Year of call 1980
Charles Joseph is a barrister specialising in most areas of modern chancery work including property, wills, trusts and probate, commercial work, directors’ duties and disqualification proceedings and minority shareholders’ rights, and related areas of professional negligence.
Charles is regularly instructed on behalf of corporate bodies, partnerships, LLPs and individuals, including trustees, executors and beneficiaries, 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. His work encompasses both contentious and non-contentious matters. He gives clients clear and straightforward advice based on a keen appreciation of what is likely to be practical and commercial.
Charles has considerable 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.
Charles’ business and commercial work includes partnership disputes, share disputes, directors’ disqualification proceedings, unfair prejudice petitions and all forms of contractual and commercial disputes.
Charles acts for claimants and defendants in related professional negligence matters including issues relating to surveyors, solicitors, architects and engineers.
Charles is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and so also accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator. He is a member of the Law Society Arbitration Panel. He is also a sometime legal assessor to the General Optical Council and panel member of the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal.
Cases resolved by arbitration fall into all categories of his practice, and in the past have included such varied matters as an allegedly forged will, a solicitors’ partnership dispute and a substantial five-party commercial / contractual dispute.