Gemma Lindfield > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill

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Gemma is an experienced extradition, family, criminal and public law barrister with a particular focus on human rights.


Gemma is an experienced extradition barrister and has been involved in some of the most complex and high-profile cases. She frequently appears in the High Court on matters of complexity. She is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for extradition.

Gemma also appears in judicial review and public law matters and she has a particular interest in Human Rights and international cases.

Gemma is an experienced family law barrister and is regularly instructed in all aspects of family law.

Seminars and lectures

Gemma frequently delivers presentations on extradition to solicitors, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Interpol. She is also quoted in the media in publications such as The Times and the Guardian and appears on Sky News. Gemma successfully applied for Rule 39 interim relief from the European Court of Human Rights to prevent the removal of a Polish single mother sought on an EAW for possession of 5 grammes of amphetamine. Gemma argued that it would be disproportionate for her to be extradited and that her Article 8 rights would be breached.

What the Legal Directories say about Gemma Lindfield:

“Quite a fighter in court, she battles hard for the client.” “Excellent on her feet, she is incredibly tenacious and highly persuasive, always standing her ground.”

Chambers and Partners 2021.

“A lawyer with gravitas who is well-liked by the judges.” “She fights for her clients.”

Chambers and Partners 2019.

‘Excellent advocate and very persuasive on her feet. She is never phased by often difficult and demanding judges and will steadfastly argue on behalf of her clients.’

The Legal 500 2021.

‘She appears in cases with human rights elements.’

Legal 500 2019.

“She is really down to earth and a great lawyer.”

Chambers and Partners 2018.


  • Gemma was called to the Bar in 2002.
  • Gemma is a grade 3 appointed panel advocate on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) list.
  • Gemma is on the CPS Specialist list for Extradition: Grade 3.


  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
  • Family Law Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Gemma Lindfield5 St Andrews Hill