Year of Call: 2017
Joseff joined Chambers as a tenant in September 2018 following the successful completion of his pupillage.
Joseff is originally from Llandovery and was educated at Llandovery College. A keen rugby player, he went to Loughborough University to study English, representing the university rugby team and graduating with First Class Hons. Joseff completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at Cardiff University, where he was awarded the Prince of Wales Scholarship from Grays Inn, allowing him to study and then complete the Bar Professional Training Course (‘BPTC’) at Cardiff Law School.
During his Bar studies, he won the Norman Tapp Memorial Prize and was a DuCann Prize Finalist, both from Grays Inn. He is also a Grays Inn Goddard Scholar.
Before obtaining pupillage, he undertook internships in New Delhi, India and Kathmandu, Nepal in the field of human rights.
Joseff’s pupil supervisors were Heath Edwards (crime) and David Gareth Evans (family).
Joseff is a conversational Welsh speaker.
Joseff accepts instructions across all areas of Chambers’ practice areas. He regularly appears in the Family Court and has been instructed in the High Court on behalf of both parents and local authorities in care and wardship proceedings. Joseff also has extensive experience in a range of private children matters and routinely deals with complex and acrimonious applications, including cases involving allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence and parental alienation. Joseff has also represented clients in contested residence, and children’s education proceedings.
Joseff has an expanding practice in employment law, regularly representing Claimants and Respondents in preliminary and final hearings. Joseff also has experience in medical negligence hearings.
Joseff has advised and been instructed on a broad range of civil matters. His advisory work includes early prospective advices in aviation claims, foreign jurisdiction personal injury claims and children’s personal injury claims.
Joseff has appeared in the immigration tribunal in both the first tier and upper tribunals on successful appeals against the Home Office. He has drawn upon his volunteer work with local charity Asylum Justice to possess a wide breadth of knowledge pertaining to immigration proceedings, and has advised upon appeals involving severe brain injuries, female genital mutilation (FGM) and war crimes allegations under the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
Re E – Secured substantial and numerous findings against a parent in relation to emotional harm of the Child, and parental alienation of the other parent.
Mr H M Harran v Memory Lane Cakes Ltd: 1600349/2017 – representing a Claimant in a successful unfair and wrongful dismissal claim, where the Claimant was awarded damages in excess of £20,000.
Re T – Contested application made by a mother seeking to change her child’s primary education. Mother was successful at final hearing.
Mr R Butler v Monmouthshire Timber Supplies Ltd: 1600194/2018 – representing a Claimant in a successful unlawful deduction of wages claim.
Nursing and Midwifery Council v J – Representing a respondent in a fitness to practice hearing. No order made, and respondent was able to continue practicing.
Re H – Successfully represented a father in acrimonious proceedings seeking to change the residence of his child from the child’s Mother to himself.
In addition to involvement with Amnesty International, Joseff is also a panel member with Advocate, the Bar’s Pro-Bono charity.