Joss Knight


Joss Knight 2

Call 2014
Qualifications BPTC, Kaplan Law School. GDL, Oxford Brookes University. BA Hons, Philosophy and Theology, Jesus College, University of Oxford.
Awards Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn. Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn. Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn. Sankey Scholarship, Jesus College, University of Oxford.

Expertise


During pupillage, Joss assisted in drafting pleadings and advising in residential and commercial construction disputes.

Joss has particular experience in Court of Protection work and acts in both health and welfare and property and estates matters. He recently advised in a claim against a defendant who had appropriated a six-figure sum from an elderly relative whilst acting under a lasting power of attorney.

Joss spent two months in the spring of 2016 on secondment with Foot Anstey LLP. During this period he operated exclusively in Court of Protection matters, predominately in cases where Foot Anstey were acting on behalf of the Official Solicitor. As a result he has a detailed understanding of how the Court of Protection operates.

 

Joss accepts instructions in all areas of employment law and has appeared in the employment tribunal in claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination. Prior to pupillage Joss regularly appeared in employment claims on behalf of Notting Hill Citizens Advice Bureau and the Free Representation Unit.

Joss regularly appears in the County Court in bankruptcy and corporate insolvency petitions and accepts instructions in all insolvency matters.

Joss assisted in a number of professional negligence disputes during pupillage, acting for both claimants and defendants. He has particular experience in relation to claims brought against surveyors, builders and solicitors.

Joss has appeared in a number of possession hearings and has experience of disputes over residential and commercial property. During pupillage he drafted pleadings and advised on matters concerning trespassers, restrictive covenant, proprietary estoppel, boundary disputes and co-ownership.

Joss has extensive experience of matters relating to Wills, trusts and probate. In particular, he regularly advises both claimants and defendants in relation to claims under the Inheritance (Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He also recently advised in relation to allegations that a Will was forged.

Practice Overview

Joss is a specialist commercial and chancery practitioner. He joined Chambers in October 2015 following the successful completion of his pupillage and is now developing a practice in all areas of commercial and chancery work.

Joss was supervised during pupillage by James Pearce-Smith and assisted in a wide variety of commercial and chancery matters. He has particular experience in disputes concerning professional negligence, construction, partnerships, Wills, trusts and probate, court of protection, insolvency and property.

Joss has appeared successfully in numerous matters in the County Court including small claims, fast track trials and interim applications.