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Joseph Bunting

Call 2019


Joseph joined Maitland in September 2020, after successfully completing pupillage under the supervision of Richard Fowler, Fiona Dewar, Watson Pringle, and Caley Wright. During pupillage, he gained wide-ranging experience across Chambers’ specialisms. He is now developing a broad commercial chancery practice.

Examples of his recent work include acting in commercial and property proceedings and appeals, as well as advising on land transactions and probate.

Later this year, he will return to Magdalen College, University of Oxford (where he read law as undergraduate) to teach the Law of Torts.

Notable Cases

Pickle Properties Ltd v Plant (British Virgin Islands) [2021] UKPC 6 – Joseph acted (led by Nicholas Peacock QC) for the Respondent, who succeeded in this appeal before the Privy Council. The appeal concerned the effect of delay on the safety of a judgment, and the circumstances in which an equitable contribution from a co-guarantor will be denied.


BPTC, University of the West of England: Very Competent (2019)
BA(Jurisprudence), University of Oxford (Magdalen College): First Class (2018)


Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
Demyship (academic scholarship), Magdalen College, Oxford (2016 - 2018)
Falcon Chambers Prize for Land Law, University of Oxford (2018)
Slaughter and May Prize in Legal History, University of Oxford (2018)
20 Essex Street Prize for Law Moderations, Magdalen College (2015)


Chancery Bar Association


Joseph’s clerks would be happy to discuss the terms on which he will act. In the absence of express agreement in writing to the contrary, he accepts instructions on the basis of the Bar Standards Board’s Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (updated for the GDPR in 2018).