Joe O'Leary > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
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Work Department

Joe accepts instructions in all of chambers’ areas of practice. Joe prosecutes and defends regularly in the Magistrates' and Youth Courts and is developing a Crown Court practice.

Joe is Youth Court qualified.  He has been instructed in serious Youth Court cases, both prosecuting and defending and has been commended for his thorough and pro-active preparation of his cases.

Under the supervision of Ini Udom, James Fletcher and Sarah Wood, Joe has observed all areas of chambers' practice, including, extradition, complex criminal trials, POCA matters and a range of civil proceedings.

Articles and Legal Updates

Joe often writes articles and legal updates. His most recent articles include:

Before pupillage, Joe successfully acted pro-bono for excluded children in the exclusion appeals process at all levels. Joe would appeal a school’s decision to exclude a child acting as their advocate. He would represent the child and parents at hearings before school governors and appeals to the local authority. These were contested hearings where the schools may be represented. 


  • Joe was called to the Bar in 2019.


  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum.
  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
  • The Inner Temple.


  • University of Law: Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent).
  • University of Liverpool: LLB in Law (First Class Honours).
  • Exhibition Award, Inner Temple.