Achieving positive outcomes for my clients is at the heart of the service I look to provide. The key to this is honesty. I strongly believe that if we can’t help a prospective client, or if we do not think that a solicitor is needed or appropriate in their particular circumstance, we cannot hesitate to tell them that. If their situation does call for a solicitor, we will always be transparent in their chances of success and advise them of the risks but present their case with tenacity and logic.
When people look to a solicitor, it is more than likely that they are in a very vulnerable position or they need assistance with a material decision in their personal or professional life. As a result, I believe that anything short of me being fully transparent and reliable is not acceptable.
Going to court and fighting the corner for my clients was something I wanted to do from a young age. Still, it only really became a passion when I started university and started practicing advocacy.
The satisfaction that comes from successfully bringing or defending a claim and being able to give positive news to your client is, in my opinion, what makes the job worth it.
Training and practicing under pragmatic solicitors has given me the insight that the manner in which you present your case can be far more important than the facts of the case you are presenting. To that end, you must choose the right solicitor for your case. Anything else is asking for trouble.
I chose to work at Britton and Time so I could work and collaborate with like-minded lawyers in a practice that provides exceptional service to each client.
Joseph graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 and the University of Law in 2016. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2018.
Since qualification, Joseph has had exposure to a wide variety of practice areas, including professional negligence, high net worth contentious probates, criminal law, employment and family law. In particular, Joseph has an affinity for contentious matters and litigation in general. He has increasingly been dealing with complex and highly contested divorce, financial disputes and estate claims.
In 2016, Joseph was involved in a highly complex and sophisticated multi-million-pound fraud claim in the High Court involving the director of a company. Joseph was instructed by the company in a civil action against the defendant and assisted in a private prosecution brought against him, which ultimately resulted in the conviction and a prison sentence.
Joseph then acted in 2017 on the removal of a trustee of a Will Trust who had been acting contrary to their duties of care to the beneficiaries of the Trust. This seems to be a common area of law for Joseph as he has just successfully concluded a similar matter where the trustee of an estate was removed due to their various breaches of fiduciary duties.
In 2020, before court proceedings were issued, Joseph successfully dealt with a multi-million-pound construction dispute brought spuriously without significant cost to the client.
More recently, Joseph has dealt with a very technical defamation case with intricate limitation issues and honesty defences. This matter was successful for the client who defended such action brought against them.