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Alongside a successful Crown Court practice in serious crime Joseph Hart regularly acts in regulatory matters such as health and safety prosecutions in incidents involving death; significant breaches of fire safety regulations and prosecutions for environmental crime. He is on the government's national list of special regulatory advocates in health and safety and environmental law. His experience of jury-based advocacy is an asset in areas of law often dominated by advocates who lack a broad Crown Court experience and he provides robust trial focused advice and quick thinking to the most complex regulatory cases. Joseph Hart has an expanding practice in cases involving professional discipline.


Barrister at Deans Court since 2000.

Assistant Coroner for Liverpool and the Wirral since 2016.

Governing Bencher, Inner Temple since 2019

Recorder since 2020

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Advocate of the Supreme Court of St Helena

Approved counsel for the Falkland Islands

Category 4 Crown Prosecutor (RASSO)

Category B Government Regulatory counsel


Joseph Hart read Jurisprudence and French at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He speaks Italian and French fluently; and has basic German. Joseph regularly attends the International Bar Association Conferences, and was selected to be a member of the Bar Council’s 2012 trade delegation to China.