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.