Called to the Bar in 2015, Joe became a member of Littleton in October 2016 on completion of his pupillage. He is developing a busy practice in employment law and commercial litigation. Approachable and reliable, Joe has been described by instructing solicitors as “superb, proactive, good at handling and calming down the client” and “at ease with the client and good value from my point of view”. He has also been praised for his “prompt and detailed attention” and “very professional manner”.
Joe has acted as sole counsel in the Employment Tribunal, County Court and the High Court, and has undertaken a range of drafting work in contentious and non-contentious matters alike.
Joe speaks French and German, holding undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Modern Languages, and worked in both France and Germany before coming to the Bar. He was ranked in the top three students in his law conversion course cohort and went on to gain an Outstanding grade in his Bar finals.
For better or worse, Joe travels far and wide to follow his hometown club Manchester United.
Joe has made regular appearances for both claimants and respondents in various Employment Tribunals, as well as drafting pleadings, schedules of loss, witness statements and skeleton arguments, in discrimination, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, redundancy and wages claims, including:
Joe has appeared as sole counsel in various commercial claims in the County Court, including:
Joe has also advised on civil litigation strategy and has drafted letters before action, pleadings and preliminary applications.
Joe has a keen interest in High Court employment matters. During his pupillage he assisted with a number of applications for interim injunctive relief (including in the information technology and insurance sectors).
He has also appeared in the High Court on his own account:
Joe is an experienced user of the Relativity electronic disclosure platform, having been instructed as junior counsel on a multi-million-pound investment dispute.
As a pupil, Joe assisted his supervisor and other members of Chambers on various sports-related disputes, including:
Joe welcomes instructions in sports law, both as sole counsel and led by more senior counsel.
2015: Bar Professional Training Course: Outstanding
2014: Graduate Diploma in Law: Distinction
2012: MSt Modern Languages (University of Oxford): Distinction
2011: BA (Hons) Modern Languages (Durham University): First Class