David Bartlett has prosecuted many serious cases of drugs importation, revenue evasion by the importation of spirits and tobacco, and money laundering. Also VAT fraud; cheating the Revenue by carousel fraud, Phoenix fraud and fuel duty evasion.
He has developed a specialised practice in Confiscation Law, from the Drug Trafficking Acts to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. As a Recorder he has adjudicated upon a five-day confiscation hearing; and recently prosecuted a confiscation application where the benefit was certified at £156 million.
He has prosecuted for the Ministry of Agriculture and Intervention Board in fraud involving the abuse of the EC subsidy scheme.
David Bartlett has been a Class 4 prosecutor for Crown Prosecution Service since its inception.
He has prosecuted cases of motor manslaughter and death by dangerous driving; serious conspiracies to defraud, mortgage frauds, benefit frauds; charity frauds and credit card frauds.
He has defended a solicitor in mortgage fraud, and many robbers, child molesters and benefit fraudsters.
Gibson v HMRC
(in enforcement proceedings, whether wife's half share of matrimonial assets reduced because tainted by knowledge of husband's criminality, proceeds of which contributed towards preservation of those assets).
R v Farquhar  EWCA Crim 806
(effect of Defendant's voluntary repayment of compensation upon his liability to confiscation order)
R v NW and Others  EWCA Crim 2
(whether it is necessary to categorise the type of criminal conduct in money laundering cases)
R v Terry (No. 1)
relating to the death of the presiding judge between hearing and decision
R v Terry (No. 2)
relating to the effect of Not Guilty verdicts in a multi-count Indictment upon the remaining counts.