This websites use cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details about cookies and how to manage them, see our cookie policy.

Joseph Bunting

Call: 2019

Overview

Joseph joined Maitland in September 2020, after successfully completing pupillage. He is now developing a broad commercial chancery practice, and regularly acts in commercial, insolvency and property disputes.

He is happy acting alone, with a leader, or as part of a larger counsel team. His recent led work in the High Court includes an appeal relating to business tenancy renewal (Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch)); defending an urgent, without notice injunctive application in insolvency proceedings; and, acting as part of the wider counsel team dealing with significant, ongoing litigation relating to fiduciary duties. Last year he appeared (led) before the Privy Council in a commercial appeal (Pickle Properties Ltd v Plant (British Virgin Islands) [2021] UKPC 6). He also frequently acts in the County Court.

Joseph regularly advises on issues across the full spectrum of Chambers’ practice areas, with a particular emphasis on contractual, real property, insolvency, and civil fraud disputes. He also has experience of settling disputes by ADR, and is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘Junior’ Junior Scheme.

 

Joseph read law at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he took a double first. 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 Chambers aged 23. Alongside his first year of practice, he returned as a Lecturer to Magdalen College, Oxford, to teach the Law of Torts.

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).

Expertise

Overview

Joseph has acted and assisted in a range of commercial disputes, from proceedings in the County Court through to an appeal before the Privy Council. Most recently he has been part of the counsel team dealing with substantial and ongoing High Court litigation concerning breach of fiduciary duties and its remedial consequences.

Notable Cases

  • Pickle Properties Ltd v Plant (British Virgin Islands) [2021] UKPC 6 – Joseph acted (led by Nicholas Peacock QC) for the Respondent, who succeeded before the Privy Council. The appeal concerned the effect of delay on the safety of a judgment, and the circumstances in which an equitable contribution from a co-guarantor will be denied.

Overview

Joseph has a keen interest in land law, and came top in his year at Oxford in the subject. He regularly acts in possession proceedings (mortgage, residential, and commercial), recently appearing (led by Richard Fowler) in Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch); 2021 ALL ER (D) 03 (Nov). He also has experience acting in, and advising on, commercial disputes concerning real securities, and other interests in land (such as easements).

Notable Cases

  • Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch); 2021 ALL ER (D) 03 (Nov) – Joseph acted (led by Richard Fowler) in this appeal to the High Court. The appeal concerned the nature of the intention that a landlord had to establish under Section 30(1)(g) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Overview

Joseph is involved in a number of ongoing disputes (including in the High Court) relating to civil fraud and the recovery of assets. He has particular expertise dealing with accounts of profits.

Banking & Financial Services 

Overview

Charities 

Overview

Company, Partnerships & LLPs 

Overview

Insolvency & Restructuring 

Overview

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • COMBAR
  • Property Bar Association

Qualifications

  • BPTC, University of the West of England: Very Competent (2019)
  • BA(Jurisprudence), University of Oxford (Magdalen College): First Class (2018)

Awards

  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
  • Demyship (academic scholarship), Magdalen College, Oxford (2016 - 2018)
  • Falcon Chambers Prize for Land Law, University of Oxford (2018)
  • Slaughter and May Prize in Legal History, University of Oxford (2018)
  • 20 Essex Street Prize for Law Moderations, Magdalen College (2015)

 clerks@maitlandchambers.com                                                                  

  +44 (0)20 7406 1200

Joseph Bunting

Call: 2019

jbunting@maitlandchambers.com

Overview

Joseph joined Maitland in September 2020, after successfully completing pupillage. He is now developing a broad commercial chancery practice, and regularly acts in commercial, insolvency and property disputes.

He is happy acting alone, with a leader, or as part of a larger counsel team. His recent led work in the High Court includes an appeal relating to business tenancy renewal (Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch)); defending an urgent, without notice injunctive application in insolvency proceedings; and, acting as part of the wider counsel team dealing with significant, ongoing litigation relating to fiduciary duties. Last year he appeared (led) before the Privy Council in a commercial appeal (Pickle Properties Ltd v Plant (British Virgin Islands) [2021] UKPC 6). He also frequently acts in the County Court.

Joseph regularly advises on issues across the full spectrum of Chambers’ practice areas, with a particular emphasis on contractual, real property, insolvency, and civil fraud disputes. He also has experience of settling disputes by ADR, and is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘Junior’ Junior Scheme.

Joseph read law at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, where he took a double first. 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 Chambers aged 23. Alongside his first year of practice, he returned as a Lecturer to Magdalen College, Oxford, to teach the Law of Torts.

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).

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • COMBAR
  • Property Bar Association

Qualifications

  • BPTC, University of the West of England: Very Competent (2019)
  • BA(Jurisprudence), University of Oxford (Magdalen College): First Class (2018)

Awards

  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
  • Demyship (academic scholarship), Magdalen College, Oxford (2016 - 2018)
  • Falcon Chambers Prize for Land Law, University of Oxford (2018)
  • Slaughter and May Prize in Legal History, University of Oxford (2018)
  • 20 Essex Street Prize for Law Moderations, Magdalen College (2015)

Commercial Disputes

Joseph has acted and assisted in a range of commercial disputes, from proceedings in the County Court through to an appeal before the Privy Council. Most recently he has been part of the counsel team dealing with substantial and ongoing High Court litigation concerning breach of fiduciary duties and its remedial consequences.

  • Pickle Properties Ltd v Plant (British Virgin Islands) [2021] UKPC 6 – Joseph acted (led by Nicholas Peacock QC) for the Respondent, who succeeded before the Privy Council. The appeal concerned the effect of delay on the safety of a judgment, and the circumstances in which an equitable contribution from a co-guarantor will be denied.

Real Estate

Joseph has a keen interest in land law, and came top in his year at Oxford in the subject. He regularly acts in possession proceedings (mortgage, residential, and commercial), recently appearing (led by Richard Fowler) in Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch); 2021 ALL ER (D) 03 (Nov). He also has experience acting in, and advising on, commercial disputes concerning real securities, and other interests in land (such as easements).

  • Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2021] EWHC 2847 (Ch); 2021 ALL ER (D) 03 (Nov) – Joseph acted (led by Richard Fowler) in this appeal to the High Court. The appeal concerned the nature of the intention that a landlord had to establish under Section 30(1)(g) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery

Joseph is involved in a number of ongoing disputes (including in the High Court) relating to civil fraud and the recovery of assets. He has particular expertise dealing with accounts of profits.

Banking & Financial Services

Charities

Company, Partnerships & LLPs

Insolvency & Restructuring