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- 1980 Called to the Bar
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Charles Joseph is regularly instructed on behalf of both corporate bodies and individuals and by firms of solicitors ranging in size from very large to sole proprietors. Professional Access (e.g. from surveyors, engineers etc) and Public Access instructions are also accepted. He appears before courts at all levels and before arbitral and other tribunals including disciplinary tribunals.
Cases resolved by arbitration fall into all categories and in the past have included such varied matters as an action concerning an allegedly forged will, a solicitors’ partnership dispute and a substantial five-party commercial/contractual dispute.
Charles Joseph is a Chartered Arbitrator and accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator. He is sometime legal assessor to the General Optical Council.
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Charles Joseph has experience in a wide range of property work and focuses on commercial landlord and tenant, real property (e.g. freehold covenants, conveyancing problems, easements etc) and construction matters.
Business & Commercial
His business and commercial work includes partnership disputes, share disputes, directors’ disqualification proceedings, unfair prejudice petitions and all forms of contractual and commercial disputes.
His Chancery work also includes insolvency issues and matters involving wills and trusts.
His professional negligence work includes matters relating to surveyors, solicitors, architects and engineers.
Hart Investments Ltd v Fidler  PNLR 26, 112 Con LR 33
Engineer’s negligence in failing to warn of possible collapse of building due to inadequate temporary works
Hart Investments Ltd v Larchpark Ltd  BCC 541
Security for costs against insolvent counterclaiming defendant
Dain (AO) v Davis Frankel & Mead  1 ALL ER 1074
Inspection of documents on court file
FSA v Martin  1 BCLC 495 (CH Div);  2 BCLC 193,  PNLR 11 (CA)
Solicitor permitting funds to pass through client account where client mis-selling shares
Re Reynolds deceased  EWHC 6 (Ch Div)
Formal and substantial validity of will challenged
Re Vaughan deceased  WTLR 401
Forgery, fraud, unsoundness of mind, lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval alleged in wills case
Kupfer v Dunne  EWCA Civ 1549
Proper evidential approach in boundary dispute
Chittock v Stevens  WTLR 643
Rectification of will out of time
Dora v Simper  BCC 836
Non-disclosure on Mareva injunction
Electrotec Services Ltd v Issa Nicholas (Grenada) Ltd  1 WLR 202
Power to order security for costs in construction case appeal to Privy Council
Wallace v Brian Gale & Associates  53 CON LR 2 costs LR 53
Negligent surveyor to pay costs of rectification works
Ridgeway Motors (Isleworth) Ltd v Charles  EGCS 105
Laches and enforceability of option to purchase land
Re Leasing and Finance Services Ltd  BCC 29
Winding up – cross claim against creditor
Howard v Horne & Sons  1 EGLR 272
Measure of damages for surveyor’s negligence
Contributor, Service Charges and Management: Law & Practice 2nd edition (Sweet & Maxwell)
Contributor, Service Charges and Management Law And Practice 1st edition 2006 (Sweet & Maxwell)
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member, Lincoln’s Inn and Inner Temple
Member, Chancery Bar Association
Member, Property Bar Association
Member, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
Bar Standards Board Disciplinary Tribunal
Legal Services Commission Review Panel
Law Society Arbitration Panel
Formerly contributing editor, Current Law
Formerly trustee, Southwark Law Centre