David McNeill > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
LONDON
EC4V 5BZ
England
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Work Department

David is a barrister with a strong practice in fraud and serious and organised crime cases.

David is ranked in Chambers and Partners in financial crime.

Position

David is currently a door tenant at 5SAH. He is currently practising in Northern Ireland. He has built up a successful practice prosecuting and defending difficult, complex, multi-handed cases, both alone and being led. He is experienced in business crime, money-laundering, terrorist finance, drugs and organised crime cases. David is a specialist in confiscation, proceeds of crime and asset recovery. He is also instructed in commercial litigation and judicial reviews, particularly where there is an overlap between criminal and civil jurisdictions.

David has built up a wide experience prosecuting and defending difficult, complex, multi-handed cases, both alone and as junior counsel. He has particular knowledge of tax, VAT and Excise, drugs, money-laundering and organised crime cases and has been instructed on a number of cases with a significant international dimension.

Although the mainstay of David’s practice is in criminal litigation, he maintains a commercial civil practice in chambers’ main areas of practice. He is often instructed in areas such as fraud or asset forfeiture where there is an overlap between the criminal and civil worlds.

Chambers and Partners:

“A very calm, measured and confident advocate.” “He’s very bright, hard-working, detailed and thorough.”

“A very good advocate who is meticulous and a good negotiator.””He is exceptionally thorough in preparation, mastering the detail in the case, and in court is an impressive advocate proving strong on cross-examination.”

Chambers and Partners 2021 and 2019.

  • David accepts Direct Public Access instructions.
  • David is also called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.
  • David maintains a long-standing interest in China. He has participated in seminars led by Chinese universities and prosecutors on improving defendants’ rights, lectured to Chinese students on English criminal law and established links with Chinese criminal defence lawyers. He has written chapters and articles about English law (both in English and Chinese) for publications in mainland China.

Career

  • David was called to the Bar in 2003.
  • Grade 4 advocate on Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Unified Prosecution List.
  • Grade 3 advocate on the CPS fraud List.
  • Grade 3 advocate on the CPS Proceeds of Crime List.
  • Grade 3 advocate on the CPS Serious and Organised Crime List.
  • Grade 3 advocate on the CPS Counter-Terrorism list.

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • Fraud Lawyers Association.