Josef is primarily a licensing and planning barrister.
He acts for and advises a wide range of local authorities, the licensed trade, developers, regulatory bodies and private individuals.
He was called to the Bar by Lincolns Inn in 2002 after a degree from Kings College, London.
He is recognised by the directories as a leading junior in both planning and licensing.
In planning he has particular experience in housing land supply issues, while his busy planning practice encompasses everything from small enforcement cases to large, called-in housing appeals. He recently won a Secretary of State appeal in respect of 2500 new houses in the Essex countryside.
In licensing he represents all sides of the debate and was most recently involved in the appeal against closure of London’s famous Fabric nightclub. He has particular experience of sex entertainment venue licensing, including appearing in the leading cases of R (KVP Ent Ltd) v South Bucks DC  EWHC 926 and R(Bean Leisure Trading A Ltd) v Leeds CC  EWHC 878 (Admin).
He is a regular trainer and speaker at seminars.