David Williams > 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 recover, civil fraud & confiscation, general crime (criminal defence) extradition & international, human rights, immigration, judicial review & public law, sports and regulatory.


David Williams practices in Extradition, Human Rights, Public Law, Sports Law / Regulation and Criminal Defence. He has extensive experience of proceedings before the Criminal, Administrative and Divisional Courts, encompassing appellate work in Crime (CofA and Case Stated), as well as in extradition proceedings and judicial review, with particular expertise in European prison conditions. 

David is ranked in Chambers and Partners as Up and Coming in the field of Extradition (London Bar). Here’s what the 2018 guide says about David:

“Really passionate when it comes to arguing his case and so good at picking things up very quickly. His service to clients is some of the best you’ll come across.” 

An “experienced and knowledgeable” extradition junior renowned for his tenacity and  “superb ability to get to the nub of a case.”

Chambers and Partners 2018.

David also has experience in a broad range of regulatory offences before courts and tribunals. He has particular expertise in proceedings before Regulatory Commissions / Appeal Boards of The Football Association.

He joined Chambers having worked in the third sector in various roles over 6 years including working for the Citizens Advice Bureau and as an Independent Mental Health Advocate. David also worked as a paralegal at the Office of the Georgia Capital Defender on capital murder trials.

David won the Norman Tapp Memorial Prize for Excellence in Mooting (Gray’s Inn) in 2009 and mooted internationally representing Gray’s Inn.


David was called to the Bar in 2009.
David is a Band B panel advocate for the General Dental Council (GDC).


  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
  • Extradition Lawyers Association.
  • Amicus.
  • The Howard League for Penal Reform.
  • Liberty.
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

David Williams5 St Andrews HillFantastic advocate; concise, engaging and articulate. Very knowledgeable in his field and always willing to help with pursuing novel lines of challenge.