Joshua Hazelwood


Joshua has developed a busy practice in public law children and financial remedies.

Joshua graduated with a First Class Degree in Law from the University of the West of England in 2014. He was awarded the Diplock Scholarship from Middle Temple prior to completing the BPTC and being Called to the Bar in July 2015.

Before commencing Pupillage in June 2017, Joshua worked as a Family Paralegal for a solicitors firm in Oxford and for the legal department of a Local Authority. He gained experience in a variety of family work including public law children, high net worth ancillary relief and private child, including matters involving international jurisdictions.

Public Law

Joshua is regularly instructed to represent Local Authorities, parents, extended family members and children. He has experience dealing with cases at all stages of proceedings including cases in the High Court, cases involving the Official Solicitor and cases with international elements.

He has significant experience in dealing with serious allegations of neglect, physical and emotional abuse and non-accidental injury and an interest in representing children in DOL proceedings.

Financial Remedies

Joshua is regularly instructed in financial remedy proceedings. Joshua has experience in cases involving the disposition of assets, freezing injunctions, third-party intervenors and foreign property. He has experience with small and large asset pools and various legal arguments at all stages of proceedings. He also frequently represents parties in committal proceedings.

Achievements, appointments and memberships

  • BPTC: University of the West of England (Very Competent) 
  • LLB: University of the West of England (First Class)
  • Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple, 2015
  • ADR Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
  • Member of Family Law Bar Association
  • Head of Pupillage at St Mary’s Chambers
  • Vulnerable Witness Trained – successfully completed the FLBA Advocacy and the Vulnerable training