Year of Call: 2014

Inn: Lincoln’s Inn

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Joss frequently acts in a wide variety of residential and commercial construction matters.

His recent caseload includes:

  • A three-day trial in the Technology and Construction Court in Birmingham concerning allegations of defective renovation work by a building company. Awaiting judgment.
  • An appeal in the Central London County Court concerning complex issues of VAT chargeable and recoverable in relation to residential conversion works. Joss acted for the successful appellant.
  • A trial against a national homebuilding company for failing to ensure a property had adequate drainage.
  • A claim against a boat yard for the defective restoration of a luxury yacht.
  • Proceedings against a caravan park for damages arising out of the sale and supply of a defective static home and its inadequate installation.

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association

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.

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.