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Joseph Bryan

Joseph Bryan

Call: 2015

Barrister

“Joseph is an excellent employment law barrister - a go-to person! Nothing is too much trouble, he is always happy to help; and he is incredibly easy to work with, and has a great way with clients, who are equally impressed by him. He has superb employment law knowledge and his ability to grasp the issues is second to none. He also has a very calm style, but at the same time has no issues in litigating the most difficult cases.”

Legal 500 2023

"He is incredibly easy to work with, he is always willing to help, and he is great with clients because he is personable and explains things in a very clear and non-legalistic way. The quality of his work is excellent, he is very thorough, he grasps the issues quickly, he is calm yet confident and he is really great to work with."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"He is very thorough, he is excellent with clients, and he is unfazed by aggressive and well-resourced opposition."

Chambers & Partners 2022

“Joseph is very personable and easy to talk to, which makes him great with clients and other lawyers alike. He is always keen to help and goes the extra mile when something is urgent. Joseph is also very quick at picking up on both the legal and commercial issues, pragmatic in his approach, and has an excellent knowledge of employment law – certainly one to watch.”

Legal 500 2022

“excellent – very impressed with his preparation and always helpful – great client care”

Joseph Bryan

“Joseph is an excellent employment law barrister - a go-to person! Nothing is too much trouble, he is always happy to help; and he is incredibly easy to work with, and has a great way with clients, who are equally impressed by him. He has superb employment law knowledge and his ability to grasp the issues is second to none. He also has a very calm style, but at the same time has no issues in litigating the most difficult cases.”

Legal 500 2023

"He is incredibly easy to work with, he is always willing to help, and he is great with clients because he is personable and explains things in a very clear and non-legalistic way. The quality of his work is excellent, he is very thorough, he grasps the issues quickly, he is calm yet confident and he is really great to work with."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"He is very thorough, he is excellent with clients, and he is unfazed by aggressive and well-resourced opposition."

Chambers & Partners 2022

“Joseph is very personable and easy to talk to, which makes him great with clients and other lawyers alike. He is always keen to help and goes the extra mile when something is urgent. Joseph is also very quick at picking up on both the legal and commercial issues, pragmatic in his approach, and has an excellent knowledge of employment law – certainly one to watch.”

Legal 500 2022

“excellent – very impressed with his preparation and always helpful – great client care”

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Ranked as a rising star (tier 1) (The Legal 500) and ‘Up and Coming’ (Chambers & Partners) in employment law, Joe is a specialist in employment, sports and commercial litigation. He represents clients in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the civil and appellate courts, and in sports and commercial arbitrations.

He acted (led by David Reade KC) in Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive t/a Nexus v Anderson [2019] ICR 433, which is now the leading authority on the jurisdiction of employment tribunals in statutory wages claims.

Joe sits as a Chair of the Football Association’s National Serious Case Panel, adjudicating on all types of serious disciplinary cases in grassroots football.

Legal 500 2023 (Employment): “Rising Star (tier 1)

“Joseph is an excellent employment law barrister – a go-to person! Nothing is too much trouble, he is always happy to help; and he is incredibly easy to work with, and has a great way with clients, who are equally impressed by him. He has superb employment law knowledge and his ability to grasp the issues is second to none. He also has a very calm style, but at the same time has no issues in litigating the most difficult cases.” 

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Employment): Up and Coming

“He is incredibly easy to work with, he is always willing to help, and he is great with clients because he is personable and explains things in a very clear and non-legalistic way. The quality of his work is excellent, he is very thorough, he grasps the issues quickly, he is calm yet confident and he is really great to work with.”

“He is very thorough, he is excellent with clients, and he is unfazed by aggressive and well-resourced opposition.”

Other praise from clients and instructing solicitors:

  • He put his case across to the judge in such a way that she could not say no. [My client] would want Joe fighting his corner any day.
  • His pleadings and other written submissions have been described as “brilliant”, “spot on”, “top-rate” and “impressive”.
  • He is “superb, proactive”, “down to earth” and “very professional but also matter of fact”.
  • He gives “prompt and detailed attention” with “very clear analysis”.
  • excellent – very impressed with his preparation and always helpful – great client care

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