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Joe Davidson .HEIC

Call: 2018 (Lincoln's Inn)

Practice area: Crime

Joe is a busy junior practising criminal law.

Joe is a member of the pupillage and management committees within chambers.

To instruct Joe, contact his clerks at or on 020 7936 2613.

Joe’s practice is exclusively criminal.  He represents and prosecutes those charged with serious offences and is frequently instructed in violence (s18/s20), drugs, firearms and Theft Act cases.  Joe has a strong grasp of confiscation proceedings.  He is also experienced in dealing with sexual offences.  Joe has both defended and prosecuted those with significant mental or psychological impairments.  



Joe has defended in dozens of Crown Court trials spanning the criminal law from Armed Robbery to historic sex, drugs and firearms to domestic violence.  

Recent defence experience has included representing the first defendant in a major drugs and firearms conspiracy discovered through Encrochat evidence.  He also travelled to the Northern Circuit to represent, at trial, a retired church minister accused of many historic sexual offences against three children. 

Joe is always willing to travel should his clients require it.   

Meanwhile, in the Central Criminal Court, Joe recently represented a man on a drugs conspiracy where the prosecution had to offer no evidence on day one of his trial after legal argument.  In a different case at the same court, Joe has also successfully resisted an application under s22 POCA to increase the available amount his client had after starting a legitimate business. 



On the prosecution side, Joe was instructed in an Aggravated Burglary trial involving the use of noxious fluids as a weapon to inflict GBH.  The defendant was convicted by the jury and sentenced to a double-figures term of imprisonment. 

Among many others, Joe has also prosecuted trials for Armed Robbery (acquitted), insurance fraud (convicted), and a serious road range incident in which the defendant (convicted) deliberately ran over another man on the M25.       



Joe appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of a homeless street drinker who had been sentenced to consecutive terms of imprisonment for possessing an offensive weapon and threatening another with that weapon.  The appeal was successful after grounds were amended orally in court and complex argument on totality.




Joe is a member of the Chambers Management Committee, and sits on the Pupillage Committee and interview panels.

He has first-class honours in History (SOAS, 2014) and an MSc (Edinburgh, 2015).

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