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Joseph Mulderig

Year of call 2002, Lincoln's Inn  

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Negligence, Insurance Fraud, Personal Injury

Personal Injury: Band 3
"He is forensically prepared for every conference and hearing with a grasp of all the facts and the relevant issues."
"His client care skills are excellent, and he is a very skilled advocate and negotiator."
"Joseph is a very proficient barrister who is approachable, obtains the results required and provides excellent advice on trickier elements."
"Joe is hard-working and meticulous. He demonstrates an ability to explain matters to clients in a professional but down to earth way."

Chambers and Partners 2024

Personal Injury:
"Joseph is an excellent barrister. He is intelligent and thoughtful, he can draw on his experience as a personal injury solicitor, he is a good advocate and a good communicator, his cross-examination skills are excellent, and he has the ability to put his clients at ease."

Legal 500 2024

Clinical Negligence:
"Joseph is forensic in his preparation of every case that he is instructed on. He is well-prepared and has a thorough knowledge of all issues in the case, his client care skills are excellent, and he is a skilled and persuasive advocate who understands the key issues, focusing on the important issues."

Legal 500 2024

Personal Injury:
"Joseph is an outstanding barrister in his chosen field. An excellent advocate, he is hardworking, meticulous and tactically very astute. He also has an ability to empathise with the challenges facing those he represents, many of whom have life changing injuries. His knowledge of the human anatomy and associated injuries is first class and he also demonstrates an ability to explain matters to clients in a professional, but down-to-earth, way that helps put them at ease, often at very traumatic times."

Legal 500 2023

Clinical Negligence:
"Joseph is always extremely well prepared and has a forensic grasp of the detail of every single case. The client always receives clear, well thought through advice. At all times, he is very good with lay clients in ensuring that complex issues are made easy to understand."

Legal 500 2023

Personal Injury: Leading Junior
"A diligent, thorough, and down-to-earth junior."

Legal 500 2020


Joseph Mulderig

Joseph is recognised as a hard-working, client focused barrister. With over twenty years' experience he is able to take complex issues and find a straightforward, logical strategic solution.

Joseph is praised for his friendly and approachable style in conference, with an innate ability to put clients at ease, he is recognised as a thorough and tenacious trial advocate. He is often involved throughout the litigation process from pre-issue tactics and evidence through to trial.


Joseph specialises in all aspects of personal injury litigation including injuries of the utmost severity, fatal accidents, pain cases, industrial disease, clinical negligence and cases involving allegations of fraud and exaggeration. He is instructed, in broadly equal terms, by both claimants and defendants. He has a reputation for hard work and forensic attention to detail.

He is regularly instructed in high value and complex cases and is experienced in settling schedules of loss and counter schedules in claims valued well into six figures and in excess of £1 million. Joseph is frequently instructed to attend joint settlement meetings.

Joseph has experience of brain and spinal cord injuries and loss of limb cases requiring adapted accommodation and the establishment of case management and care/support worker regimes and the making of related interim payment applications.

In recent years he has been increasingly instructed in pain disorder cases including fibromyalgia, CRPS, somatisation and chronic pain/central sensitisation. Joseph also has experience of claims against the MOD including non-freezing cold injuries.

Whilst multi-track work predominates Joseph accepts instructions at all levels and is regularly briefed to appear at trials and interim hearings.

Current instructions include several high value brain injury cases (both with and without leading counsel), cases of spinal injury and pain cases. Joseph is briefed to appear for a defendant in a high profile 10-day High Court trial concerning allegations of historic physical abuse of apprentices at a professional football club.


• Settled a case for £1.1 million at a JSM on behalf of a claimant who suffered a stroke in the immediate aftermath of a minor RTA but no direct physical injury. Complex medical and causation issues. Initially D denied that the stroke was causally related to the RTA and later alleged that C would have suffered a stroke within 12 months in any event.

• Successfully represented a claimant who suffered a rotator cuff tear in a slipping accident at a 5 day trial where exaggeration was alleged based on surveillance evidence. Case had failed to settle at a JSM. Oral evidence at trial from orthopaedic, psychological and OT experts. Damages assessed at c£190,000 with no adverse findings.

• Acted for claimant who suffered a complex wrist fracture leading to arthrodesis. Settled for £200,000

• Acted for claimant who suffered a fracture of the patella and mid-femur. Good recovery with C completing apprenticeship and securing employment in engineering. Central issue related to the potential impact on future employment prospects. Settled for £150,000.

• Acted for claimant who suffered a fractured wrist leading to arthrodesis and an injury to his lower back in an accident at work. It was C’s case that he developed a chronic pain disorder. In response to surveillance evidence D’s experts and C’s pain expert concluded that C was exaggerating. Successfully represented C in a late application to change pain expert. Settled at JSM for £525,000 net of contributory negligence, CRU and interims (gross value c£900,000).

• Acted for claimant who suffered a femoral fracture extending into the knee joint leading to replacement. C remained in full-time work with no ongoing loss of earnings. Substantial disagreement about the risk of later amputation in the event of failure of the knee replacement. Settled at JSM for £925,000.

• Acted for claimant who suffered whiplash injuries in a minor RTA. Late onset of fibromyalgia and even later deterioration of that condition. Substantial disagreement between medical experts as to any causal relationship to the RTA. Settled at JSM for £206,000.

• Acted for claimant who suffered fractures of the calcaneum, ankle and forearm in an accident at work. D alleged exaggeration and relied on surveillance evidence. Settled at JSM for £265,000.

• Acted for the claimant who suffered recurrent dislocation of the patella, a patellectomy and chronic pain following a highway tripping accident. C had bilateral easily dislocatable patellae and pre-accident problems. D alleged that C would have suffered a similar dislocation in any event. Settled after trial had commenced for £350,000 (with Michael Rawlinson KC).


Personal Injury Bar Association


LLB (Hons)
Law Society Finals

Prescribed Information

Joseph is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Joseph can be found here.

Joseph’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Joseph to undertake Court work for a brief fee plus additional refresher days. Paperwork and conferences are most commonly charged at an hourly rate. Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success. Joseph will typically return paperwork within 21 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

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