Josef Rybacki


Josef joined chambers in September 2018 as a first-six pupil. He prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court.

Josef is gaining experience in chambers’ main practice areas, and is instructed in cases involving criminal law, extradition, POCA, public and licensing law.

In his first six he received a prize from the Kalisher Trust for his essay on corporate criminal liability.

Before joining chambers, Josef worked as a Legal Assistant in the White Collar Crime department at a leading US law firm, where he assisted in representing individuals and corporations facing prosecution by various domestic and foreign enforcement agencies. He has also worked at the Government Legal Department and as an assistant investigator at the Serious Fraud Office.

From 2015 to 2016 Josef undertook a Harold G Fox Fund Scholarship in Canada. He was primarily based at Ontario’s leading litigation firm, where he worked on a range of regulatory and civil cases, including a $9bn enforcement action against a major international oil company for environmental damage.

Josef clerked for Justice MacPherson at the Court of Appeal of Ontario, where he assisted with criminal and civil appeals. He was also seconded to the Office of the Attorney General of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Yukon, and shadowed Justice Cromwell at the Supreme Court of Canada.

While studying the BPTC, Josef volunteered as a duty adviser at Willesden County Court, where he represented defendants in housing possession proceedings.

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PROFILE: Josef Rybacki

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BPTC - City Law School

GDL - College of Law, Manchester

BA (Hons) - University of Manchester

Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln’s Inn)

Wolfson Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Harold G Fox Fund Scholarship (Middle Temple)

Kalisher Essay Competition – 3rd place

DAC Beachcroft Mooting Shield– Winner

College of Law National Mooting Competition – 2nd Place


CPS Panel (Grade 1)

Attorney General Junior Junior Scheme

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Criminal Bar Association

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