Joseph joined Maitland in September 2020, after successfully completing pupillage. He now has a busy and broad commercial chancery practice spanning the whole gamut of Chambers’ practice areas, with an emphasis on civil fraud, commercial, insolvency and property disputes.
Joseph has experience dealing with all stages of dispute resolution, from pre-action and ADR through to trial, appeal, and enforcement. He appears frequently in both the County Court and the High Court, and is happy acting alone, with a leader, or as part of a larger counsel team. Recent examples of his led work include Re Bitumina Industries Ltd  EWHC 2578 (Ch) (an insolvency case concerning the creation and enforceability of floating charges), Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd  EWHC 2847 (Ch);  L. & T.R. 6 (an appeal relating to business tenancy renewal); and Pickle Properties Ltd v Plant (British Virgin Islands)  UKPC 6 (a commercial appeal relating to guarantees). He has also appeared in the High Court (both led and unled) successfully defending urgent interim applications.
Joseph read law at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he took a double first (along with subject prizes and a Scholarship). He then went straight onto the BPTC (as a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn), followed immediately by pupillage, becoming a tenant at Maitland aged 23. Alongside his first year of practice, he returned as a Lecturer to Magdalen College, Oxford, to teach the Law of Torts. Outside of practice, he maintains a keen interest in legal history, and is a member of the Selden Society for the promotion of English legal history.
Joseph welcomes instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. His clerks would be happy to discuss the terms on which he will act. Unless agreed otherwise in writing, he will be acting on The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time and referred to in the BSB Handbook).