Joe has a busy practice specialising in real estate litigation and arbitration, and is ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. His practice encompasses all real property related work including:
- Commercial, agricultural and residential landlord and tenant
- Trusts and co-ownership
- Rent review
- Land registration
- Restrictive covenants and easements
- Options and development agreements
- Adverse possession and boundary disputes
- Mineral rights and rights to light
His practice also encompasses a variety of crossover specialisms relating to:
- Riparian and coastal land
- Harbours and marinas
- Mooring rights
- Partnership law
- Transport and infrastructure
- Energy and environment
- Open access rights
- Company and insolvency law
- Company Voluntary Administration
He has significant experience in complex cases involving large institutional clients from both the public and private sector, including local authorities, the Port of London Authority, transport operators, Premiership and non-league football clubs and stadiums. In addition Joseph often deals with professional negligence matters that arise in connection with his area of expertise.
He is an elected committee member of the Chancery Bar Association.
"His calm but meticulous cross-examination is very effective, and he is dedicated to the cause."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2023
‘Joe is never flustered and communicates complex points in a simple and compelling way. ’
‘Joe is a diligent and responsive barrister, well prepared in his advocacy and presenting structured and persuasive arguments. ’Legal 500 2023
"He is forensic in his search for answers and delicate and subtle in his written work."
"He is very good to work with and a passionate advocate."Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)
"His analytical skills are second to none and he's excellent at cross-examination."Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Joseph is very good with clients. He manages to convince them to see the matter in purely legal terms and without all the emotional baggage that came with the case. He then negotiates terms that are acceptable to both parties."Legal 500 2022
"Easy to work with, great with clients and tactically very adept."
"He approaches each case with a sense of humour and calmness."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
"He is very detailed in his approach, leaving no stone unturned." Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"He is bright, articulate and deals with the briefs efficiently."Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"His written work is excellent, and he has much better forensic aptitude than many others at the property bar."Legal 500 2021
"Always a pleasure to instruct - hard-working and bright, with an appetite for getting under the surface of a case. He has expertise in riparian and coastal land, as well as mooring rights."Legal 500 2021 (Agriculture)
"He has an excellent manner with instructing solicitors and clients alike."
"He has a clear strategy for dealing with matters and is excellent at explaining things to the clients."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"He is clever, careful, organsised, and really puts his heart and soul into his work."Legal 500 2020
"He is a seriously bright, articulate barrister who rolls up his sleeves and gets on with the work."
"Extremely user-friendly and approachable from a client's perspective."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Joseph is easy to work with, very reliable, and someone with good in depth knowledge. He covers all of the bases and often thinks up new solutions, adding value."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Very bright and very thorough. He's meticulous and his written work is really very good."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Well-regarded land law practitioner who regularly handles disputes over tenancies." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Just rolls up his sleeves and gets on with it; excellent to work with."Legal 500 2018
"A very confident and competent advocate.He is very clever, practical, sensible and very quickly grasps all the issues." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Real Estate Litigation)
"He is very good and easily maintains the confidence of the court." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)More published comments