Practice area

Crime

Year of call: 2012


Josh has a busy criminal practice, regularly appearing in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth courts and the Court of Appeal. Josh has expertise in a wide range of areas including drugs matters, sexual offences, extradition and violence offences. Josh is a Grade 2 CPS Panel Advocate.

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Experience

Josh has defended and prosecuted in a number of Crown Court trials dealing with matters such as threats to kill, grievous bodily harm, drugs, fraud, blackmail, robbery, weapons offences and theft.

Josh is a pro bono adviser at the Waterloo Legal Advice Service where he advises on a variety of issues including crime, housing, family, immigration and personal injury amongst other areas.

Notable Cases

Defence

  • R v AN (Woolwich Crown Court, 2018) – acquittal of man charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of two knives and criminal damage.
  • R v FE (Court of Appeal, 2017) – convictions of theft and fraud quashed on appeal.
  • R v CM (Croydon Crown Court, 2017) – sentence from magistrates court reduced from 16 months to 9 months of appeal.
  • R v RM (Harrow Crown Court, 2017) – acquittal of woman charged with affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
  • R v RG (Court of Appeal, 2017) – successful appeal against sentence for robbery case. Sentence reduced from 6 to 5 years.
  • R v KL (Central Criminal Court, 2017) – acquittal of man charged with threats to kill.
  • R v LF (Snaresbrook Crown Court, 2017) – acquittal of man charged with threats to kill.
  • R v KH (Woolwich Crown Court, 2017) – acquittal of man charged with possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.
  • R v AF (Isleworth Crown Court, 2017) – acquittal of man charged with possessing false identity document with intent.
  • R v ND (Woolwich Crown Court, 2016) – acquittal of man charged with witness intimidation.
  • R v AC (Woolwich Crown Court, 2016) – acquittal of man charged with threatening with bladed article.
  • R v DL (Court of Appeal, 2016) – appeal against sentence for cultivating cannabis.
  • R v BP (Woolwich Crown Court, 2016) – acquittal of man charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
  • R v AS (Aylesbury Crown Court, 2016) – acquittal of man charged with threats to kill at Amersham Crown Court.
  • R v DB – acquittal of youth charged with racially aggravated assault.
  • R v GM – obtained fine and contingent destruction order for client whose dog bit a young woman on the face.

Prosecution

  • R v JA, PB & CM (Peterborough Crown Court, 2017) – conviction of three men charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
  • R v KB (Isleworth Crown Court, 2017) – trial of fact proved in exposure case.
  • R v IA (Woolwich Crown Court, 2016) – conviction of man charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
  • R v DG (Wood Green Crown Court, 2016) – conviction of man charged with robbery and possessing bladed article.
  • R v AD (Harrow Crown Court, 2015) – conviction of man charged with blackmail of vulnerable victim.

Education

  • University of Manchester, History
  • BPP Law School, BPTC
  • BPP Law School, GDL

Awards, Scholarships and Memberships

  • Ann Goddard Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • Prince of Wales Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • BPP Manchester Moot Winner
  • GDL Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • Cohen Scholarship, BPP Law School
  • CPS Panel Advocate Grade 2
  • Criminal Bar Association