Josh Normanton


"Always well prepared and clients love him"

- Instructing Solicitor


Josh regularly appears in the Crown Court for both the defence and the prosecution. He is regularly instructed as junior counsel or as a led junior in extremely serious or complex cases. He has particular expertise in murder, fraud and serious sexual offences. He has demonstrated his competency in cases which would ordinarily be beyond a barrister of his call.  

Josh has significant experience in cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants. He assisted in the design of a national course on cross-examining vulnerable witnesses and has contributed to leading practitioner textbooks in the field.

Josh also regularly prosecutes and defends in environmental, health and safety and food hygiene offences and is often instructed in an advisory capacity to local authorities in relation to these offences.

Josh also has expertise in prison law and accepts instructions to appear before the Parole Board. He has represented prisoners subject to whole life tariffs and those subject to extended sentences or imprisonment for public protection.

Josh is a popular public access practitioner and welcomes appropriate instructions from members of the public. He is an expert in road traffic law.

Josh has an interest in financial services law following a secondment at the General Counsel’s Division of the Financial Conduct Authority in 2017. While there, he developed practical expertise in the interpretation of European legislation and advised on a range of issues from the application of MiFID II to the legal nature of cryptocurrency. 

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