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

Chambers of David Josse QC
5 St Andrews Hill
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David practises in asset recovery, civil fraud & confiscation, business crime & crime, chancery & commercial, judicial review & public law, personal injury & professional negligence, planning property & landlord & tenant and professional discipline & regulatory.


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

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.

David accepts Direct Public Access instructions.

David maintains a long-standing interest in China. On his most recent visit he took part 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.


David was called to the Bar in 2003.
Panel B, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) list of advocates.
Grade 3 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.


  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • Fraud Lawyers Association.