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 enjoys a busy personal injury practice and is regularly instructed to represent both Claimant and Defendant, including on claims funded by a CFA where appropriate.

Joseph has a wealth of experience of personal injury claims arising from UK-based road traffic accidents both on the small claims track and fast track.

Joseph routinely deals with accidents involving employers’ liability, public liability and occupiers’ liability.

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 has acted in matters which proceed on the Official Injury Claim Portal (OIC) and is experienced in dealing with matters which involve a mix of tariff and non-tariff injuries, following the recent whiplash reforms enacted by the Civil Liability Act 2018 and the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021.

Credit Hire

Joseph also has extensive experience in credit hire claims, regularly representing both claimants and defendants on the small claims track and fast track. He has a good practical knowledge of this area of law and keeps up to date with all recent developments in case law. Joseph has had success for Claimant in pursuing impecuniosity arguments as well as having BHR evidence and intervention arguments dismissed. When representing defendants, he is capable in achieving the reverse of these outcomes. Having the experience and ability to represent all parties in this area has enabled Joseph to develop a comprehensive understanding of the relevant arguments and allows him to be better prepared to face the arguments made by opposing parties.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207