Joshua Bowker

Year of Call: 2015


Education

University of Hull, LLB Law, 2:1
Manchester Metropolitan University, BPTC, Outstanding


Joshua specialises in all areas of criminal law, and accepts instructions for both prosecution and defence in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court.

Joshua has experience of a wide array of hearings, including first appearances, bail applications, plea and trial preparation hearings, Magistrates’ trials, sentences, and appeals against conviction and sentence in the Crown Court.

He also has an interest in regulatory work, having successfully prosecuted on behalf of a Local Authority on matters involving environmental breaches and breaches of planning permission.

He joined Chambers in 2018 after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Rachel Faux. During pupillage, Joshua observed a number of serious and complex trials in the Crown Court, and assisted with the preparation and research of them.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Joshua worked as a County Court Advocate, representing parties in all manner of civil proceedings, including small claims trials.

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R v DT: Defended a teenager who had pleaded guilty to possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply. Following a Newton Hearing, the judge accepted the Defendant’s account, and they received a suspended sentence.

BMC v UJ: Successfully represented the local authority prosecuting an individual for failing to comply with environmental regulations.

BMC v CH: Successful prosecution on behalf of a local authority for failing to comply with an Enforcement Notice issued following building works erected in breach of planning permission.

R v JB: Represented a Defendant where special reasons were found in a case of no insurance as the Defendant had been misled to believe he did have insurance in place.

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