David Orbaum

Year of call:



1976 - Leeds University, BA History (2:1)

1978 - College of Law, London, BVC Bar Exams Part 1 and 2

1982 - Leeds Metropolitan University, Solicitors’ Final Exams


1978 - Pupil at Westminster Bank (now Sovereign) Chambers, supervised by Lionel Scott and His Honour Judge Hoffman

1979 - Member of Westminster Bank Chambers

1983 - Requalified & admitted to the roll as a solicitor

1994 - Higher Court Advocate (criminal)

1996 - High Court Advocate (all courts)

2010 - Returned to the Bar and rejoined Sovereign Chambers CPS Level 3 prosecutor

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers

Over the past 30 years, David Orbaum has developed extensive experience of defending most aspects of regulatory work for individuals and companies, including health & safety, food hygiene, dangerous substances, and breaches of planning regulations.

Crossover with criminal law

He is also very experienced in cases involving serious criminal offences in the Crown Court. This crossover with criminal law lends an invaluable dimension to David’s regulatory & disciplinary work. His comprehensive grasp of the entire criminal process offers a significant advantage when presenting in Crown Court.


David’s prior experience working as a solicitor has resulted in a confident and effective approach when dealing with those he represents, regardless of their background.


David conducts seminars and lectures extensively on all aspects of police station advice and its impact on criminal proceedings.

Public Access

David Orbaum may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact David’s clerk

Please contact Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

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