John McNamara > Chambers of David Josse QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse QC
5 St Andrews Hill
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John practises in all areas of crime and business crime, asset forfeiture, civil fraud & confiscation and professional discipline & regulatory.


John McNamara is a barrister practising in criminal law and all related areas. He is building a strong Crown Court practice representing defendants charged with a variety of serious criminal matters including fraud, firearms, grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice.

Instructing solicitors have observed that John goes the extra mile in cases involving young and vulnerable people. He places great importance on caring for the lay client throughout their case whether they are a business professional or a vulnerable person.

John is regularly instructed in the Magistrates’ Court on a privately funded basis to represent individuals in a range of general crime cases. He accepts instructions in driving matters and has successfully defended a number of individuals facing drink driving and related charges.

John is currently instructed as one of a team of disclosure counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.


John was called to the Bar in 2014.
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) appointed prosecutor (Grade 1).
Attorney General’s Junior Juniors Panel.


  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • Young Fraud Lawyer’s Association.


  • BBP Law School, BPTC; Very Competent
  • BBP Law School, GDL; Commendation
  • University of Warwick, BA (Hons.) History; 2.1


  • Ann Felicity Goddard Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2017)