Year of call: 2017
Clerks: James Watson / Lee Fifield
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.
Joseff was also awarded the Pegasus Scholarship by Inner Temple.
Joseff is a conversational Welsh speaker
Joseff accepts instructions across all areas of Chambers’ family law practice. 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 is also regularly instructed in all types contentious financial remedy proceedings. He is also a member of the Family Law Bar Association.
Re X – Led by Owen Thomas QC in lengthy High Court care proceedings involving transgender children and disputed parental influence on the children’s transition.
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.
Re T – Successful contested application made by a mother seeking to change her child’s primary education.
Re H – Successfully represented a father in acrimonious proceedings seeking to change the residence of his child from the child’s mother to himself.
Joseff’s pro-bono involvement includes volunteering with the following social mobility initiatives:
- Bridging the Bar, a charity committed to increasing the equality of access to opportunities in the legal profession across all underrepresented groups;
- Joseff is the regional co-ordinator for Wales for Young Citizens, a charity that conducts an annual national mock trial competition in comprehensive schools throughout Wales
- the Lord Edmund Davies Legal Education Trust, a charity established to serve young people living in Wales or having a connection with Wales who are interested in entering the legal profession.
Joseff is also a panel member with Advocate, the Bar’s Pro-Bono charity, is a member of the Bar Council’s Race Working Group, and serves on the Equality and Diversity Committee of the Wales and Chester Circuit.
Joseff has also written several articles for Counsel magazine on the merits of remote working for the profession
Joseff’s GDPR policies can be found here