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Joseph Hudson

Year of call:
2018
Education:
2016
Université de Poitiers - Certificate in French Law
2017
Selwyn College, University of Cambridge - BA (Hons) Law
2018
BPP Law School - LLM Legal Practice (including BPTC) - Distinction (Outstanding)
Career:
2018
Pupil at Park Square Barristers, Leeds
2019
Level 1 prosecutor
2019
Tenant at PSQB
2019
Level 2 prosecutor
Awards:
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 is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor and conducts all manner of cases in the Crown Court on behalf of both the Defence and Prosecution. Joe successfully ensured an acquittal in his first Crown Court trial and continues to build on that success with his incisive analysis and relatable personality.

Joe regularly deals with sensitive and serious matters in the Youth and Magistrates’ Courts, including sexual and violent offences. More specifically, he has written articles and delivered seminars on the intricacies of road traffic offences and retains a particular interest in defending in such cases.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Joe worked as a legal researcher for Solomonic, a start-up data company, and as a Gateway Assessor at Chapeltown Citizens Advice Bureau. Joe combines his fine legal acumen with his grounding in the local community, having attended Roundhay High School, to provide a comprehensive service to clients.

Joe has a solid academic background, having studied Law at Cambridge, French Law in Poitiers and receiving numerous prizes and scholarships on his way to finishing top of his year on the BPTC and receiving a Distinction in his LLM.

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

Joe has a growing practice in these areas, having been involved in a broad range of both simple and complex applications in contractual disputes. He regularly receives instructions to complete written pieces of work either drafting advices or pleadings in commercial matters. Joe has an eye for detail which assists in efficient and incisive analysis of the intricacies of contracts.

Joe also has experience of insolvency proceedings, regularly accepting instructions to appear at Winding Up Petitions across the North of England.

Before coming to the Bar, Joe worked with a legal tech firm, conducting research into every case decided in the Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal since its inception in 2009; this allowed great exposure to the intricacies of Chancery work.

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

 

Joe accepts instructions in a broad range of areas of civil and personal injury law. Joe has experience in complex Fast Track matters, as well as a depth of knowledge regarding procedure and substantive law relating to claims following RTAs; specifically, he regularly deals with the finer detail in credit hire claims and is aided in that by his comprehensive understanding of the case law in that area.

Joe has written advices and drafted pleadings in Employers’ and Occupiers’ Liability claims and continues to grow his strengths across the spectrum of personal injury claims. Joe responds in good time to instructions and can turn work around at short notice to meet tight deadlines, maintaining the high standard of work that he endeavours to produce at every opportunity.

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

Joe is a member of the ‘junior junior’ panel for Government Legal Department barristers. Joe has experience in all matters which touch upon the work of the police, having spent much time on secondment at the Humberside Police and South Yorkshire Police legal departments. Moreover, Joe regularly appears at parole board hearings and is looking to grow his regulatory practice in all directions.

During the first six months of his pupillage, Joe was supervised by Robert Stevenson, who gave Joe tutelage in and exposure to many areas of regulatory work including inquests and Health and Safety prosecutions.

Contact Joseph’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250