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Joseph Hale, Partner

Joseph Hale


Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering
  • Energy and infrastructure

Practice notes

Joseph is a construction lawyer with over 20 years experience, with a focus on contentious construction matters.

Joseph’s role involves assisting clients to avoid disputes, where possible, and get the best outcomes for clients where disputes cannot be avoided.

He has acted for all areas of the construction industry including central and local government, employers, contractors, sub-contractors, designers, banks and insurers. Joseph has advised on bespoke and standard form contracts, including NEC, JCT, IChemE, MF/1, FIDIC and ICE.

He is a trained mediator and has experience of adjudication, domestic and international arbitration, litigation, mediation and expert determination.

Joseph has a particular interest in and experience of the energy, infrastructure and water sectors including rail, highways, renewable energy, PFI, and process engineering.

In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and playing the guitar.

Joseph is recognised as an expert in his field in Chambers and Legal 500:

  • Legal 500 2022: Clients say: "[has] great experience and understanding of the construction industry"
  • Chambers 2022: "[He] is really good - he's astute and he really cares about his clients."

Joseph has delivered training and seminars to clients and industry organisations.

Qualifications and Education

  • BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford 1995-1998