Joshua Normanton


"Always well prepared and clients love him"

- Instructing Solicitor


Joshua frequently 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.  

Joshua has experience in cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants. He writes regularly on the issues which arise in cross-examining such witnesses and is part of a small consultancy team tasked with preparing a mandatory course for advocates on cross-examining vulnerable witnesses.

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

Joshua has also been instructed in a number of appeals before the Court of Appeal, including those where he did not represent the appellant at first instance.

Joshua 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.

Joshua is a popular public access practitioner and welcomes appropriate instructions from members of the public. He is sought-after in matters ranging from road traffic law, professional discipline, police law and general crime.

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