Joseph Millington Crime

Call: 2009


Joseph graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2005 with an upper second class degree in law. He then obtained a Master of Philosophy in Playwriting Studies at the University of Birmingham before completing the BVC at the City Law School, London.

He was awarded an Inner Temple Exhibition for his BVC year. He achieved the grade of Outstanding on the BVC, obtaining 100% in his civil litigation examination.

Joseph secured pupillage on completion of the BVC to commence in October 2010. Prior to starting pupillage, he returned to work as a paralegal in the motor fraud department of an industry leading insurance litigation firm, a job which he had first enjoyed for a period after his playwriting studies.

Joseph joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2011 following the successful completion of his predominantly civil and commercial pupillage primarily under the supervision of David Warner.
Joseph accepts instructions in all areas of chambers expertise.

Qualifications and Appointments:

LLB (Nottingham) Upper Second Class

MPhil (Birmingham) Playwriting Studies

BVC (City Law School) Outstanding


Joseph regularly appears in both the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court and has defended a variety of offences, including driving offences. He acted for the defendant in a sexual assault trial in the Youth Court involving a vulnerable witness giving evidence by live video link.

Joseph is very regularly instructed by local authorities, particularly Birmingham City Council, to prosecute offences relating to fraudulent applications for state benefits, whether under the Social Security Administration Act 1992, or the Fraud Act 2006. He is instructed to advise on the evidence, draft indictments and provide representation at trial. Joseph has recently successfully prosecuted an offence under the Fraud Act 2006 relating to a fraudulent application submitted under the 'Right to Buy' scheme –  the first case of its type pursued by Birmingham City Council.

Joseph also conducts Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings following successful prosecutions.

He also has experience in the relatively niche area of prosecutions under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 of operating unlicensed consumer credit businesses.

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