David Wolchover

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"Theresa May should be arrested"

David Wolchover is a British lawyer who was called to the bar in 1971 and did his pupillage at Cloisters, the famous set then headed by the radical silk and one-time maverick Labour MP John Platts-Mills QC. He moved to several different chambers before becoming Head of Chambers at Lion Court in 1999 and presided over the subsequent move to 7 Bell Yard. On turning sixty in 2007 he left full-time practice but remained as joint Head until 2012. In 2013 the members of 7 Bell Yard moved to bigger premises at Goldsmith's Building in Inner Temple and became Church Court Chambers, where he remained a “door tenant” for some years. David Wolchover is now once again a sole practitioner at Ridgeway Chambers.[1]

Article 50

David Wolchover has written extensively on the EU Referendum, Brexit and the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.[2]

Only defends

At the Bar David Wolchover has always specialised in crime. Although his attitude on law reform is progressive, not to say in many respects radical, he is an ardent supporter of the independent Bar and the traditional system of barristers undertaking both prosecution and defence work. Like many of his generation, he only defends although he has absolutely nothing against prosecuting.


David Wolchover is sole author of "The Exclusion of Improperly Obtained Evidence" (Barry Rose Publishers, 1986), lead author of "Wolchover and Heaton-Armstrong on Confession Evidence" (Sweet & Maxwell 1996), co-author with Neil Corre of "Bail in Criminal Proceedings" (2nd ed, Blackstone Press, 1999; 3rd ed, Oxford University Press 2004), contributing co-editor of "Analysing Witness Testimony" (Blackstone Press, 1999), sole author of "Silence and Guilt: An assessment of case law on the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994" (Lion Court Lawyers, 2001), contributing co-editor of "Witness Testimony: Psychological, Investigative and Evidential Perspectives" (Oxford: OUP, 2006), "Witness Testimony in Sexual Cases: Evidential, Investigative and Scientific Perspectives" (OUP, 2016) and "Culprits of Lockerbie" (A Treatise Concerning the Destruction of Pan Am 103 on 21 December 1988).[3]


A Document by David Wolchover

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Theresa May's Misconduct In Public OfficeArticle9 March 20192016 EU Referendum
Lisbon Treaty
Withdrawal from the European Union
Theresa May
Misconduct in Public Office
Theresa May's Misconduct in Public Office offence arises from what is alleged to have been her wrongful activation on 29 March 2017 of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union