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Joseph Bairstow

Joseph Bairstow
Year of call:
2014
Education:
2013
University of Leeds, LLB (Hons)
2014
BPP Law School Leeds · BPTC, Very Competent
Career:
2018
Pupillage at Park Square Barristers, Leeds
Awards:
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 enjoys a busy personal injury practice and is regularly instructed to represent both Claimant and Defendant.

Joseph has a wealth of experience of claims arising from road traffic accidents and also employer’s liability, occupier’s liability and holiday sickness. He is able to provide assistance throughout the claim’s life, including: drafting pleadings and advice on quantum and/or liability; representation in a range of pre-trial applications and hearings; and representation at trial or MOJ Stage 3 hearings.

Joseph also has considerable experience in credit hire claims and is well-versed in the usual arguments and all recent developments in case law.

Joseph also has experience of matters involving dangerous animals under the Animals Act 1971.

Joseph completed a common law pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Moran. During his pupillage, he spent time with James Wilson, an experienced Civil Fraud practitioner.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Joseph accepts instructions in a variety of contractual and commercial disputes. Joseph is regularly instructed to draft pleadings and to advise on a broad range of issues, including potential breaches and/or causes of action.

Joseph has considerable experience in chancery matters. His work includes representing clients in respect of insolvency proceedings, winding up petitions and bankruptcy orders.

Joseph is also familiar with liability orders and has been instructed in an application to set aside the same.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

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

Joseph has experience in claims arising from road traffic accidents in which fundamental dishonesty is pleaded. This is an area in which he seeks to expand his practice and is able to draw upon his considerable experience of road traffic accident and credit hire claims.

Joseph completed a common law pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Moran. During his pupillage, he spent time with James Wilson, an experienced Civil Fraud practitioner.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Joseph accepts instructions in all regulatory matters. He has experience in DVPO applications and hearings. He has also previously appeared on behalf of the Police in a civil application under the Dangerous Dogs legislation.

Joseph also has experience in representing the Police in family matters involving Police disclosure and Forced Marriage Protection Orders.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joseph accepts instructions in all children and family proceedings. He has experience in representing both Applicant and Respondent in private law proceedings. Joseph has represented clients in the Family Court in domestic abuse matters. Joseph also accepts instructions in public law proceedings.

Joseph also has experience in representing the Police in family matters involving Police disclosure and Forced Marriage Protection Orders.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209

Arnela Siranovic on 0113 213 5212