David Reddin MBE LLB (Hons) - Chairman Elect (Summer 2021)
Having been called to the Bar in 1982, David had a fascinating career as a Barrister and International Lawyer both within the Legal Services of H.M. Armed Forces and more recently the Legal Services Commission and Legal Aid Agency. His experience ranges from prosecuting and defending soldiers at Courts Martial to dealing with vulnerable members of the public, the media and senior legal and political figures on a national and international level. As a senior legal aid lawyer he enabled many ground breaking legal cases to be dealt with and successfully concluded in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. His team specialised in Clinical Negligence, Child Abuse, Prisoner Rights, and all aspects of Public Law. David has dealt with a wide variety of Professional bodies Including Legal Aid Practitioners Group and pertinently Action v Medical Accidents (AvMA).
As a barrister in the military his wider responsibilities have included operational advice to senior military commanders and politicians including ministers on ‘targeting’ matters and rules of engagement in different operational theatres. His ‘peace time military role’ included preparation and prosecution of the more serious and complex cases such as, fraud, rape and serious assaults along with Boards of Inquiry investigating the events surrounding the deaths of military personnel. Recently retired and based in Salisbury, David readily agreed to offer his services to INSPIRE and was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2019. In January 2021, by a unanimous vote, David was elected by his co-Trustees to assume the Chair from David McCreath. This occasion will be marked at the Trustees’ next Board meeting which, Covid permitting, will take place in the Summer, 2021.