018)

Prosecuting in a 2 handed case that involved a stabbing outside a pub. Both defendants were convicted.

  • R v A & others (Kingston CC- 2018)

Prosecuting 4 defendants in a case involving the planned residential robbery of over £100,000. All defendants were convicted.

  • R v N (Central Criminal Court- 2018)

Prosecuting a case that involved threats to kill and grievous bodily harm in a 4 day trial that involved the successful admission of Hearsay evidence under the ‘Res Gestae’ principles.

(Leading Junior)

  • R v F & others (Peterborough CC 2020)

Leading Josh Scouller and securing successful convictions in a multi-handed case that involved serious gang related violence with charges of violent disorder and Grievous Bodily Harm contrary to s18 of Offences against the person act.

(Led Junior)

  • R v O & others (St Albans CC- 2023)

Led by Russell Pyne prosecuting a 4 handed case including charges of murder and assisting an offender.

  • R v A & others (2021/2022/2023)

Led by Chris Hewertson prosecuting a multi-handed conspiracy to commit armed robbery, burglary and possession firearms.

  • R v B (Portsmouth CC- 2021)

Led by Fern Russell defending in an 11 week trial involving 13 complainants involving allegations of historic sexual offences.

  • R v H & others (Warwick CC- 2018/2019)

Led by Michael Shaw prosecuting a drug conspiracy involving multiple defendants over 2 trials. The first trial concluded with the conviction of all defendants.

  • R v S (Inner London CC- 2017)

Disclosure junior led by Jonathan Davies in a trial involving the considering of 8 years worth of the complainant’s diaries. The case involved an allegation of historic rape.

  • R v H & Others (Wood Green CC- 2016/2017)

Led by Michael Shaw and Matthew Palmer (at the re-trial) prosecuting in a case involving a conspiracy to commit street robberies. All defendants were convicted.

  • R v I and others (Central Criminal Court- 2014)

Murder. Led junior (to William Hughes KC) for fourth defendant in a 4-handed matter where the murder was captured on CCTV. Following a 5 week trial the defendant was acquitted.


  • City Law School- BVC (Very Competent)
  • BPP- GDL
  • University of Brighton- BA (Hons) Fine Art (2:1)


  • Western Circuit
  • Criminal Bar association


2 Apr 2024

Jelani Omar is sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, with a minimum term of 22 years – Russell Pyne led Daniel Wright for the Crown

Russell Pyne led Daniel Wright in successfully securing convictions in a case that involved the death of Bereket Selomun. Jelani Omar was convicted of...

16 Jan 2024

Veterinarian jailed for murder of ex-girlfriend: Steven Perian KC led Daniel Wright for the Crown

Alberto Fioletti, 31, of Fordingbridge, stabbed his former girlfriend, Stephanie Hodgkinson, 34, at least seven times in the chest with a large kitchen knife...

8 Dec 2023

Steven Perian KC and Daniel Wright secure murder conviction

The defendant was on trial for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, after a 4 week hearing at Bournemouth Crown Court he was convicted of...

17 Nov 2023

Mother-of-two stabbed seven times; Italian vet charged with her murder – Steven Perian KC leading Daniel Wright for the Prosecution

The trial continues at Bournemouth Crown Court of Dr Alberti Fioletti, who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Stephanie Hodgkinson.  The court...

29 Feb 2016

Daniel Wright joins 2KBW

We are delighted to announce that Daniel Wright has joined us at 2 King's Bench Walk. Daniel will join our Crime Team where his...


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