Danielle Barden

Year of Call: 2014

Danielle Barden specialises in criminal and extradition law. Danielle also practises in public, civil and family law.

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Danielle Barden specialises in criminal and extradition law. Danielle also practises in public, civil and family law.

She regularly appears in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts for both the prosecution and the defence.

Danielle is a barrister who has a broad practice, including representing defendants in prison law proceedings.

She is instructed in proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, which include confiscation and enforcement proceedings at the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.

Additional information

Before coming to the bar Danielle worked at a specialist criminal defence firm in North West London. She specialised in confiscation law throughout her time at the firm. During her time at the firm she also assisted in the preparation of a multi-million pound fraud trial, an action against the police and a judicial review concerning the improper seizure and detention of cash.


  • City Law School, BPTC.
  • Cardiff University, LLB Law.

Professional Memberships

  • Middle Temple.
  • Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association.
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum.

Asset Recovery, Civil Fraud & Confiscation

Danielle regularly appears at confiscation proceedings at the Crown Court.

She appears at enforcement proceedings at the Magistrates’ Court concerning the activation of default sentences for the non-payment of confiscation orders.

Recently she has successfully opposed the activation of a number of default sentences for clients whose outstanding confiscation orders have ranged in value from thousands to hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Business Crime

Danielle has experience of financial and business crime cases, particularly cases involving allegations of fraud.  Danielle accepts instructions prosecuting and defending business crime cases.


Danielle is a skilled advocate within the field of criminal proceedings.

Danielle has experience at the Crown Court, appearing in cases for both the prosecution and defence concerning offences including fraud, burglary, assault and drugs offences.

She has also regularly appeared at the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts in a wide range of cases involving joint enterprise, multiple co-defendants and offences including assault, theft and criminal damage.

Recently, Danielle has defended in a burglary trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court involving an expert in facial mapping. The defendant was acquitted.

Extradition & International

Danielle regularly appears in extradition proceedings at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. She represents defendants whose extradition has been requested to countries throughout Europe and has assisted in a number of lengthy extradition cases involving Part 2 countries. These cases have included concerns over prison conditions amounting to the inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners.

Danielle has assisted clients with the drafting of letters to Interpol concerning the request for the removal of and information concerning Interpol Red Notices.

Judicial Review & Public Law

Danielle accepts instructions in public law. She has experience in the preparation of public law cases before coming to the bar.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Danielle accepts professional discipline and regulatory instructions.

Cases of Note

R v B

Represented a defendant at the Crown Court who was jointly accused of committing a burglary, the evidence of which relied on the account of a police dog handler.

R v P

Successfully represented a defendant at the Crown Court accused of the commission of a burglary. The issue in the case was identification. A facial mapping expert was relied on by the defence to secure the acquittal of the defendant based on a successful dispute over the quality of the identification evidence.

R v T

Represented a defendant in sentencing proceedings at the Crown Court concerning the attempted abduction of a child.

R v A

Successfully negotiated a favourable confiscation order for the defendant that reflected the accurate available amount.

R v J

Acted for the Crown in the sentencing of £144,000 fraud involving the defendant abusing the trust of his employer by using his position to purchase and sell on goods for his own benefit.