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Jude specialises in judicial review, human rights and media law. He is an expert in arguing novel and high-profile points of law and has acted in 17 cases before the Supreme Court. His practice includes cases involving the rights of the media, surveillance, national security, prisons, police, international law, and women’s rights.


Year of Call: 2006; Year of Slik: 2022.

In 2020, he was named “Public Law Junior of the Year” at the Legal 500 Bar Awards, “Human Rights and Public Law Junior of the Year” at the Chambers and Partners Bar Awards, and “Lawyer of the Week” in The Times. He was also shortlisted for barrister of the year in The Lawyer awards.

He is called to the bar of Northern Ireland and a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission panel of counsel.




Association of Prison Lawyers
Police Action Lawyers Group
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Administrative Law Bar Association


Hertford College, Oxford – B.A., Modern History and French, First Class.
Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris – Diplôme international de sciences politiques et sociales
Nottingham Law School – GDL and BVC.
Gray’s Inn –
David Karmel Memorial Scholarship (2004).
Bedingfield Scholarship (2005).
“Special award for achievement” during pupillage (2006).
Ellenbogen prize for advocacy (2007).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jude Bunting KCDoughty Street ChambersThe go-to barrister for any family concerned about the actions of the state. Jude is bright, delightful and a ruthless opponent. ’

Representing ‘the gold standard for its quality of barristers and clerking‘, Doughty Street Chambers is well known for its assistance to bereaved families during significant inquests and public inquiries, while the set is also increasingly instructed as counsel to Inquiries and Inquests. With extensive expertise in inquests, Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC secured the sought-after instruction by Facebook in relation to the Molly Russell inquest, while Maya Sikand KC‘s long history of involvement in public inquiries includes the current Undercover Policing Inquiry. Within the junior pool, the recent experience of Fiona Murphy, includes being instructed in the Inquiry into the circumstances of Jermaine Baker’s death during a 2015 Metropolitan Police Service operation. Boosting the set further, public law and human rights expert Jude Bunting KC took silk in 2022.

London Bar > Data protection

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jude Bunting KCDoughty Street Chambers

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jude Bunting KCDoughty Street ChambersJude is a star. He can pick up a brief and provide advice very quickly. Urgent instructions are no issue. He is a great advocate in court and gets on well with both his opponents and judges.

With a ‘first rate team‘, members of Doughty Street Chambers act in a range of defamation, privacy, and data protection matters, representing media organizations and high-net-worth individuals. In Brake v Guy & Others, Heather Rogers KC led Jonathan Price, representing the claimant in the Court of Appeal case concerning the misuse of private information in relation to personal emails on a work account. In Stocker v Stocker, Claire Overman acted on behalf of the claimant in the Supreme Court, with respect to Facebook posts between ex-spouses, with the court clarifying certain issues in relation to defamatory social media publications. In addition, Jude Bunting KC – who took silk in 2022 – focuses on issues relating to anonymity in criminal proceedings.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jude Bunting KCDoughty Street Chambers ‘Extremely knowledgeable and quick on his feet. Top of his game.’

London Bar > Police law (claimant)

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Jude Bunting KC – Doughty Street Chambers