Called to the Bar in 2018
Joe is a busy junior practising in criminal law. He became a tenant in October 2018 after completing pupillage. Joe provides robust advocacy services in court and personable but effective advice to his clients. The balance of his practice is defending but he also appears for the Crown and other prosecuting authorities.
After recently succeeding in the Court of Appeal, Joe has growing experience and facility in detailed argument on complex points of law.
In the Crown Court, Joe is instructed in a variety of trials including matters of violence, dishonesty, drugs and public disorder. He is also instructed in sex cases, including child exploitation, indecent images of children, exposure and sexual assault.
Joe has experience of representing vulnerable clients and those whose fitness to plead is in issue. He has conducted contested fitness to plead hearings and has experience of dealing with expert/medical evidence. In addition, Joe has prosecuted and defended in a number of Ground Rules Hearings and trials with the use of intermediaries.
Joe appears in the London courts and across the South East, but is prepared to travel further should his clients require it. He has, for instance, successfully represented a defendant at trial in the Crown Court on the Isle of Wight.
Indicative trial briefs:
R v RK, Armed Robbery
R v YM, Production of Cannabis
R v EP, Witness Intimidation
R v RT, Indecent Images
R v GK, ABH
R v FI, Sexual Assault
Court of Appeal:
R v JB, Appeal against sentence. Imprisonment reduced from 28 to 16 months following argument on concurrent/consecutive sentences and totality.
GDL/BPTC (BPP Law School - 2016-17)
MSc: Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies (University of Edinburgh - 2015)
BA(Hons), First-Class: History (SOAS, University of London - 2014)