Jude Bunting and Doughty Street Chambers shortlisted at The Lawyer Awards 2020

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce Jude Bunting has been shortlisted for Barrister of the Year and we have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020.

Earlier this year Jude acted for Emily Hunt in the Court of Appeal, as part of her challenge to the Crown Prosecution Service’s decision not to prosecute a man who filmed her naked. The court ruled that doing so without consent is voyeurism.  That man has since been prosecuted and sentenced.  Emily’s inspiring campaign has been widely reported.

This is just one small example of the incredibly important and novel work that Jude undertakes.  In the last year, he has set important new precedents in protest law, open justice, and on the rule of law in Northern Ireland.  He was the “lawyer of the week” in The Times and the “public law junior of the year” in the Legal 500 awards.  Feedback comments on how “Thoroughly impressive and detailed in his analysis” Jude is, and he is and if often described by clients as “extremely intelligent, and a phenomenal advocate.” His practice is multi-faceted, but entirely committed to access to justice. Jude is an expert in public law and media law and is undoubtedly the leading junior in cases involving open justice.”

The Lawyer Awards is a leading awards ceremony within the legal calendar. Bringing together over 1,200 private practice lawyers and senior counsel, the Awards reward best practice and celebrate excellence across the whole industry.

The winners are set to be announced via an virtual ceremony on 3rd November and the full shortlist can be found here.