Joseph Hudson

Year of call:



2016 - Université de Poitiers - Certificate in French Law

2017 - Selwyn College, University of Cambridge - MA Cantab

2018 - BPP Law School - LLM Legal Practice (including BPTC) - Distinction (Outstanding)


2018 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers, Leeds

2019 - Level 1 Prosecutor

2019 - Tenant at PSQB

2019 - Level 2 Prosecutor

2020 - 3 month Barrister secondment at CPS Yorkshire & Humberside

2021 - Level 3 Prosecutor


2017 - BPTC Advocacy Scholarship, BPP

2017 - ADR Competition Winner, St Philips Chambers

2017 - Tancred Studentship, Lincoln’s Inn

2017 - Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn

2018 - Sunley Pupillage Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

2018 - BPTC Professional Discipline Prize, BPP

2018 - BPTC Munkman Prize for highest mark in Advocacy, Zenith Chambers

2018 - Award - North Eastern Circuit Prize for Excellence on the BPTC

Joe has a busy practice in high-profile inquisitorial proceedings. He has been appointed as junior counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry, during which he will be working to assist the Inquiry Chair, Baroness Heather Hallett, with the preparation and delivery of the Inquiry’s investigative work.

Joe has dealt with a diverse range of coronial cases, including the death of a road cyclist, a complicated death at a care home involving safeguarding concerns and the contraction of COVID-19, and multiple self-inflicted deaths in state custody involving consideration of Article 2 ECHR.

Joe understands the importance of getting it right at the Pre-Inquest Review and takes a considered approach to the menu of issues which arise at such hearings, from disclosure and IP status to Article 2 and Jury considerations.

Recent cases:

  • Appointed as junior counsel to the UK-Covid 19 Inquiry.
  • Instructed for the healthcare provider in an inquest involving suicide in a Doncaster prison.
  • Instructed to appear in an inquest on behalf of Derbyshire County Council in which safeguarding concerns were being investigated following the death of a vulnerable adult in hospital, preceded by a fall in a care home and the contraction of COVID-19.
  • Instructed in an inquest involving a holidaymaker contracting food poisoning and then being admitted to hospital on return to the UK following complications.
  • Instructed in an inquest concerning the death of a cyclist following collision with a large vehicle.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5213