Daniel Jones > Chambers of David Josse QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Dan practises in all areas of crime and professional discipline & regulatory.

Position

Dan Jones has developed a busy practice in the Crown court, accepting instructions to act for both the defence and the prosecution. Dan has also appeared, as junior counsel alone, on behalf of clients in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

Dan is instructed to defend and prosecute the full range of criminal offences, but particularly cases of serious violence, sexual offences, offences related to the possession and supply of drugs and dishonesty offences including theft and fraud.

Alongside his Crown court practice, Dan maintains a practice in the magistrates’ court where he is regularly instructed on a private basis to represent clients charged with road traffic offences.

Dan also has experience of representing clients facing criminal proceedings brought by regulatory bodies and local authorities.

As a member of the Attorney-General’s Junior Juniors panel, Dan has developed a detailed knowledge of the law in relation to legal professional privilege and has been instructed as Independent Counsel on a number of occasions to review seized material. He is currently instructed as Independent Counsel in relation to a large-scale fraud investigation which has generated national and international press.

Before coming to the Bar, Dan was employed as a paralegal in the criminal department of a well-known North London firm of solicitors. Whilst there he gained a thorough understanding of what instructing solicitors require from counsel, as well as experience on a wide range of cases including:

R. v. J [2013 – 2014]: Dan was involved in the preparation of the successful defence of J, who was charged with the murder of a police officer alleged to have occurred during the course of the 1985 Tottenham riots.

FAPL v. V [2013 – 2015]: This was a private prosecution by the Premier League, who alleged that V had criminally infringed their copyright. Complex confiscation proceedings followed the trial of issue, where the prosecution alleged a benefit figure of £3 million and an available amount of some £4.5 million. The prosecution eventually agreed a benefit figure of less than half that originally contended for, and an available amount of just over £120,000.

 

Career

Daniel was called to the Bar in 2013.
Grade 2 Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Prosecutor.
Grade 2 Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Prosecutor for the South Eastern Circuit and Wales Circuit.
Attorney-General’s Junior Juniors Panel.

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association (CBA).
  • Cymdeithas Cyfreithwyr Cymry Llundain (Association of London Welsh Lawyers).
  • Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association (YFLA).

Education

  • Cardiff University, BPTC (Outstanding).
  • Aberystwyth University, LLB (Hons) (2:1).

Awards:

  • Winner, Sentencing Council Sentencing Competition 2013.
  • Inner Temple Award for Outstanding Achievement on the BPTC 2013.