Joss is very tenacious. ‘He is very calm and reliable and gives sound, sensible and commercially minded advice. He provides advice well beyond his year of call in terms of his experience.’ ‘Joss is easy to work with, he is good with clients and his advocacy is nimble.’ “

Chambers UK 2024, Chancery

Joss has a varied commercial and chancery practice spanning commercial/contractual disputes, real estate litigation, and wills & trusts matters.

Recent cases where he has appeared as sole counsel include:

  • A multi-track trial concerning a claim for a resulting and/or constructive trust over a £1m property.
  • A reported High Court decision concerning the ability of company directors to obtain a limitation direction and the scope for awarding a non-party costs order.
  • Three-day trial in the Birmingham Technology and Construction Court.

Joss has particular experience of partnership disputes, cases which include a Court of Protection element, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He frequently appears in fast-track and multi-track matters in the County Court, the High Court and the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Directory Quotes

Joss is personable, bright and intelligent. I rate him very highly.”

Chambers UK 2024, Professional Negligence

Joss is an all-round excellent barrister. He is socially, emotionally and academically intelligent.”

The Legal 500 2024, Professional Negligence

Joss is a confident and commercially-minded barrister.’ ‘He is a real up-and-comer, great with clients, great on his feet & has a real talent.’ ‘Joss is an excellent advocate and easily matches barristers of greater experience.’ “

Chambers UK 2023, Chancery

An intelligent, incisive and personable junior.”

Legal 500 2023, Professional Negligence

Joss has a broad practice in the professional negligence field, and is notable for his work in claims against solicitors and architects.’ ‘Joss is very user-friendly, a can-do lawyer who’s excellent at contentious probate. He provides good, sound advice and ticks all the boxes.’ “

Chambers UK 2023, Professional Negligence

Joss provides a clear strategy in each case. He is confident in court and able to effectively put forward his client’s position.”

Legal 500 2023, Chancery, Probate & Tax

Joss is a very effective advocate. He provides sound advice.”

Legal 500 2022, Professional Negligence

A strong advocate who gets to the heart of a problem and provides sound, clear advice.”

legal 500 2021, chancery, probate & tax

Seminars & Events

  • Qualifications & awards:

    • BA Hons, Philosophy and Theology, Jesus College, University of Oxford.
    • 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.
  • Professional memberships:

    • Chancery Bar Association
  • Additional information:

    Prior to pupillage Joss worked variously as a teacher in Moscow; a chef in a double Michelin-starred restaurant; and as a paralegal for OSG solicitors, where he worked exclusively on First Subsea Ltd v Balltec Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 866 (Ch). This landmark case was the subject of a 25-day trial in the High Court and involved allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy to injure by unlawful means and patent infringement.

    Joss grew up in the Lake District and enjoys hiking, cooking and going to the theatre. He is a keen squash player, an enthusiastic cricketer, and an adequate tennis player. He occasionally goes running out of a sense of obligation rather than any real enjoyment.

  • Joss Knight is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.