Danielle Barden > Chambers of David Josse QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse QC
5 St Andrews Hill
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Danielle practises in all areas of crime and business crime, asset recovery, civil fraud & confiscation, extradition & international, judicial review & public law and professional discipline & regulatory work.


Danielle Barden specialises in criminal and extradition law. Danielle also practises in public, prison and civil law.

She regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts for both the prosecution and the defence in a range of criminal matters, including both general and white collar crime.

Danielle is a barrister who has a broad practice and attends the Magistrates’ Court and High Court regularly in extradition matters.

She is instructed in proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, which include confiscation and enforcement proceedings at the Crown, Magistrates’ Courts and Court of Appeal.

Before coming to the bar Danielle worked at a specialist criminal defence firm in North West London. She specialised in confiscation law throughout her time at the firm. During her time at the firm she also assisted in the preparation of a multi-million-pound fraud trial, an action against the police and a judicial review concerning the improper seizure and detention of cash.


Danielle was called to the Bar in 2014.


  • Middle Temple.
  • Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association.
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum.
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association.


  • City Law School, BPTC.
  • Cardiff University, LLB Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Rising stars) Ranked: Tier 1

Danielle Barden5 St Andrews HillAn up-and-coming and very capable Barrister. She has an impressive grip on issues at hand and is very thorough in her preparation, regularly achieving fantastic outcomes for her clients.

5 St Andrews Hill is ‘well known for extradition work‘, with ‘a strong cadre‘ of ‘talented and experienced extradition lawyers‘. Recent instructions include the ‘first-class‘ David Josse QC and ‘passionate‘ Ben Keith representing the appellants in Yilmaz and Yilmaz v Government of Turkey, which involved issues concerning Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and prison conditions in Turkey. Keith is said to have ‘unrivalled knowledge‘ when it comes to Russian and CIS state extradition requests. A ‘great tactician‘, Natasha Draycott is particularly strong in cases with human rights or political issues as well as complex Part 2 cases. Gemma Lindfield‘s family law expertise gives her ‘a greater advantage to many of her peers when dealing with extradition cases that have a family element to them‘. Also of note, Danielle Barden is a rising star who has particular expertise in modern slavery cases as they relate to extradition law.