Joseph Mahon

Profile

Joseph is currently a second six pupil accepting instructions in both the commercial and property divisions.

He has so far been supervised by Jane Hodgson (property and housing), Roger Laville (commercial and company) and Shane Crawford (employment), gaining experience across Chambers’ practice areas.

In property and housing, his experience has included:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions, including a four-day trial on an injunction concerning extensive allegations of discrimination, as well as committals for breach;
  • Possession cases at every stage, for both public and private landlords;
  • Succession, disrepair and homelessness proceedings, including two Court of Appeal cases relating to the latter.

His commercial experience has included:

  • Breach of contract claims, from high court through to small claims level, including banking litigation and invoice financing disputes;
  • Breaches of fiduciary / directors’ duties, including breaches of trust and other obligations;
  • Applications to amend the register of companies, to convene general meetings, as well as other company law procedures;
  • Jurisdictional challenges under CPR 11, relating to conflicts of law and competing international forums.

His employment experience has covered unfair and wrongful dismissal claims, discrimination, whistleblowing and harassment, in both the public and private sector.

Background
After graduating from Edinburgh University, Joseph undertook the GDL at BPP in London, achieving a distinction. He was awarded a very competent on the BPTC, also from BPP. In his LLM from UCL, he was awarded a distinction, including a distinction in every module, and ranked among the top of his year.

Joseph’s studies were supported by the Lord Denning Scholarship and Accommodation Award from Lincoln’s Inn, and an Advocacy Award from BPP.

Before joining Chambers, Joseph spent a year as a paralegal at a leading international law firm, where he worked on the largest competition law dispute in the UK courts at the time, and before that at a start-up law firm, where he advised a range of SMEs and start-ups on their company law obligations.

He has also spent time abroad, working with the leading women’s rights organisation in Palestine. While there, he assisted in numerous submissions to UN Treaty Bodies and wrote speeches that were delivered at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. He later acted as a consultant for the organisation in a similar capacity.

He has published articles for the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (‘Humanitarianism within Statist Boundaries: a systemic interpretation of Art. 1F Refugee Convention in light of terrorist concerns’, Vol 8(2), 2019), the Lincoln’s Inn Student Law Journal (‘Religion in the Balance: Constitutionalism, Autonomy and Identity in the CJEU’, 2019), and on the website Keep Calm Talk Law.

Lastly, Joseph has gained financial experience, principally by interning in the investment trust section of a leading market-making firm.