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Joseph specialises in litigation and dispute resolution with particular emphasis on construction. He was previously a Barrister until he became a Solicitor in 2001.
Joseph has extensive experience in all aspects of construction in both private and public sector work, advising developers, contractors and consultants.
Over the years of Joseph’s practice, he has been involved in various high profile projects including the Airport Core Project, the construction of the Tsing Ma Bridge and the “short piling” incident which attracted major media coverage at the time. He was involved in a recent high profile dispute regarding a development project in Mei Foo Sun Chuen. The dispute had been widely reported in the press and Joseph was quoted in newspapers and weekly magazines on a number of occasions. The case was also reported in law reports. Joseph also has experience in conducting CIETAC arbitrations. Joseph is also able to advise on partnering arrangements and NEC.
Joseph has been granted higher rights of audience in civil proceedings before the High Court and Court of Final Appeal and is one of only a small number of Solicitor Advocates in Hong Kong. He also sits as an arbitrator.
Member, Panel of Arbitrators (Overseas) of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission (“SHAC”) since 2022
Listed on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s List of Arbitrators
Listed on the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators
Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Associate Member since 1995 and Member since 2000)
Member of Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (since 2007)
Member of Society of Construction Law Hong Kong
Member of Lighthouse Club Hong Kong
LL.B (Hons), University of Central England
P.C.LL, University of Hong Kong
Joseph speaks regularly at conferences on construction related topics. He is also a frequent speaker on NEC.
In 2012, he sat for a period as Deputy District Court Judge.
Joseph is a co-author of “Bullen and Leake and Jacob’s Hong Kong Precedents of Pleadings”.
Joseph is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the Singapore International Commercial Court.