David Hewitt

David Hewitt


Year of call: 2016

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com


  • Practice Summary

    David appears in the Crown and Magistrates’ Court, prosecuting and defending individuals facing serious allegations.

  • Practice Summary

    David has appeared in both public and private law family proceedings. David is noted for being able to build a strong rapport with both professional and lay clients.

  • Practice Summary

    David has represented Appellants in the Immigration Tribunal. Between June and October 2018, David provided advice to the Secretary of State regarding the suitability of immigration decisions. David undertook pupillage under the supervision of Roxanne Frantzis, a significant proportion of which involved Immigration Law.

  • Practice Summary

    David has successfully represented clients in proceedings on the Small Claims and Fast Track.

  • Practice Summary

    David has made a number of successful applications on behalf of North Yorkshire Police.

  • Practice Summary

    David has substantial public law and regulatory experience from his time in Local Government – including experience of Judicial Review proceedings. David has substantial experience of the legal issues associated with the devolution of power and funding to local government, Combined Authorities and/or directly elected mayors.

  • Qualifications 

    BPP University – BPTC / LLM Professional Legal Practice (Distinction).

    Nottingham Law School – Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction).

    University of Sheffield – Post-graduate certificate in Leadership and Management (Distinction).

    Newcastle University – BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (First Class).


    Recipient of the Ann Goddard Scholarship 2018 (Gray’s Inn).

    Recipient of the Steen Award 2015 (Gray’s Inn).


    Prior to the bar, David spent 12-years working in local government in a number of senior positions (latterly with responsibility for a £52 million business investment programme).

    David has both legal and non-legal experience from this previous career.