Edmund Burge QC > Chambers of David Josse QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse QC
5 St Andrews Hill
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Edmund practises in business crime, asset recovery, civil fraud & confiscation and professional discipline & regulatory law.


Edmund Burge is a leading junior, ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in financial crime at the London Bar.  He specialises in serious financial, commercial and organised crime, with particular expertise in complex tax and commercial fraud, corruption, arms-trafficking and brokering, money laundering, large-scale drug-importations and other organised criminal matters.  In addition to advocacy in substantive offences, he provides advice and representation in proceedings for ancillary matters such as asset forfeiture and confiscation. 

He is regularly instructed to lead in document heavy and multi-handed cases, frequently involving complex issues of jurisdiction, disclosure, and public interest immunity.  Since 2007 he has been a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates in cases involving matters of terrorism and National Security and is DV cleared until 2021.  Since January 2017 he has been First Junior Counsel to the Metropolitan Police, advising on its involvement in the Public Inquiry into the long-term deployment of undercover police officers over the last 50 years.  
In March 2018 he was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court.

Between 2005 and 2007 Edmund was the Kent Bar Mess representative to the Committee of the South Eastern Circuit. Between 2007 and 2010 he was Junior to the Kent Bar Mess, and was the Mess’ Diversity Mentor between 2010-2015.

Prior to coming to the Bar Edmund was a civil servant at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), where he was involved in investigating and prosecuting cartels, price-fixing and other anti-competitive practices.


Edmund was called to the Bar in 1997.
Appointed Recorder – March 2018.
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Grade 4 lists for Fraud, Serious Crime, Proceeds of Crime, Rape and other Sexual Offences, and General Crime.
Attorney-General’s Panel of Special Advocates for cases involving allegations of terrorism and matters of national security, and is thus vetted by the Security Services at DV (Developed Vetting) level.
General Dental Council’s Fitness to Practice Panel member 2013-2017.


  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • South East Circuit.
  • Kent Bar Mess.


  • Thomas More Awards 1996 & 1997.
  • Ede & Ravenscroft Prize 1997.
  • Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn Student of the Year) 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Edmund Burge QC5 St Andrews Hill Incredibly user friendly. He is able to make very complex facts appear very simple and straightforward. Fantastic draftsman. Juries like him; judges trust him.