Joseph Hume Associate
Joseph joined Corker Binning in November 2019, following his qualification as a solicitor in April 2019. Joseph is an experienced police station advisor.
Areas of expertise
Joseph advises clients across the spectrum of criminal proceedings, from the police investigation through to trial, in both Magistrates’ and Crown Court matters. He has advised clients on a range of criminal offences, including drug offences, serious assaults, sexual offences and white collar crime.
Joseph has regularly represented clients in interviews under caution following arrest and in voluntary attendance interviews. He also gained experience as a Magistrates’ Court advocate during the first six months following qualification, providing him with valuable first-hand insight to tactical approaches to case preparation.
Joseph has advised clients facing extradition to EU Member States in addition to several extradition requests from outside of the EU. Joseph also advises clients subject to confiscation proceedings.
“Corker Binning has consolidated its position as a leading criminal and regulatory litigation firm.”
Chambers UK 2020
-Advised a client at the Old Bailey indicted with conspiracy to produce cannabis valued at £26million. At the time this was the largest cannabis conspiracy investigated in the UK.
-Advised a high profile individual in confiscation proceedings, following conclusion of high value fraud proceedings.
-Represented a police officer charged with perverting the course of justice and later with breach of an SRO. The breach matter was discontinued by the CPS following written representations and the client received a suspended sentence in the perverting the course of justice matter.
-Acted for an individual following allegations of sexual assault against four child complainants in a media sensitive case due to involvement of high profile witnesses and the nature of the client’s employment.
-Advised and acted for a client accused of sexual assault. Proceedings discontinued following written representations to the CPS.
-Represented a client arrested for drug production, advancing the relatively new ‘modern slavery defence’.
Joseph began his career at Hodge Jones & Allen, where he worked as a paralegal for three years before completing his period of recognised training. During this time, he gained experience in criminal defence litigation and dispute resolution. He qualified as a solicitor in April 2019 and joined Corker Binning as an Associate in November 2019.
Joseph studied Spanish and Philosophy at Royal Holloway University and completed the GDL at De Montfort University. He went on to complete the LPC at the University of Law, passing with and completing an LLM alongside.
Joseph is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.