1 Garden Court

Practice Overview

Joseph’s practice covers a wide range of family law including: private children, financial remedy, cohabitation disputes and domestic abuse. He represents clients in all tiers of court.

His practice encompasses private law children matters involving complex contact and residence disputes.

Joseph represents and advises parties in financial remedies upon divorce and claims under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989. Joseph’s practice increasingly involves high net worth parties, with complicated jurisdictional issues and where there are disputed business or pension assets. 

He regularly accepts instructions in injunctive proceedings involving serious domestic violence and abuse.

Joseph has also worked in schools teaching and mentoring children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

  • Children (private law)

    Joseph’s private children practice involves a wide range of cases involving disputed child arrangements including where there are allegations of sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues. Joseph often appears in complex fact-finding hearings as well as cases involving a change of school or a change of name.

    Joseph is particularly interested in cases concerning implacable hostility and parental alienation and is able to combine a robust style of advocacy when required with the sensitivity needed when dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses.

    Joseph is also regularly instructed in cases involving internal and external relocation of children, both on behalf of the parent seeking to move and the parent resisting the move.

  • Family finance & property

    Joseph’s finance practice includes the full range of financial remedy following divorce and cases under Schedule 1 CA 1989. Joseph’s practice increasingly involves high net worth parties, with complicated jurisdictional issues and where there are disputed business and pension assets.  Joseph also acts in cohabitation cases and often appears in cases where there are disputes as to the beneficial ownership of property, interveners are joined to the proceedings, or where there are allegations of ‘sham’ trusts.  

  • Domestic violence & injunctions

    Joseph acts in cases under FLA 1996 ranging from ex- parte applications to complex final hearings over allegations of serious domestic abuse.

  • Cases

    Re E (A Child) [2013] EWHC 2400 (Fam). The case has attracted media attention with articles appearing in The Times, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail.