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Joseph joined Chambers in August 2022.
Prior to joining Albion Joseph was a Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service in the Southwest and has regularly appeared in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts.
He is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) and serves on the committee for UKELA Southwest. Joseph is a Grade 2 CPS Prosecutor.
Joseph is a trustee of the charity Law for Life which provides training, education and materials to ensure that everyone has the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to secure access to justice.
Prior to becoming a barrister Joseph had a career as a director of a manufacturing company in the Southwest, and from this he brings knowledge, experience and professionalism to his practice.
Joseph is instructed in both prosecution and defence cases in the Crown Court.
Cases of note:
R v Vaughan (2021) – Prosecution of a defendant for possession of a bladed article in public, possession of offensive weapons and affray involving a machete. The defendant’s home was searched, and he was found to be in possession of 35 other knives. The defendant entered a guilty plea to the offences and complex legal argument arose as to whether the remaining knives could be forfeited.
R v Hartill (2022) – Prosecution of an offence of harassment, threats to kill. The threats were made against the defendants probation officer through her colleagues. Following lengthy legal argument at half time over whether threats through others could amount to the offence, the defendant was convicted and sentenced.
R v Goodhall (2022) – Prosecution of an offence of ABH in a domestic context. Following a guilty plea by the defendant a lengthy legal argument arose around the implementation of a restraining order against the wishes of the victim. The restraining order was imposed and both parties commended for their diligent submissions.
R v Berrow (2022) – Prosecution of a young defendant for possession of Indecent Images of Children. The defendant entered a guilty plea and was before the court for sentencing. Joseph was commended for his distillation of the evidence and sensitive handling of the case.