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David Joseph Esq QC

Full Title: David Joseph Esq QC
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 10.7.2018
Call Date: 27.11.1984

David is a commercial silk practising at Essex Court Chambers. He read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and was called to the Bar in 1984. He took silk in 2003.


David has been engaged for some years in the work of the Executive Committee of COMBAR, in particular developing its programmes for student and recently qualified barristers as well as expanding COMBAR’s work in overseas jurisdictions.  He is also assisting in the work of the Bar Council and COMBAR in relation to civil and commercial jurisdiction following Brexit. He is presently Secretary of COMBAR.



At the Bar David has specialised in international arbitration and related commercial work. In this area of interest he has appeared in a number of leading cases in the courts of England and Wales and in the courts of many common law jurisdictions around the world. He has written extensively in the field of jurisdiction and arbitration agreements.