Josh Happé

Before commencing pupillage at 2KBW, Josh was called to the bar by Middle Temple as a Queen Mother Scholar, then the Inn’s most prestigious award for all-round outstanding candidates. While qualifying, Josh volunteered at Toynbee Hall Free Legal Advice Clinic, Hackney Law Centre and the Free Representation Unit.

Josh was later awarded the Harold G. Fox Scholarship and placed at a leading litigation boutique in Toronto, Canada. At Stockwoods LLP, he undertook legal research and drafting, and assisted leading counsel in a wide array of both criminal and civil matters; including trials for murder, terrorism, serious violence and human trafficking, as well as sports law, employment law, civil fraud, and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. He also spent time working at the Ontario Court of Appeal alongside Justice James MacPherson, assisting with Inmate Appeals in Kingston, Ontario.

Josh went on to become a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary Law School, where he led seminars on Jurisprudence and Legal theory and specialist modules on Law and Human Rights and Law and Imperialism.

Josh is also a recent graduate from Harvard Law School where he earned an LLM, writing his thesis on the use of algorithmic decision making in the US criminal justice system. While at Harvard, Josh was appointed as a Teaching Fellow by Professor Joshua Greene, and taught seminars on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.


King’s College London – BA Philosophy (First Class Honours)
GDL – Distinction
BPTC – Very Competent
Harvard Law School – LLM


Middle Temple Queen Mother Scholarship
Harold G. Fox Scholarship
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Pro Bono Community Scholarship