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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 > Administrative and public law (including local government)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jude BuntingDoughty Street ChambersHe has an in-depth knowledge of practice, procedure and tactics.

Doughty Street Chambers handles various public law matters, frequently crossing over with its other areas of expertise where it acts for individuals against the state. Edward Fitzgerald QC represented a Grenadian revolutionary convicted of murder after the Grenadian Bar rejected his application to practice law due to a failure to meet its “good character” requirement. Among the juniors, Jude Bunting represented Michael Segalov, a left-wing commentator and Labour Party activist, in a challenge to Sussex Police’s decision to refuse him accreditation to attend the 2017 Labour Party conference; in court proceedings it transpired that this was based on his reporting.

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jude BuntingDoughty Street ChambersThoroughly impressive and detailed in his analysis of the law and facts.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jude BuntingDoughty Street ChambersExtremely intelligent, passionate and a phenomenal advocate.