Joseph SteadmanBarrister at Wilberforce Chambers
Joseph has a very busy and diverse commercial chancery practice. He is regularly instructed to appear as sole counsel in High Court, County Court and Tribunal litigation, as well being led as part of a larger counsel team. He has been involved in appeals to the Upper Tribunal and High Court (in his own right) and to the Court of Appeal. He also has a substantial advisory practice.
Joseph has experience of working on cases which span a number of jurisdictions and require him to work closely with overseas lawyers and insolvency practitioners. His recent work has involved the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Monaco, Malta, and Switzerland.
Many of Joseph’s cases involve interactions between different areas of the law, reflecting the breadth of Joseph’s practice. He is particularly well-placed to advise in cases which straddle the traditional boundaries between practice areas, and enjoys deploying concepts from across the law in order to achieve the best outcomes for his clients.
His trusts and probate work spans a wide variety of contexts, including commercial fraud/asset-tracing, divorce and relationship breakdown, and more “traditional” private client matters. He is ranked as a ‘rising star’ in The Legal 500, which notes he is “extremely intelligent”, “knows the law backwards” and “gives very practical advice”, concluding: “he is an ideal person to have on the team.”