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 for both Prosecution and Defence. 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.

Prior to joining Chambers, Josh worked at a number of firms including Kingsley Napley, Macfarlanes and Malletts.

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 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 (Ayelsbury 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 KB (Isleworth Crown Court, 2017) – trial of fact proved in exposure case.
  • R v GM (Luton Crown Court, 2017) – conviction of man charged with assault.
  • R v JD, 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 against man for two counts of exposure.
  • R v IA (Woolwich Crown Court, 2016) – conviction of man charged with causing grievous bodily harm.
  • R v JB (Snaresbrook Crown Court, 2016) – trial of fact proved against women for robbery.
  • 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.
  • R v MP (Snaresbrook Crown Court, 2015) – conviction of man charged with breach of restraining order.

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