Joshua Jackson (Pupil)

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Artificial Intelligence | Clinical Negligence | Discrimination & Equality | Employment | Human Rights | Personal Injury | Public & Administrative Law


Josh commenced pupillage in September 2020. He is currently in his second seat, supervised by Anna Beale.

As a pupil, Josh has assisted in unfair dismissal, discrimination, holiday pay, national minimum wage, and trade union cases in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court and High Court. He has assisted with judicial reviews regarding the transposition of EU directives and in unlawful detention cases. He has gained experience in mass group claims and often assists members of chambers on matters concerning the European Convention on Human Rights and human rights law generally.

Prior to pupillage Josh worked as a project manager at Action4Justice, where he helped develop access to justice platforms in different countries and authored guidebooks on public interest litigation. Previously, he spent a year as an intern in Greenpeace International's legal team, where he assisted on climate litigation in several jurisdictions. Alongside pupillage, he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Action4Justice and has been elected to the Steering Committee of the ETO Consortium.

Before joining Cloisters, Josh gained advocacy experience as a volunteer representative in social security claims for the Free Representation Unit.

Josh has working proficiency in Spanish.


J F Gregg Prize for Best Law Student – University of Birmingham, 2017

Sir Henry Barber Law Scholarship – University of Birmingham, 2017

Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours - University of Birmingham, 2017

Masters in Public International Law (Cum Laude) - University of Amsterdam, 2018

Valedictorian Speech – University of Amsterdam, 2018

BPTC Scholarship – City Law School, 2019

Queen's Scholar – Middle Temple, 2019

Bar Practice Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School, University of London, 2020


Action4Justice, Executive Committee Member

Administrative Law Bar Association, Member

Bar Human Rights Committee, Member

ETO Consortium, Steering Committee Member

Free Representation Unit, Member

Global Legal Action Network, Member

Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Member

Young Legal Aid Lawyers, Member


‘A closer look at AI and employment: Analysis of the recent CDEI and TUC reports’ (Blog, November 2020)

Anti-Corruption Guidebook, Action4Justice (2020)

Climate Litigation Guidebook, Action4Justice (2020)

Arrest Guidebook, Action4Justice (2020)

Pre-Trial Detention Guidebook, Action4Justice (2020)

Going to Court Guidebook, Action4Justice (2020)

Business and Human Rights Guidebook, Action4Justice (2019)

‘Pathways to Justice in a Globalised World: An Assessment of the Justiciability of the Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' (2018) Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2018-09