Joseph Mills


Areas of specialism: Dispute Resolution

Customer testimonials

  • Joseph represented us very, very well.

  • I just want to thank you for all your work, but not only that, the support and kindness that you have shown me throughout this whole thing.  I never expected to have a lawyer that delivered this level of service.

  • Joseph creates a solution to so many issues we present him with as a company. His attitude and Atherton Godfrey’s services are highly professional and have removed the stress from these kinds of issues.

  • Excellent advice, clearly explained and achieved the outcome we were hoping for.

  • Thank you so much for the excellent advice you gave us. Without your help we don’t believe we would have had such a good outcome. You explained everything clearly and made us feel at ease. We would be very happy to recommend you to anyone.

  • Joseph drove hard to get a resolution. It was his drive, enthusiasm and attention to detail that brought the matter to a satisfactory conclusion and we are very grateful.

  • Joseph did a great job of managing the case and kept us informed of likely costs, and actual costs at every stage, which is very important.

  • Joseph’s approach to litigation transcends his level of experience. His pragmatic and strategic approach to litigation, whilst remaining vigilant to the nuances of a particular matter, put those instructing him at a real advantage (Counsel)

Joseph completed his law degree at the University of Lincoln, where he won the university’s ‘Downing Mock Trial’ that was judged by The Right Honourable Mr Douglas Hogg QC. He is currently in the process of completing the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Leeds.

After graduating from university, Joseph worked for a law firm in Leeds dealing with commercial litigation and debt recovery matters, before joining Atherton Godfrey in March 2018.

Joseph continues to focus primarily on commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He deals with various issues, with a particular interest in construction disputes, business torts – such as misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duties as well as many forms of contractual disputes.

Joseph’s experience ranges from conducting complex multi-track litigation within specialist lists, such as the Technology and Construction Court and Circuit Commercial Court, to undertaking interim application advocacy within the county courts, in a broad range of matters, including general application advocacy, costs and case management and disposal hearings.

He also has an interest in misrepresentation and misstatement claims, deceit and fraudulent misappropriation of assets, interim remedies (summary judgement and strikeout) and bailment, transfer of title and sale of goods disputes.

He has helped employment agencies to recover outstanding contractual debts and has been instructed by both individuals and a wide range of commercial entities.

Away from the commercial arena, Joseph handles issues such as chancery matters, professional negligence and nuisance, and has recently dealt with an interesting case of fluvial contamination.

Outside work, Joseph is very active and enjoys climbing, mountaineering, scuba diving and skiing; he can often be found in the Peak District or Snowdonia National Park at the weekends during the summer. He has two working Labradors, which he trains during the winter.

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