Joseph Bairstow

Joseph Bairstow
Year of call:



2013 - University of Leeds, LLB (Hons)

2014 - BPP Law School Leeds · BPTC, Very Competent


2018 - Pupillage at Park Square Barristers, Leeds


2011 - University of Leeds, Junior Mooting Competition runner-up

2013 - University of Leeds, Senior Mooting Competition winner Major Scholarship Award, Inner Temple

2014 - BPP Law School Leeds, Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono Award

Joseph is a Grade 1 Prosecutor.

Joseph both prosecutes and defends in trials in the Magistrates’ Court involving serious assaults, sexual offences, domestic violence and road traffic offences. Joseph also accepts instructions in the Crown Court in a range of hearings including appeals against sentence and conviction. Joseph has previously appeared in proceeds of crime proceedings on behalf of the Defendant in respect of a large drug trafficking conspiracy.

Joseph also prosecutes and defends in the Youth Court and has been praised for his cross-examination of young witnesses.

Joseph Bairstow successfully completed a common law pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Moran.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253