Jude Bunting > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

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Jude is a human rights and administrative law specialist.   He has acted in nine Supreme Court cases and numerous claims in the European Court of Human Rights. He appears regularly before the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal, and international human rights courts and panels.

Jude’s expertise spans both public and private law. He is equally at home in complex and lengthy trials and inquests, which require mastery of large amounts of evidence and expert witness handling, as he is arguing specialist points of law. His practice includes cases involving open justice, national security, prisons, police, surveillance, inquests, international law, and discrimination.

Jude is called to the bar in Northern Ireland.  In 2012, Jude was shortlisted for young barrister of the year in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards.




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 > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jude BuntingDoughty Street ChambersQuick to grasp the issues and develop a cohesive approach. He is able to offer in depth analysis of the law. He is always on hand to provide advice and assistance, and provide thorough detailed advice.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jude BuntingDoughty Street ChambersJude is extremely bright, with a fantastic work ethic. His written work is excellent and he is fantastic on his feet. He is formidable on public law matters and is very much in demand.

London Bar > Defamation and privacy

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Jude BuntingDoughty Street ChambersJude is a fantastic barrister. Able to turn to work extremely quickly and deal with our issues as urgently as is necessary. He is a star advocate too and one of the key team of people we regularly turn to.

London Bar > Data protection

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

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London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jude BuntingDoughty Street ChambersJude is very impressive. Extremely knowledgeable and persuasive, he is equally great on his feet with a jury or with other decision makers, and his written submissions are excellent. He is also fantastic at knowing the best points to make, and clients really warm to him.