Joseph is a genius. He is exceptional is his ability to work through complex legal problems and identify points others are unable to see.
Joseph Markus was called to the Bar in 2012. He specialises in publicly funded cases in the fields of housing, and community care, with a particular focus on public law. He has been instructed in a number of high-profile cases across his practice areas from County and High Court level to the Supreme Court.
Joseph is recommended in The Legal 500 as a Tier 1 Leading Junior in Social housing and Tier 2 Leading Junior in Public Law, which states 'Joseph’s written work is always of a high quality and he is reliable in providing it. He is a calming presence with clients and is clear and persuasive in his advocacy.' Joseph is recommended in Chambers and Partners as Band 2 in Administrative & Public Law, Immigration and Social Housing.
Joseph is also a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Preferred Counsel (‘B’ Panel). He has particular expertise in claims brought under the Equality Act 2010, both in a housing context and otherwise.
Joseph is ranked as a Leading Junior Tier 2 for Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights) in The Legal 500, 2024.
Joseph is a judicial review specialist, with a practice covering his core areas of practice as well as a range of other fields. Some examples of his work in this area include:
Joseph is ranked as a Leading Junior Tier 1 for Social housing in The Legal 500, 2024.
Joseph has experience of a broad range of housing and homelessness cases, including possession trials, homelessness appeals, claims for unlawful eviction and housing disrepair, judicial review, committal and injunction applications, as well as the closure orders regime under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. His work includes:
Joe has a particular interest in Gypsy/Traveller cases and has experience of Mobile Homes Act and trespasser possession claims across both England and Wales. His cases include:
Joseph is experienced in community care work arising out of housing and immigration cases and is instructed in appeals before the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal, often pro bono. His reported cases include:
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