The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Pump Court Chambers

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC

Work 01962 868161
Fax 0845 259 3240
London, Swindon, Winchester

David Josty

Work 01962 868161
Pump Court Chambers (Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC)


David is an experienced practitioner with expertise in family finance and children law both public and private. David has acted in a broad range of public law cases on behalf of local authorities, private parties (including parents, grandparents and aunts) and guardians. Cases with which David has had considerable experience include those involving allegations of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, domestic violence, and substance misuse. David also has experience in public law cases involving the Official Solicitor. Demonstrating his ability to sustain his focus on complex matters, David has acted in a four-week fact-finding hearing concerning allegations of sexual abuse. Notably, arising from a number of high-profile cases in the area of adoption, David recently appeared for the local authority before Sir Mark Hedley in the matter that followed the decision in Re W (Adoption Order: Leave to Oppose) [2013] EWCA Civ 1177. David regularly acts in contested private law proceedings ranging from residence and contact disputes to cases concerning removal from jurisdiction and change of name. He has considerable experience in finding of fact hearings and his practice in private law work has led to an increasing number of appearances in the High Court. In addition to his children work, David regularly receives instruction in financial remedies proceedings following divorce alongside an established TOLATA practice. His experience in this area extends to cases involving businesses, foreign assets, pensions and intervening third-party interests.


Called 2002, Gray’s Inn. Forensic officer, Lion Laboratories Ltd, Barry, South Wales 1995-2001; legal assistant (personal injury department) Eversheds LLP 2002-03.


French (basic).


FLBA, Western Circuit.


St Julian’s Comprehensive School, Newport, South Wales; Kingston University, second year exchange with Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA (1994 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science); King’s College London (1995 MSc Forensic Science); College of Law (2001 Dip Law (PGDL)); Cardiff University (2002 Dip Law (BVC)).


Whilst free time is limited due to David’s busy family commitments, he is a keen cyclist (both road and mountain) and enjoys the challenge of trail running – such activities having taken him to physical highs on a number of extreme sporting challenges in recent years. Any remaining time that David has is taken up fulfilling his role of co-ordinator of the Under 8s group at his local rugby club.

Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

David Josty - Pump Court ChambersHe is particularly good with vulnerable clients.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to