Joseph began his pupillage in October 2019. Joseph has been supervised by Simon Mills and Roger Laville in the Commercial Team and Jane Hodgson in the Property Team.
Before pupillage, Joseph appeared in over 500 County Court cases as a solicitor’s agent. Joseph’s experience ranges from managing busy lists of short hearings to small claims trials. He is comfortable appearing before judges in the County Courts and the Insolvency and Companies Court. He has dealt with hearings including possession actions against tenants and mortgage borrowers, bankruptcies, and consumer credit matters. Joseph has also appeared in many applications for summary judgments, strike-outs, and set-asides.
Joseph accepts instructions across Five Paper’s core practice areas.
Over the course of his pupillage Joseph has worked on a variety of commercial cases. He accepts instructions relating to:
- Interpretation of contracts
- Breach of contract
- Debt claims
- Directors’ duties
- Sale of goods and supply of goods and services
- Actions to enforce debts against property
Joseph has represented both bankruptcy petitioners and debtors in County Courts as well as the Insolvency and Companies Court. He has appeared in applications to set aside statutory demands, annul bankruptcies, and for possession and sale of property.
Joseph accepts instructions in both personal and corporate insolvency for:
- Winding-up petitions
- Bankruptcy petitions
- Applications to set aside statutory demands
- Applications to annul bankruptcies
- Validation orders
Joseph accepts instructions in general property litigation. He has experience of charging orders and orders for sale. He wrote his LLM dissertation on commercial rent reviews and is interested in work involving 1954 Act tenancies.
Property work which Joseph will accept includes:
- Disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
- Mortgage cases
- Applications for charging orders
- Applications for orders for sale
- Disrepair cases
Joseph is experienced in representing landlords, lenders, and receivers in possession actions. As a pupil he has worked on cases involving tenancy succession, anti-social behaviour, and homelessness allocations.
Joseph accepts instructions in all aspects of housing law, including:
- Mortgage possessions
- Section 8 and section 21 possession claims
- Possession claims for secure tenancies
- Actions against trespassers and squatters
- Gas and other access injunctions
- Anti-social behaviour injunctions and closure orders
- Committal proceedings
- Applications to suspend warrants
- University of Nottingham 2013-2016, BA hons Viking Studies, First Class
- City, University of London 2016-2017, Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation
- City, University of London 2017-2018, LLM Bar Professional Training, Merit Dissertation on the concept of the open market in commercial rent review
- Represented the University of Nottingham on University Challenge 2016
- Highly Commended, UKELA Andrew Lees Essay Prize 2017
- BPTC Exhibition Award, Inner Temple 2017-18
- Winner, UKELA Lord Slynn of Hadley Moot 2018
- Second place, Inner Temple Public Speaking Competition 2018
- Represented Inner Temple at the European Universities Debating Competition 2018
- Winner, Inner Temple Rawlinson Cup Debating Competition 2019
- Second place, LPC Law Advocate of the Year 2019