Joe O'Leary (First six pupil)

First six pupil

Year of Call: 2019

Joe is a first six Pupil. He is currently observing complex financial crime work as part of his first four months of Pupillage.


Joe is a first six pupil. During pupillage he has observed a number of criminal defence matters in the crown and magistrates courts. With his supervisor, Ini Udom, Joe has observed the prosecution of complex financial crime.

Joe also follows members of chambers in extradition cases, observing both Part 1 and Part 2 cases. In addition, Joe shadows the Family team within Chambers.

Additional Information

Before pupillage Joe successfully acted pro-bono for excluded children in the exclusion appeals process at all levels. Joe would appeal a school’s decision to exclude a child acting as their advocate. He would represent the child and parents at hearings before school governors and appeals to the local authority. These were contested hearings where the schools may be represented. 


  • University of Law: Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent).
  • University of Liverpool: LLB in Law (First Class Honours).


  • Exhibition Award, Inner Temple.

Professional Memberships

  • Inner Temple.
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association.