Experience

Joseph is instructed by both employees and employers to advise on all employment and HR issues. Acting for individuals and organisations allows Joseph to develop a deep understanding of the issues affecting both sides of a dispute.

He regularly advises clients on grievance and disciplinary investigations, unfair dismissal, discrimination complaints, whistleblowing, the negotiation of exit terms and post-dismissal issues, including breaches of post-termination covenants.

He is recognised for his expertise in assisting clients at all stages of Employment Tribunal litigation, particularly with whistleblowing and discrimination complaints.

Joseph’s work, particularly for employers, also covers non-contentious issues, including providing HR advisory services, and drafting employment contracts and HR policies.

Career

Joseph gained his undergraduate degree in Economic History from Bristol University before obtaining his LLB at the University of Law.

He qualified as a solicitor at Penningtons Manches Cooper, a top 50 law firm, in 2014. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Joseph completed a graduate scheme in Human Resources Management at KPMG.

Joseph returned to KPMG’s employment law team as a solicitor in 2015 before joining Stewarts’ employment practice in February 2017. He was promoted to Partner in July 2019.

Joseph has written about his experience of Stewarts for our careers section. You can view his story here.

Accreditations and Memberships

Joseph is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Publications and media

Joseph comments on employment law issues in different publications, including in the broadsheets, People Management and Personnel Today.

Joseph appeared on Sky News discussing the dispute between McDonald’s and their former CEO Steve Easterbrook, and the effect of the Uber decision on the gig economy.

Personal

Joseph is a keen sportsman. Despite a long list of injuries and his age he represents a football team in the Southern Amateur League.